Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 305A. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Tīmūrʻnāmah-ʼi Hātifī by Hātifī, d. 1520 or 21

The initial entry is writtten in the Library copy of Codrington. Defective at beginning and end; some folios are replacements. Third flyleaf: a poem in (Eastern?) Turkish. Verso of final folio of text bears verses, including several references to 'Umar Khan. Notes in Library copy of Codrington: a) In pencil: (This MS has gone to be repaired in Oct 1963, particulars in Office) b) In ink: Given to the British Museum on 5th JUly 1965 on long loan. Ruled margins and dividing panels. Headings in gold and red. Two miniatures of battle scenes in poor condition, probably sixteenth-century Persian, Not in Robinson's catalogue.

Incipit: ... Buwad zahir u batin-i har chih hast
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 305.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 156 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 8.25 × 5.25 in.


15 lines to the page




Slip inserted before back flyleaf with details of conservation and rebinding by R.P.W. (Roger Powell Workshop) Froxfield dated August 1964. White pigskin binding; title etc. tooled on spine.


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Col. Younghusband, who bought it in Yarkand.


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