Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 333. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Kitab Iskandar Dhu 'l-Qarnain. Or Tarikh Iskandar Dhu 'l-Qarnain by Anon.

Author: Anon.

Folio preceding text: Presented by Sir John Malcolm May 19. 1827 A prose version of the largely mythical life and adventures of Alexander the Great. Which version this one is has not been established. The first of a planned six volumes, the others of which are unlikely to have been completed. Heading and punctuation in red. On blue paper.

Incipit: Amma rawiyan-i akhbar u naqilan-i athar
Language(s): Persian.

References

No closely related MS found.
For Malcolm's gift see the Donations Register for May 19 1827.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 386 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 13.5 × 8.5. in.

Layout

20 lines to the page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Plain brown leather oriental binding.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir John Malcolm.

Availability

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