Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 358 (bis) (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Mirʼāt-i Sikandarī by Manjū, Iskandar ibn Muḥammad, b. 1582 or 3

Written on the instructions of Charles Warre Malet. Omitted from the original Codrington Catalogue. There is a handwritten entry facing page 544 of the Library copy of Codrington. There is a second No 358 on the next page. First flyleaf, recto: a) Armorial bookplate of Sir Chas. Warre Malet. b) Bound from the Carnegie U.K. Trust Grant 1930. Flyleaf preceding text, recto: Presented to the Oriental Translation Committee by Sir A Malet Bart. A history of the Sultans of Gujarat up to A.H. 1000. The author is Sikandar b. Muhammad, known as Manjhu Akbaris (Kabir in this MS).. Headings and punctuation in red. Ruled margins. Panel of illumination over the beginning of the text.

Incipit: Al-hamdu lillahi alladhi ja'ala fardan min afrad al-bashar
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, pp. 728-9.
Rieu, i, p. 287.
Ethe, No 438.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 286
Dimensions (leaf): 11.5 × 6.5 in.

Layout

17 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Brown leather English binding with tooled spine. Panels from the earlier Indian binding with painted decoration are pasted on to the the inside covers.

History

Origin: 15 Rabi' I A.H. 1196.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir Alexander Warre Malet.

Availability

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