Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 79. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Tūzuk-i Āṣafī by Tajallī, ʻAlī Shāh, fl. 1775

Folio one, recto: a) Presented by Sir John Malcolm May 19 1827. b) In Persian, not by the scribe of the MS: Tarikh-i Nizam 'Ali Khan u Nasir Jang wa ghairuhu, 'History of Nizam 'Ali Khan and Nasir Jang etc.' c) English translation of this lacking 'etc.', in pencil. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Ashi''ah-i sitayish-i bi alayish mar ahadi-ra sazad A History of the Nizams of Haidarabad from the origin of the family to A.H. 1206. No title is given in the introduction of this MS nor is the author named there. The MS breaks off in the middle of a sentence in a description of a famine which took place in 1206. However, the incipit agrees with those in Rieu and Ethe.
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, pp. 749-50.
Rieu, iii, p. 1037.
Ethe, No 467.
For Malcolm's gift see the Donations Register for 19 May 1827 and the Transactions for 1830, pp. xcix-c.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 212
Dimensions (leaf): 10.25 × 7.75 in.


Imperfect at the end.


14 lines on a page




Red leather binding with tooled border. Seemingly Oriental with raised bands on the spine as in a European binding, but without structural function. (?)


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir John Malcom.


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