Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

RAS Persian 93. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Intikhāb-i akhbār-i darbār-i Nawwāb Vazīr al-Mamālik Āṣaf al-Dawlah Bahādur

Imperfect at the end. Begins with 18-19 Jumada II 1209. Last date 24 Rabi' II 1210. Second flyleaf, recto: Stamp, the name entered in ink: Presented to the ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY by Colonel Doyle Folio 1a. A? Hackett? to C.J. Doyle - 1812. First back flyleaf: Ex Libris C.J. Doyle. A journal of events which took place at Oudh and at the court of its Nawab, A.H. 1209-1210.

Incipit: Parishab chahar ghari shab baqimandah naqarah-i kuch kunanidah
Language(s): Persian.

References

Possibly unique.
Entered in the Donations Register for 15 March 1834. No 8 in list of Persian MSS.
For Doyle's gift see the Journal for 1834, pp. 154, vi, lxxvi-lxxvii (the last two in the index of the Library copy but missing from the volume).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 328
Dimensions (leaf): 8.25

Condition

Slight worming.

Layout

11 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Half-leather binding with some tooled decoration. European-style but probably done in India.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Colonel C.J. Doyle.

Availability

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