Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

I.O. Islamic 4619 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Zubdat al-nasab by Muḥammad Qāsim b. Ḥusain al-Nassābah, al-Ḥasanī al-Mukhtār al-ʻAbīdilī al-Ḥusainī al-Mūsavī al-Raz̤avī
Incipit: انسب کلامی که از شهام روایح آن دماغ جان عالی نسبان صوامع قدس معٌطر گردد . . . اما بعد چون معرفت انسب عبوجب حدیث و کتاب امری مهم است الخ

A short work, consisting of a muqaddimah, five fuṣūl, and a Khātimah, setting forth the names of the descendants of ʻAlī and the twelve Imāms, followed by the genealogy of Shāh Ismāʻīl of Persia (reigned 907-930)

Composed at the invitation of Shāh Ṭahmāsp (reigned 930-984)

This copy may be unique

Language(s): Persian

References

For a more detailed description see Arberry 1939, pages 386-7.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 49 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 4.7
Dimensions (written): 4.8

Layout

Hand(s)

Persian taʻlīq

Decoration

Rubrications

Additions:

Corrected

Binding

Black leather binding

History

Origin: 16th century CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on A. J. Arberry: Hand-List of Islamic Manuscripts acquired by the India Office Library, 1936–8. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society (New Series) (1939), 71: pp 353-396

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

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