Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE 53A. BOX 27. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Habib us-Siyar. Vol. III, chapters 1, 2. Incomplete at end, though ending neatly at the end of a page by Khvānd Mīr, Ghiyās̲ al-Dīn ibn Humām al-Dīn, ca. 1475-1535?

Not in fact in Codrington's list, but there is a handwritten note in the interleaved copy at the Society, giving it the number 53A. First folio, recto. Impressions of seals with name Zuhur-i A'la, a larger octagonal rectangle dated 1263, a smaller rectangle dated 1268. Signature of Zuhur-i A'la. Details of cost of production, in siyaq. Signature of H. Blochmann (for whom see Buckland). Penultimate folio, verso: Two impressions of the seal dated 1268. Last folio, verso: Signature of Zuhur-i A'la. Impression of the seal dated 1263. Blue European paper with watermark including the initials P.M.C. (?) Part of the same work as Codrington/Reade No 46. Headings in red.

Incipit: Ya rabb bi-thana-yi khwud sukhansazam kun
Language(s): Persian.

References

As for Codrington/Reade No 46.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios
Dimensions (leaf): 9.75

Layout

15 lines to page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. Muhammadi-yi katib

Binding

European half-leather binding with tooled title etc and marbled boards.

History

Origin: Calcutta. AH 1286 (1852).

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by S . Ameer Ali.

Availability

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