Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 10. BOX 4. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Nuzhat al-arwāḥ by Mīr Ḥusaynī Haravī, Ḥusayn ibn ʻĀlim, 1272 or 3-ca. 1317

Not in Morley Printed Cat. Occasional marginal comments and corrections, probably in the hand of the original scribe. Front flyleaf, recto: pencil notes with description, numbers etc. Obscure notes in Persian. On gilt panel at bottom of first page of text, and repeated in margin: David Price 1798. The title 'Ara'sh Akbar in Codrington's catalogue is a misreading of 'Ara'is-i Abkar, which appears in Arabic script in the Morley Handwritten Catalogue. This is not in fact the title of the work, but a phrase that occurs near the end, where the author, having stated the true title, gives his own name and a florid decrioption of the book. Illuminated double page at beginning. Rubricated headings and punctuation. Text on gold-sprinkled paper set into margins, the joins concealed by ruled margins.

Incipit: Al-hamdu lillah rabb al-'alimin 'ala kull hal fi kull hin
Language(s): Persian


Ethe, i, No 1821.
Rieu, i, p. 40.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 121
Dimensions (leaf):


11 lines on a page


Nasta'liq, with some shikasta forms. Yadgar b. Salih


Oriental brown leather binding covered with purple cloth with gold designs. Loose.


Origin: 17 Jumada 1 A.H. 1080.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Major David Price.


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