Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 15. BOX 7. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Mahābhārata

Translation of vol.II of the Sanskrit epic by Abu 'l-Fadl and others. Not in Morley Printed Cat. Marginal pencil notes in English evidently in the hand of Major Price. Occasional loose slips inserted with ink notes in hand of Price, and other matters. One with date 1798, one 1830. Folio 1 recto: Ink signature of David Price. Title of book 9 and number of leaves. There a notes similar to this last on the recto of the first page of each book or pair of books. Front flyleaf: Name of David Price in Persian, set in pencil drawing (Design for a seal? Or dagger handle?). Title and catalogue numbers in pencil. Along bottom of book in ink: Maha Bahrat VOL. II. Red and black ruled margins.

Incipit: Incipit of Book 9: Rawiyyan-i Hind chunin riwayat awarda and
Language(s): Persian


See for RAS Persian 14.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 460
Dimensions (leaf): 12 × 7.5 in.


21 lines on a page




Binding uniform with that of No 14, made with same stamps. (Have they been rebacked in European style?)


Origin: Colophons dated 13 and 11 Rabi' 1 1126. Third regnal year of Farrukhsiyar. Samvat equivalents in 1770 also given.


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