Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 17. BOX 9. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Tarikh-i Musawi [Life of Moses] by Muʻīn al-Dīn Farāhī, d. 1501 or 2

Not in Morley Printed Cat. Copied for Colonel Malcolm. Inside front cover: In ink: No 28 J(ohn) M(alcolm); In blue pencil: Morley Ms Cat. 114 p. 14; In pencil: 17 Flyleaf recto: In ink: title in Persian and English. 'Presented by Sir John Malcolm May 19 - 1827 In Pencil: Title and description. F1 recto: Kitab Bahr al-Durar ki mushtamil ast bar hasabnama wa nasabkhatama? Hadrat-i Musa paighambar 'alaihi 'l-salam. [In fact Bahr al-Durar is the title of another work by Mu'in al-Din Farahi, mentioned in the introduction to this one.] Labels on spine. Leather: R.A.S. MS. CAT. 114; paper: Persian 17. Scribe is Ghulam Muhiyy al-Din Farishi (?) (seemingly not Quraishi) Rubricated headings and overlinings.

Incipit: Rabbuna atina min ladunika rahmatan wa hayyi' lina min amrina rushdan
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, pp.162-3.
Ethe, No. 605.
For Malcolm's gift see the Donations Register for 19 May 1827 and the Transactions for 1830, pp. xcix-c.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 315
Dimensions (leaf): 6.25


15 lines on a page


Nasta'liq. Ghulam Muhiyy al-Din Farishi?


European style brown leather binding, tooled on spine.


Origin: India, presumably. Monday, Eighth of [Hindi] month Pus. No year.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir John Malcolm.


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