Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 18. BOX 8. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Rawḍat al-aḥbāb fī siyar al-Nabī wa-al-āl wa-al-aṣḥāb by Dashtakī, ʻAṭāʼ Allāh ibn Faḍl Allāh, -1400 or 1401>

Inside front cover: In pencil: Morley's catalogue numbers. Flyleaf, recto: In ink: 72; title in English and Arabic; 'Presented by Sir J Malcolm May 19 1827; In pencil: title and description. Flyleaf, verso: no: 15 I.? L Folio 1, recto: a) Note of purchase for? the library of Muhammad Hafeez b, Shaikh Hamid 'Uthmani for 130 rupees on 1 Sha'ban, year one of Rafi' al-Darajat. Written at the request of the Timurid minister Mir 'Ali Shir Nawa'i.With curse on anyone claiming ownership. Accompanied by small oval seal, presumably of the said Hafeez: Ya Hafiz Ya Hafeez 1126, regnal year probably 3. b) Partly effaced note of purchase dated 21 Ramazan (mis-spelt), regnal year one. c) Effaced note with seal. A History of the life and actions of Muhammad, his companions and their disciples. This manuscript contains only the first of the three maqsads or divisions of the book. End of scribe's name in damaged colophon: ... Muhammad walad Isma'il Musawi. Illuminated initial opening. Ruled margins. Rubricated headings and punctuation. Occasional marginal notes.

Incipit: Al-hamdu lillah alladhi manna 'ala al-mu'minin idh ba'atha fihum rasulan minhum
Language(s): Persian


Storey, i, pp. 189-92.
Rieu, i, pp. 146-7.
Ethe, Nos 145, 146-57.
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 441
Dimensions (leaf): 10.75


Damaged by worm and white ants, seriously towards the end.


19 lines on a page




Origin: Bijapur (colophon). 2 Rabi' 2, rest of date destroyed by insect .

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir John Malcolm.


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