Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 19. BOX 9. (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>

Part of Maqsad 1. Bound with Codrington/Reade No 51, which it precedes. Front flyleaf, recto: In pencil, title and catalogue numbers. Slip cut from Morley's printed catalogue pasted in, with description of No XXXVIII (Codrington/Reade No 51). Folio 1, recto: In ink: David Price; In Arabic script titles and notes of purchase. One recording purchase by Husain 'Ali, another purchase at Akbarabad. Labels on spine: leather: R.A.S, P. CAT. 38. Paper: Habib-es-Siyar Vol. 2.a.; now detached: Persian 49; 19. The same work as No 18, but incomplete, breaking off in the events of A.H. 5 (A.D. 626?). [Not year 4] Iluminated first page. Ruled margins on first 64 folios. Rubricated headings, Arabic quotations etc.

Incipit: as Codrington/Reade No 18.
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 18.
For Price's bequest see the Journal for 1836, pp. xii-xiv (an obituary note p. lx).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 199 [not 200]
Dimensions (leaf): 11.25 × 7.25 in.


20 lines on a page




Red leather oriental binding with flap and blind-tooled panels. In poor condition. Front and back boards detached.


Origin: India. Dated A.H. 999 (A.D. 1590).

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of Major David Price.


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