CODRINGTON/READE NO 22 (1). BOX 12. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
1 copy of Tarjamah i Tarikh i Tabari by Ṭabarī, 838?-923
The last two folios are later, and in nasta'liq, probably of the fifteenth century. At the bottom of the last page, below the colophon, is a note saying that it was copied from the original MS. It can be accepted that this is correct. The first four folios are on different paper and there is no rubrication. The ruled margins are black. The hand is not the same as on the following folios but looks remarkably convincing as fourteenth-century naskh. This MS was selected by Muhammad Raushan as the base MS for his edition. Check and get details. Bound with Codrington/Reade No 22 (2). Abridged and adapted Persian translation of the History of Tabari. Has a very brief contuation taking the history of the Caliphs up to A.H. 529. Author of the Arabic history: Muhammad b. Jarir al-Tabari. Ruled red margins; headings and punctuation in red.
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Brown leather oriental binding, the spine later replaced in England.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by Sir John Malcolm.