Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 25. BOX 14. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Tabaqat i Nasiri by Minhāj Sirāj Jūzjānī, b. 1193

Apparently overlooked in Morley's Handwriten Catalogue. It is not No 75 which is a copy of Firishtah presented by Briggs. The text is full of inaccuracies throughout. At the end is a note by the original recording the rewards the author received from the king [Nasir al-Din Mahmud] and from Ulugh [incorrectly written Alf] Khan who was also presented with a copy. This ends with a colophon, not original here, stating it is written by Minhaj i Siraj on 5 Rabi' I 650, evidently a mistake for 658. On f1b, f2a, and at end of text: impressions of oval seal of Ahmad, date 1097. A general History from the earliest times to A.H. 658. Ruled margins. Rubricated headings, punctuation and diagrams.

Incipit: Al-hamdu [alif]lillahi alladhi [alif]la ibtida' li-wujudihi [sic]
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, pp. 68-70.
Rieu, i, pp. 68-70.
Ethe, No 14.
Some information about this MS in Raverty's translation.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 300
Dimensions (leaf): 10

Layout

21 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Blue cloth European binding with tooled title etc. Front flyleaf verso: printed note: bound from the Carnegie U.K. Trust grant; in ink: 1930.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by General John Briggs 13th March 1828. So in Morley Printed Catalogue.

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