Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 3. BOX 3. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of An enumeration of the times which each letter of the Alphabet occurs in the the first 30 Surahs of the Koran

Not in Morley Printed Catalogue. F1b. Impression of seal of Tipu Sultan, dated 1226 (last figureuncertain), probably in Tipu's Mawludi era, for which see Storey, i, 17. But this would make it 1799, the year of Tipu's death. Bound with what Morley describes as A Tract in the Mahrathi character, which also may contain lists of numbers.

Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, pp. 51-2.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 32
Dimensions (leaf): 9.25 × 8.5 in.


Nastaliq and siyaq (raqam).


Red leather blind-stamped Indian binding. Leather label attached to binding: R.A.S. MS. Cat. 28.


Provenance and Acquisition

Bequeathed by Major David Price.


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