Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 30. BOXED SEPARATELY IN UN-NUMBERED BOX. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Rawdat al-safa. Vol. 1 by Mīr Khvānd, Muḥammad ibn Khāvandshāh, 1433-1498

(As given by Rieu and Ethe.) Second front flyleaf: Presented to the the Oriental Translation Committee by Sir A Malet Baronet. Inside back cover: armorial bookplate of Sir Cha. Warre Malet. Parts of the same work as Codrington/Reade No 29. Headings and punctuation in red.
Incipit: Zib i fihrist i nuskhah i mafakhir i anbiya
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 29.
For Sir Alexander Malet's gift see the Transactions, 1830, pp. xxxiv-xxxv.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 240
Dimensions (leaf): 15 × 9.5 in.


Some worming.


25 lines on a page


Naskh and Nasta'liq.


Oriental brown leather binding with flap and blind-tooled cartouches picked out in white. In poor condition. Covers detached.


Origin: Muharram 185, probably for A.H. 1085.(A.D. 1647).

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir A. Malet, Bart.


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