Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 32. BOX 16. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

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

[As Rieu (i, p. 89) and Ethe.] Flyleaf, recto: Presented to the Oriental Translation Committee by Sir A Malet Baronet Inside back cover: armorial bookplate of Sir Cha. Warre Malet Clearly not presented by Sir John Malcolm as stated in Morley's catalogues. History of Muhammad and the first four Caliphs. Part of the same work as Codrington/Reade No 29. In Morley's handwritten catalogue the donor is mistakenly given as Sir John Malcolm. Iluminated panel on folio 1 verso. Ruled margins. Headings in red.

Incipit: 'Unwan i sahifah - i muradat wa fihrist i majmu'ah i sa'adat
Language(s): Persian.

References

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 219
Dimensions (leaf): 12.25

Condition

Some worming.

Layout

31 lines on a page

Binding

Red leather Oriental binding as on Codrington/Reade No 35, also with pages ruled for manuscripts bound in at beginning and end. Script, binding, date etc. very similar to Codrington/Reade No 35. Evidently from the same set.

History

Origin: 9 Rajab A.H. 1005.(A.D. 1596).

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir A. Malet.

Availability

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