Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 35. BOX 15. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


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

[As Rieu (i, p. ) and Ethe. The surviving portion of the original first folio, with the beginning of the text, is bound upside down after the last folio of text. In the margin is a note: The illuminated frontispiece of this volume was given to Mr. Jas. Forbes to insert as a specimen in his great work - by C.W.M. May 18 - 1813. Defective at beginning. The first two folios, now standing first and written in naskh, are not part of this volume and are concerned with later Timurid history. Extra leaves are inserted at beginning and end from other partly written manuscripts. Inside back cover: armorial bookplate of Sir Cha. Warre Malet History of the twelve Imams and the Urnavi and 'Abbasi Khalifs to A.H. 656. Ruled margins. Headings and punctuation in red.

Incipit: Hamd wa thana'i ki musabbihan i mala' i a'la
Language(s): Persian.


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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 104
Dimensions (leaf): 12.5


Slight worming.


31 lines on a page




Oriental red leather binding with blind-tooled margin.


Origin: Ramadan A.H. 1005.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir A. Malet, Bart.


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