Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 38. BOX 18. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


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

Folios 1-8 contain a list of contents and are not original. They are dated 21 Dhu 'l-Hijja 1157. Folios 11-16 are later replacements. Fifth front flyleaf, verso: armorial bookplage of Sir Cha. Warre Malet. Seventh front flyleaf: Presented to the Oriental Transaltion Come by Sir A Malet Bart Eighth front flyleaf: Notes in Persian, all in the same hand, recording births of two sons. a) on the eve of Ramadan 1194 in the port of Kanbayit. b) 27-8 Rajab 1196, at half past five of the night, at Bandar Surat. Pages attached to new inner margins. History of the Dynasties contemporary with the 'Abbasi, and up to A.H. 778. Part of the same work as Codrington/Reade No 29. Illuminated initial opening. 10 miniature paintings. Rubricated headings. For the decoration and paintings which Robinson assigns to late sixteenth-century Shiraz see his catalogue No XII, pp. 63-7.

Incipit: Fihrist i nuskha i sa'adat i abadi
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 29.
For the decoration and paintings see Robinson's catalogue No XII.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 269
Dimensions (leaf):


20 lines on a page




Dark blue half calf binding, paid from the Carnegie U.K. Trust grant, 1929.


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir A. Malet, Bart.


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