Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 39. BOX 17. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

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

[As in Rieu (i, p. 91) and Ethe.] Folio 1 recto: note in Persian stating this is Vols. five, six and seven of the Raudat al-Safa, but this MS only contains volume 5. Inside back cover: armorial bookplate of Sir Cha. Warre Malet History of the Turks, Khans, Mongols, and Sarbadarians of Persia to the time of Timur. Part of the same work as Codrington/Reade No 29. Illuminated initial opening. Ruled margins. Headings and punctuation in red. Part of the same work as Codrington/Reade No 29.

Incipit: Arayish i dibachah i manaqib wa ma'athir i salatin i rafi'-miqdar
Language(s): Persian.

References

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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 75
Dimensions (leaf): 13.75 × 8.75 in.

Layout

27 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Naskh.

Binding

Brown leather binding with painted decoration.

History

Origin: 15 Rabi' II A.H. 995.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir A. Malet, Bart.

Availability

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