Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 41. BOX 19. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


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

Folio 1, recto; In Persian: a) Note of purchase dated 1332, next to impression of small oval seal, partly cut off. b) Note of possession by Muhammad Isma'il son of Hajji Jahangir, dated 30th year of 'Alamgir, 1098. In English: a) Signature of Jno Romer b) Presented to the Royal Asiatic Society by John Romer Esq Folio 1, verso: impression of round seal of Jamal al-Din 'Uthmani ... , dated 1107? Part of the same work as Codrington/Reade No 29. Illuminated initial opening. Ruled margins. Rubricated headings and punctuation.

Incipit: As Codrington/Reade No 40.
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 29.
For Romer's gift see the Journal for 1837, p. xiv. For the provenance see Donations Register for November 18 1848.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 403
Dimensions (leaf): 10.75 × 6.5 in.


24 lines on a page




Red leather Oriental binding with stamped and painted decoration.


Origin: Not dated.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by John Romer.


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