Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 45. BOX 23. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Khulasat al-Akhbar fi bayan ahwal al-akhyar by Khvānd Mīr, Ghiyās̲ al-Dīn ibn Humām al-Dīn, ca. 1475-1535?

2nd (new) flyleaf: label saying the MS was bound from the Carnegie U.K. Trust grant in 1929. Last front flyleaf recto: note in Arabic script in an Indian? language. Verso: copy of part of a letter in Persian. F1a is a replacement. One the verso: note of David Price recording purchase of the book at 'Sryrungaputtun', i.e. Seringapatam, 'litterally Dios solis??', in August 1799. Rubricated headings and punctuation.

Incipit: Incipit:Khulasa i kalimat i rawiyan i akhbar i anbiya' i 'alimiqdar
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, pp. 101-4.
Rieu, i, pp. 96-7.
Ethe, No 76.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 596
Dimensions (leaf): 10.5


17 lines on a page




European blue leather binding.


Origin: 6 Jumada II A.H. 977.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Major D. Price.


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