Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 45A. BOX 24. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

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

At end of preface: note in Arabic dated 1 Rabi' 1 1104 by Abu Talib al-Husaini al-Farahani recording the transfer of the book from the effects of his deceased Alid wife to his son Abu 'l-Qasim and his daughter Izzat Nisa Begum. Same work as Codrington/Reade No 45. Panel of rather crude illumination above beginning of first Maqala. Rubricated headings and punctuation. Ruled margins.

Incipit: ... khalaf migumasht wa chun fi 'l-jumla wuqufI
Language(s): Persian.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf): 11 × 7.5 in.

Condition

Defective at beginning. Starts in middle of preface. Initial folios detached. Ends abruptly in the middle of the page in the concluding section. Worm damage.

Layout

Folios 23 lines to page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Dark brown leather binding with blind tooling, probably Oriental but with pseudo-European spine.

History

Origin: 16th century. (Probably not. A.M.)

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by S. Ameer Ali.

Availability

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