Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 46. BOX 20. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


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

Front flyleaf, recto: Presented to the Oriental Translation Commi[ttee] by Sir A. Malet Bart. Folio one, recto: a) Large circular seal Amanat-dar Khan fidawi-yi Badshah-i Ghazi Muhammad Farrukhsiyar, dated 1124, regnal year 1. b) Note in Arabic recording transfer to Ahmad b. 'Ali. Incomplete. c) Effaced impression of large circular seal. Part of impression of small rectangular seal, trimmed down in repair. Inside back cover: armorial bookplate of Sir Cha Warre Malet. From the Creation to the History of the first four Caliphs. Illuminated initial opening, with decorative panel at top of f1a. ruled margins. Rubricated headings and punctuation.

Incipit: Rabbana atina min ladunika rahmatan wa hayyi' lina min amrina rushdan. latayif-i akhbar
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, pp. 101-2, 104-9.
Rieu, i, pp. 96-7.
Ethe, No 76.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 283
Dimensions (leaf): 12


27 lines on a page




Written by the same scribe as Codrington/Reade No 47, and in a similar binding. Red leather Oriental binding, with tooled stamping and painted decoration. Rebacked, in England presumably.


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir A. Malet.


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