Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 48. BOX 26. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

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

Folio 1, recto: note of transfer to Muhammad 'Ali Simaki al-Astarabadi, beside impression of small pyriform seal, over which a piece of paper has been pasted. Inside back cover: armorial bookplate of Sir Cha. Warre Malet [ Codrington/Reade notes 'Seal of Farutch Siyar att. 1125, outside first page.' This derives from a handwritten addition to the Library copy of Codrington, which in fact belongs to Codrington No 46 (q.v.). The seal is not of Farrukhsiyar but of someone in his service.] N.B. The number 48 appears nowehere on the manuscript. Part of the same work as Codrington/Reade No 46. Same scribe throughout. Rubrication.

Incipit: Al-hamdu lillah alladhi ja'ala lillnabiyyin lisanan 'aliyyan
Language(s): Persian.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 356
Dimensions (leaf): 11.75 × 7.5 in.

Layout

21 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq. Muhammad Yusuf b. Kami

Binding

Brown leather Oriental binding with stamped and pained decoration. Leather decaying. Has been repaired.

History

Origin: At end of section II date given as 27 Muharam 1024, At end 26 Jumada 1 1026.

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