Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 50. BOX 25. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


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

Front flyleaf, recto: Note of ownership of Mirza Ma'sum 'Ali sone of Aqa' Malik Beg Isfahani. Margin of last of ruled pages: note giving a physical description of the MS and recording its inspection on 11 of the Ilahi month Tir, regnal year 40 (of Akbar?). Added folio after end of main text, recto: instructions for divination with pieces of paper. verso: description of an aphrodisiac concoction. First of blank added pages at the beginning, recto: Presented to the Oriental Translation Committ[ee] by Sir A. Malet Bart. Inside back cover: armorial bookplate of Sir Cha. Warre Malet Part of the same work as Codrington/Reade No 46. A portion of the Second Volume comprising the whole of the first chapter, with the exception of about thirty leaves which are wanting at the beginning. [Not checked] Ruled margins, rubrication.

Incipit: ... hadith-ra az khatam al-anbiya shinida bud
Language(s): Persian.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 140
Dimensions (leaf): 10.25


14 lines on a page




Red leather Oriental binding with flap; stamped and painted decoration.


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir A. Malet.


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