Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 52. BOX 27. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Habib al-siyar. First two and part of the third chapter of Vol. III by Khvānd Mīr, Ghiyās̲ al-Dīn ibn Humām al-Dīn, ca. 1475-1535?

Ends rther abruptly, but neatly at the bottom of the page. Second flyleaf, recto: Presented by Sir John Malcolm May 19. 1827. Part of the same work as Codrington/Reade No 46. History of the Mongols, Khans, Mamluks, Muzaffarids, and other contemporaries, and of Timur and his descendants. fHeadings in red. Ruled margins. Illumitated panel above beginning of text.

Incipit: Ya rabb bi-thana-yi khwud sukhansazam kun
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 46.
Malcolm's gift is described in the Donations Register for 19 May 1827 and in the Transactions for 1830, pp. xcix-c.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 395
Dimensions (leaf): 9.75 × 5.75 in.


21 lines on a page




Brown leather European binding, with tooling on spine.


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir John Malcolm.


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