Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 54. BOX 28. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Habib al-Siyar. The fourth chapter and conclusion of Vol. III by Khvānd Mīr, Ghiyās̲ al-Dīn ibn Humām al-Dīn, ca. 1475-1535?

Apparently not in Morley Handwritten Cat. As noted in the heading above it, this is the opening of the first volume of the work which describes the arrangement of the work. It is followed in this MS by a detailed list of contents for volume IV, and then a notice on the author. All this is written in a different hand from the main text, Several blank pages follow before the main text begins, under a heading: Ay yafta az manzil-i mah ta mahi. Folio 1, recto (of additional pages at beginning): Stamp (with gap left for name): Presented to the ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY by J Romer Esq. Part of the same work as Codrington/Reade No 46. The history of the Safavid dynasty and of Persia to A.H. 930, with cosmographical notices and a brief account of notable men. Headings in red.

Incipit: Tab'in nam-i in nama-yi nami.
Language(s): Persian.


See Codrington/Reade No 46.
Romer's gift is described in the Donations Register for November 18 1848 and the Journal for 1837, p. xiv.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 277 (Plus the additional pages added at the beginning
Dimensions (leaf): 11 × 5.75 in.


19 lines on a page


Nasta'liq, rather than Shikastah Amiz, I would say. Mirza Muhammad Baqir b. Mirza 'Abbas


Red leather Oriental binding with blind stamping and painted decoration.


Origin: Wednesday 2 Dhu 'l-Qa'da A.H. 1239.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by J. Romer.


Visitors are welcome to consult manuscripts in the library by prior appointment. Information on access is available on the library page of the Society's web site at www.royalasiaticsociety.org and appointments can be arranged by e-mailing library@royalasiaticsociety.org


Comment on this record

Please fill out your details.

How are we using your feedback? See our privacy policy.

See the Availability section of this record for information on viewing the item in a reading room.