CODRINGTON/READE NO 54. BOX 28. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
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.
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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.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by J. Romer.