Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 56. BOX 29. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Zubdat al-Tawarikh by Kamal Khan b. Jalal Munajjim.

Front flyleaf, recto: Presented by Sir John Malcolm May 19. 1827 A general History of Persia from the earliest times to A.H. 1063. The title does not appear in the beginning or end of the text but is given on folio one, recto, probably in the hand of the scribe of the MS. The colophon states that the MS was written at the command of Aqa Muhammad Zaman son of Muhammad Baqir. Headings in red.

Incipit: Ba'd az hamd u thana-yi pawardigar
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, p. 130.
The only other complete MS listed by Storey is in Istanbul.
Further references are given in Bregel's revised edition of this part of Storey's work (i, pp. 436-7).
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 115
Dimensions (leaf): 7.25 × 4.5 in.


15 lines on a page




Red leather Oriental binding with stamped decoration.


Origin: Jumada II A.H. 1088.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir John Malcolm.


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