CODRINGTON/READE NO 57. BOXED, NO NUMBER. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
1 copy of Mir'at al-‘Alam by Shaikh Muhammad Baqa b. Ghulam Muhammad Saharanpuri.
Folio one, recto: Impression of seal of Shaikh Bahadur, dated 1194. Stamp, with place left for name: Presented to the ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY BY J. Romer Esq. I April 1837. Last folio, verso: A poem about the copying of the book, apparently ending with a chronogram (not checked) with the date 1148 written beneath it. This is not in the hand of the scribe of the text of the last folio, but may be that of another scribe employed on the MS. Author is Shaikh Muhammad Baqa b. Ghulam Muhammad Saharanpuri, but attributed by 'courteous fiction' to Muhammad Bakhtawar Khan. (See Rieu) A general History from the Creation to A.H. 1079.
29 and 31 lines on a page
Nasta'liq, Shikasta Amiz, and Shikasta. Sections written by more than one scribe.
Brown leather Oriental binding with blind-stamped decoration.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by John Romer.