Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 58. BOX 30. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Mir'at i Aftab-numa by 'Abd. al-Rahman Shahnawaz Khan Hashimi Banbani Dihlawi.

A general history from the earliest times to A H.1217. This is a very early copy of the work, a matter that has been overlooked owing to the misunderstanding of the date. Headings in red.

Incipit: Incipit:Maqali ki khwushabi-yi la'ali-yi mutala'li-yi alfaz-i abdarish
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, p. 146.
Rieu, i, pp. 131-2.
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 402
Dimensions (leaf): 11.75 × 6.75 in.

Layout

17 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Read leather nineteenth-century European binding with tooled decoration.

History

Origin: Shahjahanabad Sunday 18 Shawwal, regnal year 48 of Shah 'Alam. Not A.H. 1228.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir John Malcolm.

Availability

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