Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 59. BOX 28. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Ṭabaqāt-i Akbarshāhī by Niẓām al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Muqīm Harawī

First folio, recto; note of inspection dated 19 Rabi' II 1064, with an obscure, but possibly identifiable (Shahbaz?), round seal impressed beneath it.. Stamp with space left for name: Presented to the ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY by John Romer Esq. Two faint impressions of small oval seal of Shankar Das Shiwsaha'i? dated to a regnal year 10. Last folio, verso. Three clear impressions of Shankar Das's seal. aA general history of India, from Sebuktigin Ghaznawi to the Author's own time in Akbar's reign. Headings in red.

Incipit: Sipas-i raf''at-asas padshah-i haqiqi-ra sazad
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, pp. 433-5.
Rieu, i, pp. 220-1.
Ethe, No 225.
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 517
Dimensions (leaf): 9.75 × 4.75. in.

Layout

21 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Imperfect in places, and has been disarranged in binding. Brown leather Oriental binding with blind-stamped decoration. European replacement to spine.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by J. Romer.

Availability

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