Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 6. BOX 3. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: Dhakira-yi Guvirnir Jinral Hishtin Sahib. Vol. III [The Treasure of Governor General Hastings Sahib (Warren Hastings). ] /… by Wasil 'Ali Khan Ja'isi (named in colophon).

Not in Morley's catalogues. This is different from the work known as the Hidaya in Persian based on the Arabic Hidaya of Marghinani, also undertaken for Warren Hastings and published in translation by Charles Hamilton (London 1791), and in Persian (Calcutta 1807). For MS of this see Ethe, No. 2613; Rieu, i, pp. 23-4. General Gordon's bequest of books and Turkish, Perian and Arabic manuscripts is mentioned, without details in the donations register under November 6 1841. The bequest is mentioned in J.R.A.S., vii, 1843, Annual Report, p. x, and the manuscripts are briefly listed in the Proceedings, pp. xxx-xxxi. Ruled and coloured margins to text. Headings in red.

Language(s): Persian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 208
Dimensions (leaf): 12

Layout

13 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Persian. Scribe may possibly be the author. Incipit of text: Dar mukhtasar-i viqaya avarda ast kih ma'ni-yi lughavi-yi bai' tamlik ast.Inside front cover, printed slip (from a sale catalogue?): Vol. 3rd of the HEDDAIEH, or code of Mahummedan Law. One volume.F1a recto: AE. 12784. [Đ]1 4s 0. Tm. In blue pencil: Add MSS No. 18.Last folio verso: No 55. D.2.5.Dark brown oriental binding. Paper labels on spine: a) No. 10 Translation of Farsi Huddayah No 10. b) Persian 6.For other MSS of parts of this work see Ethe, India Office Catalogue, Nos. 2614-5.This is different from the work known as the Hidaya in Persian based on the Arabic Hidaya of Marghinani, also undertaken for Warren Hastings and published in translation by Charles Hamilton (London 1791), and in Persian (Calcutta 1807). For MS of this see Ethe, No. 2613; Rieu, B.M. Catalogue, i, pp. 23-4. References: c.f. Ethe, India Office Catalogue.

History

Origin: Lifetime of Warren Hastings.

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of General Thomas Gordon (of Buthlaw).

Availability

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