Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 60. BOX 30. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Tarikh i Hakki, or Dhikr al-muluk. by ʻAbd al-Ḥaqq ibn Sayf al-Dīn Dihlavī, 1551-1642

Front flyleaf, recto: Presented to the Oriental Translation Committ[ee] by Sir A. Malet Bart Signature: J Ward Esquire. In oblong cartouch, in Arabic script: Jirri Ward Isqwayir 1212. Back flyleaf, verso: in rectangular cartouche in Arabic script: Jirri Ward Kapitan Luqal (i.e. local captain). A.S.) with tooled title etc. aA general history of the Muhammadan Dynasties of India to the time of Akbar. Illuminated panel at beginning. Ruled margins. Headings in red.

Incipit: Allahumma malik al-mulk tu'ti al-mulk man tasha'.
Language(s): Persian.

References

vStorey, i, pp. 440-1.
Rieu, i, pp. 223-4.
For Sir Alexander Malet's gift see the Transactions for 1830, pp. xxxiv-xxxv.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios l18
Dimensions (leaf): 5.5

Layout

15 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Read leather Oriental binding with coloured tooling and painted decoration. Spine repaired (presumably by the R.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir Alexander Malet.

Availability

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