Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 64. BOX 31. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: 1 copy of Tarikh i Firishtah, or Gulshan i Ibrahimi by Firishtah, Muḥammad Qāsim Hindū Shāh Astarābādī

A table of contents (one folio) precedes the text. Second front flyleaf, recto: Note of price of 100 rupees in words and siyaq. Inside front cover, printed slip: Lieut. Col. Briggs. Introduction and first two books, up to the death of Akbar, with omissions. Recension not checked. Part of the same work as Codrington/Reade No 61. Some rubrication.

Incipit: Pish-i wujud-i hama ayandigan * pish-i baqa-yi hama payandigan (Meaning?)
Language(s): Persian.

References

As for Codrington/Reade No 61.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 349
Dimensions (leaf): 11.25

Condition

Worm damaged.

Layout

17 lines on a page

Hand(s)

Nasta'liq.

Binding

Red leather Oriental binding with tooled and painted decoration.

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by General John Briggs.

Availability

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