Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 65. BOX 32. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


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

Folio one, recto: This Book was purchased at Seringa pattem, in July 1799 by David Price. Many marginal notes in English. Between folios 294 and 295 a long inserted slip in shikastah, filling in a lacuna. In Morley's printed catalogue, and Codrington's the MS is said to have come from Sir A. Malet, but in Morley's handwritten catalogue No 76 is said to have come from Major David Price, which is evidently correct. aIntroduction and first two books. Nastalik. Part of the same work as Codrington/Reade No 61. Headings in red.

Incipit: As No 62.
Language(s): Persian.


As for Codrington/Reade No 61.
For Price's bequest see J.R.A.S. 1834 pp., vi, lxxvi-ii. (Reference from Robinson. Last two pages not in the Library copy) and 1836, pp. xii-xiv (an obituary note p. lx).

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 322
Dimensions (leaf): 11.5


19 lines on a page




Red leather Oriental binding with flap and tooled and painted decoration. Flap in poor condition.


Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of Major David Price. See Notes.


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