Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 7. BOX 4. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

2 works by 2 authors on the subjects of Hindustani poetry and Hinduism

1. First of three pages preceding text, recto
Language(s): Persian
2.
Incipit: al-Ḥamdu li-Allāh rabb al-ʻālamīn wa-al-ʻāfīyah [written al-ʻāqibah] li-al-muttaqīn الحمد لله رب العالمين والعاقبة للمتلقين
Language(s): Persian

References

Not in Morley Printed Catalogue
Rieu, i, pp. 29-30.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 152
Dimensions (leaf):

Layout

13 lines on a page

Decoration

Rubricated headings.

Red ruled margins.

Additions:
  • marginalia Inside front cover and flyleaf, recto: English notes giving description, numbers etc.
  • marginalia Persian/Arabic notes, seemingly by original scribe, Ḥafīẓ Allāh حفيظ الله , whose name occurs in one of them.
  • addition A verse attributed to Ḥāfiẓ
  • details of copying The work is incomplete.

Binding

Oriental binding with flap, brown leather, partly covered with dark green paper Labels on spine a) leather : R.A.S. MS. CAT. 262; b) paper: Persian (5 deleted) 7.

Inside back cover Armorial bookplate of Sir Chas. Warre Malet.

History

Origin: 6 Muharram A.H. 1197; 12 December 1782 CE ; Colophon states scribe is resident in the town of Jamubar?

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented to the Oriental Translation Fund by Sir Arthur Malet, Bart.. Arthur Malet was the son of Sir Charles Malet, Bart. Both are noted in Buckland's Dictionary of Indian Biography, but Buckland does not credit Arthur with the baronetcy.

Availability

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