Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 70A. BOX 35. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Chachnāmah by Kūfī, ʻAlī ibn Ḥāmid active 13th century

The MS is not in Codrington's printed list. Reade's entry is taken from a handwritten addition to the Library's interleaved copy of Codrington. Copied from a MS damaged at the beginning. History of Chach, Rajah of Alor, and the Arab conquest of Sind. The same work as No 359. Sabbagh (scribe) is possibly not a name. Rubricated headings and punctuation.

Incipit: Al-hamd u sipas mar parwardagar i wahid i qahhar i ghaffar i amurzgar (As in the MS described by Rieu, i, pp. 290-1).
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, pp. 650-1.
Rieu, i, pp. 290-1; iii, pp. 948-1.
Ethe, No 435.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 143
Dimensions (leaf): 8.25 × 5.75 in.


11 lines on a page


Ta'liq. Sabbagh


Half-leather European binding.


Origin: 2 Sha'ban A.H. 1271.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir Frederick Goldsmith.


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