Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 72. BOX 36. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of Makhzan i Afghani by Niʻmat Allāh, fl. 1613-1630

On rather coarse brownish paper. Inside front cover and flyleaf, verso: two notes in siyaq, not apparently connected with the book. Fourth flyleaf, verso: Mr? Marriott. The colophon states that the scribe is the owner of the book and gives his genealogy for eleven more generations. This manuscript was the basis of the translation published by B. Dorn (London 1829-36). So Storey. A history of the Afghans from the time of Adam to the reign of Jahangir. The shorter recension of the work. Some rubricated headings and punctuation.

Incipit: Defective at beginning. ... aflak muwashshah gasht.
Language(s): Persian.

References

Storey, i, pp. 393-5.
Rieu, i, pp. 212.
Ethe, No 578.
Malcolm's gift is described in the Donations Register for 19 May 1827 and in the Transactions for 1830, pp. xcix-c. Several works on the Afghans are listed.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 272
Dimensions (leaf): 5.5

Condition

Worm damaged.

Layout

13 lines on a page

Binding

Red leather Oriental binding with stamped cartouches and some painted decoration.

History

Origin: Noon Thursday 6 Dhu Qa'dah A.H. 1131.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir John Malcolm. So Morley's printed catalogue. (The handwritten one is silent on this).

Availability

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