Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 73. BOX 36. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Ḥusaynī-Shāhī by Imām al-Dīn Ḥusaynī

Flyleaf, recto: Presented by Sir John Malcolm May 19 - 1827. Flyleaf, verso: no: 22. J.L Folio one, recto: Note on Durrani history, possibly by Malcolm. Contains a loose piece of paper with writing. A history of the Durrani Afghans from Ahmad Shah to A.H. 1212. Husain-Shahi is the title given in the author's preface. Tarikh i Nasab Namah i Ahmad Shah Durrani Afghani appears on the first flyleaf, recto and on a slip pasted on the front cover. Headings and puntuation in red. Ruled margins. Panel of illumination at beginning.

Incipit: Hamd i bi-hadd wa thana yi bi-'add sazawar i padshahi ast
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, p. 399.
Rieu, iii, pp. 904-5.
Ethe, No 588.
Malcolm's gift is described in the Donations Register for 19 May 1827 and in the Transactions for 1830, pp. xcix-c.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios76
Dimensions (leaf): 13.75 × 8.5 in.


Some damage, seemingly from white ants, but barely affecting the text.


23 lines on a page




Brown leather European-style binding.


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Sir John Malcolm.


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