Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

CODRINGTON/READE NO 78. BOX 38. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)

Persian Manuscripts


1 copy of Muntakhab i Tawarikh i Bahri by Qadi 'Abd al-Nabi.

Inside front cover, printed slip: Lieut. Col. Briggs. First folio, recto: a) Sketches of the Ahmudnuggur history by the late Kazy Abdool Nubbee from the original in his possession - transcribed fron the original M S. in the Kauzys own hand A D. 1823. b) Title in Persian, spelt with wrong aitch, as also on last page. From the beginning it appears that this is a section of an encyclopaedia by Qadi 'Abd al-Nabi covering the Nizam Shahs of Ahmadnagar. The encyclopaedia was known as Dastur al-'Ulama and Jami' al-'Ulum. 'Abd al-Nabi was active in the earlier part of the eighteenth century. See Storey.

Incipit: Incipit:
Language(s): Persian.


Storey, i, pp. 741-2.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: Folios 155
Dimensions (leaf): 11.75 × 7.25 in.


13 lines on a page


Origin: Afternoon on Monday 13 Safar. No year here but 1823 is given in English elsewhere. See notes.

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by General Briggs.


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