[RAS Persian 038] Raudat al-Safa. Vol. IV.

Raudat al-Safa. Vol. IV. [RAS Persian 38]

By: Mir Khwand (Muhammad b. Khawand Shah b. Mahmud)

Nasta’liq. Fol. 269. 20 lines on a page.

Persian. Incipit: Fihrist i nuskha i sa’adat i abadi Folios 1-8 contain a list of contents and are not original. They are dated 21 Dhu ‘l-Hijja 1157. Folios 11-16 are later replacements. Fifth front flyleaf, verso: armorial bookplage of Sir Charles Warre Malet. Seventh front flyleaf: Presented to the Oriental Translation Committee by Sir A. Malet.

Eighth front flyleaf: Notes in Persian, all in the same hand, recording births of two sons. a) on the eve of Ramadan 1194 in the port of Kanbayit. b) 27-8 Rajab 1196, at half past five of the night, at Bandar Surat. Dark blue half calf binding, paid from the Carnegie U.K. Trust grant, 1929. Pages attached to new inner margins. -History of the Dynasties contemporary with the ‘Abbasi, and up to A.H. 778. Part of the same work as RAS Persian (Codrington/Reade) No 29. -References: As for Codrington/Reade No 29. For the decoration and paintings see Robinson’s catalogue No XII. -RAS Persian 38 -Illuminated initial opening. 10 miniature paintings. Rubricated headings. For the decoration and paintings which Robinson assigns to late sixteenth-century Shiraz see his catalogue No XII, pp. 63-7.