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Persian MS 318

1198 A.H. (Hijri-qamari)

A holograph copy of the first volume of ʻAlī Ibrāhīm Khān's anthology of masnavi poetry, . Khulāṣat al-kalām .

Physical Description

Extent: ff. vii + 405 + vi

Leaf (mm)240450


Purchased by Mrs Enriqueta Rylands, on behalf of the John Rylands Library, in 1901 AD from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford .


In the hand of the author, ʻAlī Ibrāhīm Khān, d. 1793 or 4, a Nasta'liq hand in black ink. Red ink used to mark titles, sub-headings and the names of poets.


Binding of brown leather on pasteboard. Edges stamped and gilded.


Collection: Persian Manuscripts

Collection: Bland


Bibliographical description based on an index created by Reza Navabpour circa 1993. Identification of provenance based on manuscript catalogue by Michael Kerney, circa 1890s. Revised and expanded by James White with reference to the manuscript 2017.

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