R.13.101 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)
1 copy of Kullīyāt-i Saʻdī Shirāzī by Saʻdī
The complete works of Shaykh Saʻdī.
A short essay on prefaces.
The first of the Five Assemblies (رساله دويم مجالس پنجگانه) .
The Second Assembly.
The Third Assembly.
The Fourth Assembly.
The Fifth Assembly.
The Question of the Minister of Finance. Text is written in the margin.
An essay on reason and love.
Advice to kings.
The three treatises, detailed as follows:
Treatise One: The Story of Sulṭān Ābāqā.
Treatise Two: The Counsel of Ankīyānū.
A series of moral stories in verse, in masnavī style. It consists of a preface and ten chapters.
Book of Elegies.
Poems with verses alternating between Persian and Arabic.
Small and elegant taʻlīq.
Gold and green borders
f. 238 Illustration depicting Khosraw and Shirin.
f. 249 Illustration depicting the sporting game chovgan.
f. 345 Illustration depicting one of the early kings of Persia raising a supplicant.
The first page bears the seal of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, Sultan of Golkunda, with the words: حيدر صفدر مرا نعتش نگین دل است العبد محمد قطب شاه سلطان مهر بر حق انكشتر سليمان
Provenance and Acquisition
This volume was once the property of Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, Sultan of Golkunda, d. 1565-1612.