Delhi Persian 76B* (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
Collection of miscellaneous works
Untitled bayāz̤ or collection of miscellaneous works, literary fragments, letters, poems, prayers, and talismanic number squares in Arabic, Persian, and Urdu, apparently for private use.
Vertical safīnah format.
Entries and texts in multiple hands or styles of script, ranging from calligraphic and neat nastaʿlīq to rough and illegible hands.
At least one folio is missing from the end since period of foliation.
All foliation is stamped on the verso side of each folio, with sporadic handwritten foliation in Persian numerals on recto.
Disbound and many folios loose and damaged at beginning and end; torn and creased. Extremely fragile.
Reoccurring dated seal impressions (ff. 82v, 192r, 193r-v, 194v, 195v, etc.): Maẓhar ʿAlī valad-i Ghulām ʿAlī Khān [regnal year] 13, 1186/1772-3. This may indicate the manuscript once belonged to the son of the poet Mīrzā Ghulām ʿAlī Khān "Khavvāṣ", whose sample work appears on folio 6r and possibly elsewhere.
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