Or 15743 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
1 copy of Kashf al-gharā’ib by Majd al-Mulk, Muḥammad Khān, 1809 or 1810-1872 or 1873
Kashf al-gharā’ib also called Risālah-'i Majdīyah, a series of critical reflections, assessing in candid and unfavourable terms the state of government in Qajar Iran, with criticisms of the stewardship of Mīrzā Yūsuf Mustawfī. This work was composed in 1282/1865-6 by Mīrzā Muḥammad Khān Majd al-Mulk Lavāsānī (d. 1298/1881), father of Mīrzā ‘Alī Khān Amīn al-Dawlah.
Other contents: f. 1r, verses; 93v, a rubā‘ī.
Arabic quotations, overlining, and old pagination in red ink: 182 pages.
Limp red leather binding with blind margin lines.
Provenance and Acquisition
Acquired from Bonham's sale, 2 May 2001, lot 167.
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