Or 16814 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
Divan of Khalis
1 copy of Dīvān by Khāliṣ
Collected poems of Khāliṣ (see Sukhanvarān, 183-4). This is a rare dīvān of which only two other copies are recorded by Munzavī (FNKhF III, p. 3314); one is BL Or. 10943, the other being Anjuman-i Taraqqī-i Urdū, 3QF 211, Delhi.
Copied by Dūst Muḥammad, this being possibly the famous calligrapher of that name. The date, which may originally have been present in the colophon, is lost.
Calligraphic nasta‘līq. 18 lines. Many verses added in margins. 131 f. 23 x 12 cm. Modern binding in brown leather, with design on front and back, pastiche of Safavid book-cover style.
Purchased from Christie’s (8 October 2010, Lot 40).
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