Delhi Persian 1035 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
Treatise on Sufism
1 copy of Zubdat al-sulūk tuḥfatan lil-mulūk min al-ṣuʿlūk
Treatise epitomising Sufi principles, with copious Arabic quotations, by an unnamed author.
Not dated at end.
Elegant, if not quite calligraphic, shikastah āmīz throughout.
Annotations in margins.
Later illumination added with yellow paint in jadval rulings and heightened with silver ornamentation on the opening folios.
Damaged brown leather binding with faded painted edges, spine missing; labels.
Additional loose folded paper wrapper (folded fragment of detached sheet from EIC legal collection, mentioning Regulation XIII of 1816 on opium), partial watermark (seated Britannia or Minerva in oval frame), creased, and stained.
Folios unbound, detached from boards; excessive wormholes, later repairs.
Condition very fragile.
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