Delhi Persian 1041A (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
Commentary on Rumi’s Masnavi
1 copy of a work by Shukr Allāh
The work is dedicated to the Timurid or Mughal Emperor ʿĀlamgīr I (d. 1119/1707), submitted through and corrected by the emperor’s early associate and governor of Akbarābād, ʿĀqil Khān the ʿĀlamgīr Shāhī.
Lacunae after folio 185.
Neat scribal nastaʿlīq.
Annotations and corrections in margins, with Urdu verses on opening flyleaves.
Two inner paper wrappers with wormholes. Outer loose folded paper wrapper (BEIC Madras legislation: printed by W Ridsdale, Bengal Military Orphan Press, Calcutta, 1846), dated watermark (T H Saunders & Co 1845); Bengali annotations; creased, torn, and stained.
Folios unbound and occasionally disordered; cropped, wormholes, later repairs.
Condition very fragile.
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