MS. Ouseley Add. 24 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)
Oriental Manuscripts Ouseley Add. Collection
An illustrated copy of Gāzurgāhī's Majālis al-ʻushshāq.
Script: Excellent Nastaʻlīq. Scribe: Farīd al-Kātib
First two pages brilliantly illuminated; contains 74 miniature paintings of a former 75.
Later (Qajar period?) lacquer binding with flowers and arabesques, rich in gold.
Provenance and Acquisition
The collections of Sir Gore Ouseley [bookplate and coat of arms on 1st upper flyleaf recto].
Purchased by the Bodleian Library in 1858.
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