Persian MS 970 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)
For another copy of this manuscript held in the Rylands, see Persian MS 820.
Written in 1 column with 20 lines per page. Ruled with a miṣṭārah hand guide.
Written in black nasta‘līq script with red lines to highlight passages, or indicate breaks and full stops.
Quarter bound in black leather with paper sides.
Handle binding with caution. In poor condition
‘مدبر الملک رفیع الدوله جناب جنتیل بهادر ناظم’× mm.
Provenance and Acquisition
Subsequently acquired by Manchester merchant and scholar Samuel Robinson (1794-1884), the author of Persian Poetry for English Readers in (1883). He bequeathed his collection of oriental manuscripts to Owens College.
Subsequently accessioned by the John Rylands Library when it merged with the University of Manchester Library in 1972.
Bibliographical description derived from Siavash Rafiee-Rad, 'Persian Manuscripts in Samuel Robinson’s Collection in The John Rylands Library' (2017).
Record created and manuscript description amended and enhanced by Jake Benson in 2022 with reference to the volume in hand.
Funding of Cataloguing
Iran Heritage Foundation and The John Rylands Research Institute