Persian MS 990 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)
Defective at the end; however, the text comports with University of Edinburgh Or. Ms. 357. See Hukk Catalogue. For a full analysis, see the recent edition published by Mihrān Afshārī.
Written in clear black nasta‘līq with red subheaders.
Provenance and Acquisition
Subsequently acquired by Manchester merchant and scholar Samuel Robinson (1794–1884) of Wilmslow, the author of Persian Poetry for English Readers (1883), who donated it to Owens College (the original institution that evolved into the of The University of Manchester today).
Transferred to the John Rylands Library in 1975 after it merged with the University of Manchester.
Bibliographical description derived from Siavash Rafiee-Rad, 'Persian Manuscripts in Samuel Robinson’s Collection in The John Rylands Library' (2017).
Manuscript description by Jake Benson in 2023 with reference to the volume in hand.
Funding of Cataloguing
The John Rylands Research Institute and Library
The Soudavar Memorial Foundation