RAS Persian 156. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
1 copy of Tarikh i Hasht Bihisht by İdrîs Bitlîsî, d. 1520 .
Donations Register for May 19 1827. First flyleaf, recto, note stating that the MS contains the sixth book and part of the seventh; details are given. Apparently the opening section of the reign of Muhammad II is missing. Cf. Rieu's description. Third flyleaf, verso: Presented by Sir John Malcolm May 19. 1827. Folio one, recto: Note of purchase dated Isfahan Rabi' I 1193. Heavily illuminated initial opening. Ruled margins in gold. Headings and punctuation in red. A History of the Ottoman Dynasty from 'Osman Beg Ghazi to Bayizid Khan II. This MS contains the sixth and (apparently part of) the seventh historical books, covering the reigns of Murad II and Muhammad II.
21 lines on a page
Half leather European binding.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by Sir John Malcolm.