RAS Persian 159 (1). (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
The original author was Abu Bakr Muhammad b. Ja'far Narshakhi Inside front cover: a note in Persian stating that the original title of the work is Tawarikh-i Narshakhi. Folio one, recto, note in Persian giving the price as thirty tankas Folio one, verso, above text: A history and account of the city & holy men of the city of Bochara - purchased at Bochara a translation from the Arabick. A S? W? Burnes Bochara 20th July 1832 Pencilled marginal notes, probably in the hand of Burnes. The two items in the MS are foliated separately. A history and description of Bukhara from its origin to the middle of the tenth century. A Persian version of the Arabic work of Narshakhi, by Muhammad b. [Zafar b] 'Umar, an abridgement of the earlier abridged translation of Abu Nasr Ahmad b. Muhammad al-Qubawi.
13 lines on a page
Green leather binding, presumably done at Bukhara, with blind tooling nd stamping. Spine replaced.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by Sir Alexander Burnes.