RAS Persian 174. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
Some marginal notes signed C.J.D., i.e. Colonel Doyle, but he can hardly be the writer of the main English text. Folio one, recto, stamp: Presented to the ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY by [sic] With translations into English and further comments on the buildings etc in English, including a description of the stones used in pietra dura work, with a bound in sheet with painted squares illustrating the colours of the twenty stones. Ruled margins. Each page is divided horizontally into four parts by gold lines. The Arabic and Persian texts leave much space open, including whole pages. It would seem that room was deliberately left for a translation. Headings and punctuation in red. Similar works?
Number of lines to the page varies
Naskh and nasta'liq.
Variegated light brown half leather and marbled paper binding, with title etc tooled on spine. English, twentieth century.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by Lieutenant Colonel Doyle.