RAS Persian 179. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
1 copy of ʻAjāʼib al-Ṭabaqāt by Muḥammad Ṭāhir ibn Abū al-Qāsim
Folio one, verso: Account of the cities and countries of Khorasan - Mawara oul nahr etc. Purchased at Bochara Bochara 20 July 1832 Alex Burnes Marginal notes in English Last folio, verso: This Book was presented to the R.A. Society of London by the Traveller Burnes. The Wonders of the Universe. Headings and punctuation in red.
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Green and red leather binding, evidently Bukharan, with simple blind-tooling and brown stamped cartouches, the four smaller ones inscribed with the name of the binder: 'amal-i Mulla Qalandar Juybari. The doublures have an arrangement of marginal and central cartouches stamped on paper, the central ones from the same stamps as on the outer side of the covers.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by Sir Alexander Burnes.