RAS Persian 180. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
There are dislocations in the text and parts of it are written twice and even three times in error. Pencilled notes on the MS pointing out these flaws are in the hand of E.G. Browne, who notes them in the article cited below. Occasional marginal notes, some in Turkish. Folio 83a (main text ends on 82b): A saying of 'Ali quoted, signed 'Abd al-Baqi al-Husaini al-Isfahani. Front flyleaf, recto: a) Impression of small oval seal: 'Abduhu al-raji Abu 'l-Rida (?) al-Husaini. b) Presented by Sir John Malcolm May 19. 1827. Folio one, recto: a) Impression of small oval seal: Bandah-i Khuda Muhammad, and obscure date. b) Impression of small oval seal: Bandah-i Al-i Muhammad Mahmud. Inside front cover, note in Turkish suggesting consultation with 'Abdallah Effendi. (?) A descriptive and historical account of Isfahan. Illuminated initial opening. Headings and margins in red.
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Nasta'liq. Ahmad Ardistani
Fine brown leather binding with, blind-tooled margins and large blind-stamped mandorla and matching flap. Probably Turkish.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by Sir John Malcolm.