RAS Persian 239. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
1 copy of Shāhnāmah by Firdawsī
The impressions of seals of Mughal emperors from Babur to Aurangzeb appear on f3a, together with a note written by Shah Jahan; there are three more seal impressions on f536a. F536b has a variety of seal impressions and notes giving information on the history of the manuscript between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, during most of which time it was in the library of the Mughal Emperors. See in particular the study by Barbara Brend under 'references'. Written for the Timurid Prince Muhammad Juki, whose name appears on a banner on the miniatures on ff278a, 296a. Has the Baisunqur preface.
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Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by Lieutenant Colonel Doyle. Earlier: Mughal Royal Library, Salar Jang of Oudh (d. 1787).