RAS Persian 281. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
1 copy of Khamsah of Amir Khusrau by Amīr Khusraw Dihlavī, ca. 1253-1325
F1a: ) J.M b) Notes in Persian, one seemingly dated A.H. 1104 (1692-3). Recto before beginning of the Hasht Bihisht: a) Notice of ownership of Hajji Ahmad Makhdumi 'Uthmani 'Adilshahi b) Note of purchase frpm the shop of Hajji Muhammad Sultan Kashmiri at Aurangabad by Hajji Ahmad Ghulam-i Makhdum?. regnal year 12? Front lfyleaf, recto: Presented by Sir John Malcolm May 19. 1827. Work consists of the five long religious and romantic poems of Amir Khusrau. Scribe's name is found at end of the first poem, the Matla' al-Anwar. Margins and dividing panels ruled in red. Headings in red.
21 lines to the page in double column
Nasta'liq. Taj al-Din b. Sulaiman
Red leather Indian binding with gilt stamped decoration.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by Sir John Malcolm,