RAS Persian 326. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
1 copy of Anvār-i Suhaylī by Kāshifī, Ḥusayn Vāʻiẓ, d. 1504 or 5
Incomplete at beginning, starting in the middle of the story of the owls and the crows. On watermarked European paper. Front flyleaf: a) signature of J? Luck? b) Presented by Sir John Malcolm May 19. 1827. A Persian reworking of the Kalilah wa Dimnah, itself based on a Sanskrit original.
Some damage caused by white ants at end.
15 lines to the page
Brown leather European-style binding with blind-tooled decoration.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by Sir John Malcolm.