RAS Persian Ellis 4 (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
According to Reade missing from bod 140, but it is there now, Oct 2009. Incomplete at end. F1a: Note in Arabic making the book waqf on the same conditions as 'rest of the books', beside a faint impression of an oval seal. A translation of the Arabic Arba'in Hadith of Baha' al-Din 'Amili, by Muhammad b. 'Ali 'Amili, known as Ibn Khatun, made for Sultan Muhammad Qutb Shah. Headings and punctuation in red. For scribe's name see f.9a.
In very poor condition. Unbound and many folios loose. Is accompanied by the back cover originally belonging to a smaller volume.
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Provenance and Acquisition
Provenance: Unclear, but ssociated wrapping paper suggests the MS was acquired by Ellis from Luzac's