Delhi Persian 1207 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
Two works by Ḥazīn
Delhi Persian 1207a. An essay in four parts (maqālah) on the art of conversation by ʻAlī ibn ʻAbī Ṭālib al-Lāhijī, known as Shaykh ʻAlī Ḥazīn. The work ends with a selection of proverbs in Arabic.
Neat nastaʻliq; rubrications; ruled margins; copied apparently in the author’s lifetime.
Delhi Persian 1207b. A manual on the qualities requisite in princes and rulers by Shaykh ʻAlī Ḥazīn, completed at Dihlī, according to the colophon, in Rabiʻ II 1135 (1740).
Neat nastaʻliq; rubrications; ruled margins; copyist: Sayyid Iṣlaḥ al-Dīn Khān; dated 5th year of Ahmad Shah (1166/1752).
Loose leaves and very worm-eaten.
Paper wrapper: EIC regulations.
Provenance and Acquisition
Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876.
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