Delhi Persian 1326 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
1 copy of Tuḥfat al-ḥabīb by Fakhrī
Early copy of a collection or majmūʿah of selected lyrics or ghazalīyāt arranged alphabetically by poets named in headings or else with their takhalluṣ picked out in red.
The compiler Sulṭān Muḥammad Fakhrī ibn Muḥammad Amīr Hiravī (flourishing 1555) was active at the court of the Arghūn ruler of Sindh, especially Muḥammad ʿĪsá Tarkhān (d. 974/1566).
Original text at beginning cut out and pasted on a later sheet.
Defective at end.
Not dated at end. Datable to the late sixteenth century.
Neat scribal nastaʿlīq.
Annotations and corrections in margins by various hands.
Brown leather binding, damaged with broken spine.
Folios partially bound and loose.
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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