Delhi Persian 263B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
1 copy of Ṣavāʿiq-i muḥriqah by Ibn Ḥajar al-Hays̲amī
Chapter or bāb nine from the Ṣavāʿiq-i muḥriqah, a larger collection of traditions and anecdotes by or relating to the Khalīfah and Imām ʿAlī, written by the Shāfiʿī theologian, Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Ibn Ḥajar al-Hays̲amī(d. 974/1566), whose name does not appear in this copy that is probably part of a larger set of volumes now dispersed.
Dated colophon (f. 135v): completed at the dār al-mulk Bāns Barīlī( Bans Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh), Jumādá al-Avval 1244/November-December 1828.
Annotations and corrections in margins.
Lacking original covers.
Deep brown blind-tooled leather binging, gilded only along the spine.
Folios cropped; wormholes.
IOL Microfilm 478.
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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