Delhi Persian 749 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
Early Islamic and spiritual biographies
Substantial fragment of an untitled collection of early Islamic and spiritual biographies, by an unnamed author.
Defective at beginning and end.
Not dated at end. Datable to the late sixteenth century.
Later replacement leaves after folio 265.
Naskh throughout, except for replacement folios in nastaʿlīq.
Excessively fragile condition.
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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