Delhi Persian 1552* (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
1 copy of Miftāḥ al-khazāʾin by Jay Rām
The third volume (khāʾ to z̲āl) of a Persian dictionary of Persian based on the authority of copious literary citations, written by Jay Rām Dās ibn Lālah Mangal Sayn Khatrī ibn Rāy Harī Singh Shaykhar takhalluṣ Shūkhī (?).
The author dedicates the work to the Timurid (Mughal) ruler, Emperor Akbar Shāh II, completing it in RY 8 or 1228/1813, around the age of forty-one.
This copy is slightly defective at the beginning.
Not dated at end.
Minute scribal nastaʿlīq.
Copious annotations by multiple hands in margins.
Stamped Persian numerals.
Binding, damaged (delaminated, leather covers lost, exposing inner matter); labels.
Folios bound; cropped, water stains, wormholes, later repairs.
Provenance and Acquisition
Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876
Government of India
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