Delhi Persian 1572* (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
1 copy of Anvār-i Suhaylī by Ḥusayn Vāʿiẓ Kāshifī
Persian mystical and normative fables based on the Kalīlah va Dimnah tradition reworked in refined prose and poetry by Kamāl a-Dīn Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī al-Vāʿiẓ Kāshifī, written at the suggestion of the minister Amīr Niẓām al-Dīn Shaykh Aḥmad entitled Suhaylī, and dedicated to Sulṭān Ḥusayn Bāyqarā, Timurid ruler of Herat.
The work is divided into fourteen chapters termed bāb.
Dated colophon (f. 302v): completed by Ghulām Murtaz̤á known as Munnūn ibn Muḥammad ʿAbd [Allāh] ibn Mawlavī Allāhdād, resident of Shāhābād Khāṣṣ in muḥallah Mutahannidān (?), Friday, 20 Z̲ī Ḥijjah 1215/4 May 1801.
Rough shikastah āmīz.
Replacement folios (40-47; 59-60; 96-103).
Damaged tooled leather binding; labels.
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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