Delhi Persian 584B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
Taz̤kirat al-awliyāʼ, biographies of sufi saints by Farīd al-Dīn ʻAṭṭār
Persian foliation in red.
Poor condition; 18th or 19th century marginal repairs; detached binding.
15 lines per page.
Nastaʻlīq; copied in black ink, with headings, Arabic quotations and overlinings in red.
Double-ruled red text frame.
Red leather binding with floriate design embossed paper central medallion, pendants, corners and outer band with gold ruled frame.
Oval seal of former owner (f. 1r): Saʻīd Allāh, with his inscription. 9 × 13 mm. Black Government of India Delhi MSS stamp (ff. 1r, 346v).
Provenance and Acquisition
Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876.
Acquired by the Government of India in 1876
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