Delhi Persian 578B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
Bahjat al-mabāhij by Ḥasan ibn Ḥusayn Shīʻī Sabzavārī
Worm-eaten and slightly damp-stained. Binding is detached.
13-15 lines per page, with text continued in the margins.
Nastaʻliqand naskh, presumably by two different scribes; black ink with headings in red.
Detached very damaged leather binding with paste central medallion and two pendants.
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
Based on C.A. Storey's unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3: MSS Eur E207/5, ff.177-8.
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