Delhi Persian 579B (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
Būstān-i khayāl by Mīr Muḥammad Taqī Khayāl
India Office stamped foliation.
Fragile condition with loose leaves. Detached binding.
19 lines per page, ruled margins.
Nīm-shikastah; black with red overlining and headings; copied in the same hand as Delhi Persian 579A.
Illuminated heading on f. 1v.
Additionally wrapped in printed sheet of official Government of India document.
Original detached leather board with central embossed paper medallion, pendants (two above and two below), corners and gilt double ruled outer frame.
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Based on C.A. Storey's unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3.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 E207/28, ff.40-41.
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