Delhi Persian 1118 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
Mishkāt al-asrār by Sayyid ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad Ḥusaynī al-Ḥusaynī al-Qādirī
The title is a chronogram for the date of composition, 1254 AH (1838/9 CE).
This copy is incomplete and ends with an unfinished sentence half-way down f. 149r.
India Office stamped foliation. Persian foliation on some folios.
15 lines per page.
Nastaʻlīq; copied in black, with headings, overlinings and punctuation marks in red. Some verses of Qurʻān are written in naskh.
Comment in the margin on folio 84v.
Marbled half-leather binding dating from the 19th century.
Black Government of India Delhi MSS oval stamp (ff. 1r, 149v).
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 in1876
Based on A.J. Arberry's description in Drafts for Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. III, Mss Eur E207/3, f. 91r and R. Levy's description, Mss Eur E207/13, f. 59r. Revised by Sheida Heydarishovir
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