CODRINGTON/READE NO 10. BOX 4. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
Not in Morley Printed Cat. Occasional marginal comments and corrections, probably in the hand of the original scribe. Front flyleaf, recto: pencil notes with description, numbers etc. Obscure notes in Persian. On gilt panel at bottom of first page of text, and repeated in margin: David Price 1798. The title 'Ara'sh Akbar in Codrington's catalogue is a misreading of 'Ara'is-i Abkar, which appears in Arabic script in the Morley Handwritten Catalogue. This is not in fact the title of the work, but a phrase that occurs near the end, where the author, having stated the true title, gives his own name and a florid decrioption of the book. Illuminated double page at beginning. Rubricated headings and punctuation. Text on gold-sprinkled paper set into margins, the joins concealed by ruled margins.
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Nasta'liq, with some shikasta forms. Yadgar b. Salih
Oriental brown leather binding covered with purple cloth with gold designs. Loose.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by Major David Price.