CODRINGTON/READE NO 13. BOX 5. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
Not in Morley Printed Cat. Front fly leaf, recto: description and number in pencil. F1a of text: David Price, in ink. Morley thought the MS might be the translator's autograph. But there is no evidence to support this. As Morley notes, a copy of the Persian edition of A.H. 1239 was presented to the Library by Sir Henry Willock [British envoy to Iran] on April 7 1827. In this the role of the Tupchibashi is not mentioned and the 'translator's' explanation comes at the beginning rather than at the end. Initial opening illuminated. Ruled borders. Text is said, evidently falsely, to be recited on the authority of Abu 'l-Futuh Razi (F1b).
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Oriental brown leather binding with tooled cartouches and borders. Paper labels: Persian (11 deleted) 13.
Provenance and Acquisition
Bequeathed by Major David Price.