MS. S. Digby Or. 22 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)
Oriental Manuscripts Simon Digby Oriental Collection
1 copy of Sayr al-manāzil by Mirzā Sangīn Bayg, active 1818-1820
Calligraphic Nastaʻlīq with naskh and attempts to reproduce the original forms of incriptions, some diagrammatic; rubrics; paginated 164 pages; 82 folios; numerous marginal collations and corrections by the same scribe, evidently working under the direction of a patron; European type paper: watermarked “Allybhoy Gyebally and co, Sutar Chawl, Bombay” and “The Emperor Edward the Peacemaker” beneath a remarkable coat of arms, with a portrait of the King-Emperor Edward VII blazoned on the escutcheon, and supporters, a Maratha chieftain and a Rajput chieftain.
half leather binding
Provenance and Acquisition
Phillips, Son and Neale, April 1966
Donated to the Bodleian Libraries by the Trustees of the Simon Digby Memorial Charity, April 2015