CODRINGTON/READE NO 72. BOX 36. (Library, Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
1 copy of Makhzan i Afghani by Niʻmat Allāh, fl. 1613-1630
On rather coarse brownish paper. Inside front cover and flyleaf, verso: two notes in siyaq, not apparently connected with the book. Fourth flyleaf, verso: Mr? Marriott. The colophon states that the scribe is the owner of the book and gives his genealogy for eleven more generations. This manuscript was the basis of the translation published by B. Dorn (London 1829-36). So Storey. A history of the Afghans from the time of Adam to the reign of Jahangir. The shorter recension of the work. Some rubricated headings and punctuation.
13 lines on a page
Red leather Oriental binding with stamped cartouches and some painted decoration.
Provenance and Acquisition
Presented by Sir John Malcolm. So Morley's printed catalogue. (The handwritten one is silent on this).