Or 15662 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
1 copy of Jāmi‘ al-qavānīn by Qanawjī, Khalīfah Shāh Muḥammad, active 17th century
Collected ornate letters (inshāʾ), also called Inshā-yi Khalīfah, by Khalīfah Shāh Muḥammad. Written while the author was studying at Qannauj, northern India (preface, f. 2r), the work was completed in 1055/1645-6.
Comprises four faṣls and a khātimah.
Other contents: front inside cover and endpaper, descriptions by former owners (including: ‘M.S. Persan no. 8, Loix, préceptes et formules’), and bookplate of Le Ch. Ferrao de Castelbranco.
15 lines to a page.
Provenance and Acquisition
Purchased at Christies sale 12 October 2000, part of lot 223
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