Persian MS 333 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)
The folios in two octavos are misarranged as following: 1- 3- 4- 5- 6- 2- 7- 8; 49- 50- 52- 51- 54- 53- 55- 56
Wormholes ; repaired
12 lines to the page; Illuminated title page, double ruled in with black and red
Black ink, rubrics in red, nasta‘līq
Illuminated title page
- Marginalia Aditions in the margins ; marginal remarks in different hands.
- inside cover Bookplates Bibilotheca Lindesiana, Bland MSS No. 553
- Title on on fly leaf نسخه نزهت الرواح transcribed Nuzutalravah and translated into French Alrevah ou la Soirée.
Repaired and firmly rebound in red calf leather
Provenance and Acquisition
Formerly part of the collection of the Persian scholar Nathaniel Bland (1803-1865). Bland’s oriental manuscripts were sold through Bernard Quaritch in 1866 to Alexander Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford.
Purchased by Enriqueta Rylands, on behalf of the John Rylands Library, in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford.
Bibliographical description based on an index created by Reza Navabpour circa 1993. Identification of provenance based on manuscript catalogue by Michael Kerney, circa 1890s.
Funding of Cataloguing
Iran Heritage Foundation and The John Rylands Research Institute