Persian MS 49 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)
In the hand of Qutb al-Din al-kātib
Three miniatures, similar to the Qazwin style.
Illuminated heading on folio 1b.
Modern European (French?) binding of brown leather, gilt, with flap.
Provenance and Acquisition
Colophon at the end signed by Qutb al-Din al-kātib.
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.
Manuscript description based on B.W. Robinson, Persian Paintings in the John Rylands Library: A Descriptive Catalogue (London, 1980).
Funding of Cataloguing
Iran Heritage Foundation and The John Rylands Research Institute