Persian MS 507 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)
Volume II, opens abruptly at the beginning apparently following volume I. Title is given at the end of the MS.
12 lines to the page
Black ink and overlinings in red; nasta‘līq.
- Marginalia additions in the margins
- title in bold hand on fly-leaf علم کلام؛ جلد دویم عین الحیوة تالیف محمد باقرین محمد تقی؛ بیان حدیث
- Owner's name In bold hand on fly leaf كرنل جارج وليم هميلتن صاحب بهادر (Colonel George William Hamilton?) for whom it was apparently repiared and rebound.
- Bookplates inside cover Printed under coat of arms; Bibilotheca Lindesiana, Bland MSS No. 424 (crossed and changed to Persian MSS No. 507)
Firmely bound in ornamented binding with gold embossing
Provenance and Acquisition
From the collection of Colonel George William Hamilton (1807-1868) who served in India from 1823 to 1867 latterly as Commissioner in Delhi. He acquired over a thousand Indian and Persian manuscripts of which 352 were selected after his death for the British Museum. The remainder were purchased in 1868 by Alexander Lindsay, 25th 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