Persian MS 676 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)
23 lines to the page, Table of contents.
black ink, rubrics in red, rather negligently copied in plain Indian style nasta‘līq mixed with shikastah
- 124v Ownership marks ناسخ هر مهر شد چون 1230 شد مزین بر کتاب, خاتم امجد علی شاه زمان عالیجناب
- fly leaf Title and author's name بیاض المسمی بحرزالامان مشتمل بر خواص آیات قرآنی و تعویذات من تألیف علی ابن الحسین الواعظ الکاشفی
- inside cover Bookplates Bibilotheca Lindesiana
- inside cover Bookplates Hamilton MSS No. 593
Bound at the top end
Elaborately designed seal printed in red on f. 124v belonging to the library of Amjad Ali Shah, King of Awadh (d. AH 1263/AD 1847) 124v.
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.
Formerly belonging to the library of Amjad Ali Shah, King of Awadh (d. AH 1263/AD 1847), whose elaborately designed seal is printed, in red, on f. 124v
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