Persian MS 94 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)
On oneness, faith and Islam, description and epithet of saints
On Divine worship and what goes with it
On virtues of the Quran, prayers and praises of God
On excellencies and virtues of moral
On wickedness and vileness of [ill] dispositions
On the manners of the royal
On whatever relates to times, places, clothes, food and drink
slightly wormeaten and water stained
Text 1, 17 lines to the page. double ruled in with gold and blue table of contents f. 2v
Text 2, 10 lines to the page
Fine nasta‘līq, written in black ink, rubrics in red
- Marginalia Additions in the margins of the text inside cover Bookplates Bibilotheca Lindesiana, Bland MSS No. 316 (crossed and changed to Persian MSS. No. 94). inside cover Marginalia Title of text 1 and and author on the fly leaf... رساله الاحادیث النبوییه تالیف حسین بن علی الواعظ الکاشفی ، also in English: No. 51, Commentary on the Traditions of the Prophet dedicated to Abī al-Ma‘alī ‘Alī al-Mukhtār al-Nisābah al-‘Ubaydī ابی المعالی علی المختار النسابه العبیدی Signature illegible, dated 1309 بتاریخ ۱۳۰۹ هجری
Bound in dark brown calf leather
Title, in Latin, on the spine RISALAT AL ALIYAH.
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.