Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office Volume 1

Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the Library of the India Office Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...same. Another modern copy without a date. The date of composition, A.h. 597, appears on sol. 320s, 1. 1. Bibliotheca Leydeniana. No. 2625, ff. 320, 2 coll., each 11. 11; Nasta'lik; size, 81, in. by 53 in. 1015 The same. A third modern copy without a date. Marginal glosses on some pages. No. 325, ff. 234, 2 coll., each 11, 15; large and distinct Nasta'lik; size, 12j in. by-in. 1016 A defective copy of the same. Tins copy, defective at the beginning, opens with the following bait: corresponding to sol. 296, 1. 4 ab infra in No. 387 (976 in this Cat.). As date is only given the 15th (without the name of the month) of the 13th year (of perhaps 'Alamgir's reign, =A. H. 1081, A.d. 1670, 1671). No. 3477, olim 13. J. 2, ff. 223, 2 coll., each 11. 15; very unequal Nasta'llk; size, 10in. by jf in. 1017 Another still more defective copy of the same. The proper order of ff. 151-162 is: 151, 162, 152-157, lacuna, comprising sol. 366," last line, to sol. 382, 1. 11, in No. 387 (976 in this Cat.), 158-161. The last bait on sol. i6ib, with which this copy breaks off, corresponds to sol. 384, 1. 7, in No. 387. The titles given here to this first part of the Iskandarnama are Ijjxl. tUJLil and (jrjj No. 264, ff. 162, 2 coll., each 11. 15-16, the first four leaveB supplied by a more modern hand; Nasta'lik; size, 7$ in. by 4 in. 1018 Sharh-i-Sikandarnama (ujjX-j)An anonymous Persian commentary on the first part of Nizami's Iskandarnama, different not only from that of the Calcutta edition, but also from all those described in Rieu ii. pp. 820b and 859"; W. Pertsch, Berlin Cat., pp. 762-765, and A. Sprenger, Catal., pp. 522 and 523. It begius, without preface, at once with the initial bait of the poem: Si Mj Jil No date. No. 1890, ff. 104,11.17; more

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