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    Durrat al-tāj. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Manuscript. Persian and Arabic. Title from folio 1a. Fol. 6a: Ibn Rustam Khān Ṣafī Qulī. Probably written in Iran. Paper: thick, cream colored polished Middle Eastern style, without distinctive chain or laid lines, and no water mark, with profuse decoration out side of the written area, black ink with gold decorations between lines and around lined borders of written area; rubricated. Shiite prayer book; ...

    • Contributor: Ibn Rustam Khān Ṣafī Quli
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1500
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    Kitāb-i Tārīkh-i ʻĀlamʹāra. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Manuscript. Persian. Title from colophon. Probably written in Iran. Paper is light cream, glazed laid stock; black ink with headings, keywords and some punctuation in red ink; catchwords on versos. Storey, C. A. Persian literature, I, 310 History of Shāh ʻAbbas of the Safavid dynasty and his predecessors. Nastalīq script; 23 lines ...

    • Contributor: Iskandar Munshi
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1812
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    Muntakhab-i Shāhʹnāmah-i Ḥakīm Abū al-Qāsim Firdawsī, ʻalayhi al-raḥmah va al-maghfirah. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Manuscript. Persian. Title from folio 7a. Place of writing not indicated. Paper; cream-colored laid paper; black ink; rubrication; pages in four colums within a blue-cream-gold-cream-gold border; few marginal notes and corrections; catchwords on rectos. text preceded by and introduction and table of contents (folios 1b-6b). Browne, E. G. Literary history of Persia, v. 1, p. 110-123 Selections from the Shāhnāmah of Firdawsī. Nastaʻliq; 25 ...

    • Contributor: Firdawsi
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1618
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    [Unnamed Sufi treatise] Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Manuscript. Persian; colophon in Arabic. Title supplied by cataloger. Written by ʻAlī al-Ḥusaynī (calligrapher)--Colophon. Probably written in Herat or Mashhad. Paper; firm cream colored paper inlaid into light cream (folios 1-8) or pale greenish-blue margin paper, writing enclosed within alternating gold and cream (or green) bands with black ruling; margin paper is profusely decordated with floral and animal motifs. Untitled Sufi text on meditation ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1520
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    Risālah-i Firdawsīyah. Catalog Record Only

    Manuscript. Persian. Caption title. Written in India? Paper: light cream-color, slightly glossy, laid paper; black ink with rubrication. Catchwords on rectos. Anonymous miscellany in prose and poetry dealing with spring, education, medical matters, trades, military matters and finally a lengthy section in praise of an unnamed individual. Folio 192b mentions a military expedition by an unidentified leader from the Sultanate of Lahore in the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Bahāristān-i Jāmī. Catalog Record Only

    Manuscript. Persian Title from cover. Paper; thick cream-colored laid paper with no visible watermarks in poor condition with some damp staining to the top edge and extensive worm damage throughout. Black ink with rubrication; few marginal notes and corrections. Manuscript is incomplete; the text breaks off shortly after the beginning of book (rawz̤ah) 7. Place of writing not recorded, possibly Iran. Browne, E. G. ...

    • Contributor: Jāmi
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Malfūẓāt. Catalog Record Only

    Manuscript. Persian. Title from folio 2a No statement of responsibility. Possibly copied in India. Paper; cream color laid paper without visible chain-lines or water-marks; elaborate ʻunwān, otherwise undecorated; text in black ink enclosed in border of three thin lines blue-red-red ink; some rubrication; catchwords on rectos. Memoirs of Timur originally written in Chagatay, now lost, translated into Persian by the Mughal scholar Abū Ṭālib ...

    • Contributor: Timur
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Kitāb-i mazāmīr-i Ḥaz̤rat-i Dāvīd = Sefer Tehilim : tefilah le-Daṿid. Catalog Record Only

    Ms. In Persian and Hebrew. Produced in Tehran, Iran; edited by ʻAbd al-Ḥamīd Mʻaṣūmī Tihrānī; illumination by Mahdī Bahman. Hand-lettered Persian text with interlinear Hebrew original, hand-colored and gilded title pages, chapter headings, and decorations; text framed by gilded line with thin black edging approximately 1 mm from the gold; uniformly light cream color paper throughout; no visible watermarks. Text of Sefer Tehillim [Book ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 2004
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    Maṭlaʻ al-saʻdayn. Catalog Record Only

    Manuscript. Persian. Title from colophon. Written in India? Paper; cream-colored with no visible markings; rubrication; some worm damage in margins with no loss of text. Browne, E. G. Literary history of Persia, v. 3, p. 428-430 The first volume of a two volume work which in all covers 170 years. The first volume covers the years from the birth of the last Mongol ruler ...

    • Contributor: ʻAbd Al Razzāq Kamāl Al Dīn Ibn Isḥāq Al Samarqandi
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Dīvān-i silsilah va al-z̲ahab min ashʻār / Catalog Record Only

    Manuscript. Persian. Title from folio 1b. Title and author statement on facing pages. Probably copied in Iran. Paper; cream-colored, Middle Eastern laid paper with no chain lines; black ink, section headings in gold and blue ink, 2 columns in blue and gold border; title on folios 1b-2a highly decordated in dark blue and gold; catchwords on rectos. Date on folio 1a 28 Rabīʻ al-awwal ...

    • Contributor: Jāmi
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Dīvān-i Shāhī. Catalog Record Only

    Manuscript. Persian. Title from folio 1b. Probably written in Iran. Paper: Middle-Eastern laid paper in various colors (including shades of cream, orange, tan, lavender) includes one orange marbled page); pages arranged in two columes, surrounded by gold border; section titles in gold with blue decorations on either side; catchwords on rectos; incomplete, missing approximately ten leaves. Owner's stamp on folio 1a: "[Illegible] ... al-faqīr ...

    • Contributor: Amīr Shāhī Sabzavāri
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Mas̲navī maʻnavī. Catalog Record Only

    Manuscript. Persian. Title from folio 2a. Probably written in Iran. Paper; cream-colored Middle Eastern slightly polished paper; black ink with rubrication; richly decorated title page, page following title page and chapter headings; rich border enclosing the beginning of the poem containst the following lines: "Tā qiyāmat kar rah-i ṣūrat ravī // Tā qiyāmat bū-0yi maʻná nashnavī // Jān-i jāvidān agar khvāhī bikhvān // Mas̲navī-i ...

    • Contributor: Jalāl Al Dīn Rūmi
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Divan-i Ṭarzī. Catalog Record Only

    Manuscript. Persian. Title from fol. 1a. Manuscript copied by ʻAbd al-Laṭīf Khān pisar-i ʻAbd al-Ghaffār Khān, 24 Rabiʻ [illegible] 1332 Hijrī. Afghanistan. Modern Western paper inlaid into marbled or decorated pages some commercially produced; no catchwords. Complete poems of Ghulām Muḥammad Ṭarzī. Nastaʻliq; 11-16 lines in two columns in written area 15 x 8.3 cm-13.8 x 7.7 cm 448 pges Library of Congress. Persian ...

    • Contributor: Ṭarzī, Ghulām Muḥammad
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Dīvān-i Kalīm. Catalog Record Only

    Manuscript. Persian. Title from folio 1a. Folio 2b (1st group): L.C.S. Apl 30, 906. [Source of acquisition] DLC Written in Iran? Paper: thin, polished laid paper; black ink; no rubrication; pages in double columns; folio 1b-2a elaborately decordated in gold; text area surrounded by blue-cream-gold-red-blue-gold border; catchwords on rectos, many lost due to damage of lower inside corner of many pages; numerous tears mended ...

    • Contributor: Kalīm, Abū Ṭālib
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    [Unidentified treatise on prosody by Maḥmūd ibn ʻUmar al-Najātī al-Nīsābūrī]. Catalog Record Only

    Manuscript. Persian. Title from flyleaf: "ʻAruz̤-i Jāmī, 934." Flyleaf: "al-faqīr istiṣaḥḥahu Mīr Muḥammad ʻĀrif ibn-i Jamīl [illegible] ʻafá ʻanh." At end of text by a much later hand: "934 Q." Written in Iran? Paper: thin, light cream-colored paper; chain lines run vertically and horizontally randomly throughout; black ink with rubrication; folio 1b elaborately decorated in blue and gold; writing enclosed in thin gold borders ...

    • Contributor: Najātī, Maḥmūd Ibn ʻUmar
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Waqiat-i-Nadiri (History of Nadir Shah) / Catalog Record Only

    Manuscript. Persian. Title from frontispiece. "The manuscript WAQA-I-NADIRI contains memoirs of Nadir Shah compiled by Mohammad, waqia Navis of Nadir Shah. The Manuscript gives a detailed accound of the period from 1708-1747 AD dealing with his campaigns in India, Afghanistan, & Iran etc. This copy is about 200 years old and is unpublished so far"--typewritten label pasted inside front cover. Probably copied in Iran. ...

    • Contributor: Mahdī Khān Astarābādi
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
    • Date: 1759
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    Muntakhab-i Mas̲navī-i sharīf. Catalog Record Only

    Manuscript. Persian. Title from colophon. Miyān Shāh ʻĀlim Gharīb ʻArīf Jābirī, sākin-i mawz̤aʻ-i Jalhārī Bahāʼikhān. Jalhārī Bahāʼikhān, India (now Pakistan). Paper: thick greyish Eastern paper and Eastern laid paper; scraps of paper, also containing writing unrelated to the text, glued on to either the top or bottom of pages to make them a uniform size for binding; some decoration at the end of sections; ...

    • Contributor: Jalāl Al Dīn Rūmi
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    [ʻArūz̤-i] Mawlānā Jāmī ; Qāfiyah-ʼi Mawlānā Jāmī ; [Anonymous treatise on astronomy] Catalog Record Only

    Manuscript. Persian. Caption title. Title of third work supplied by cataloger. Written in Iran? Paper: thin, pink-colored laid paper (folio 1a-31b); cream-colored laid paper (folio 32a-35b); pink-colored laid paper (folio 36a-37b); cream-color laid paper (folio 38a-40b); light green-colored laid paper (folio 41a-45b); tan unpolished paper (folio 46a-53b); orangish to rose colored unpolished paper (folio 54a-61b) dark yellow colored paper (folio 62a-69b). Browne, E. G. ...

    • Contributor: Jāmi
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Waqiat-i-Nadiri (History of Nadir Shah) / Catalog Record Only

    Manuscript. Persian. Title from frontispiece. "The manuscript WAQA-I-NADIRI contains memoirs of Nadir Shah compiled by Mohammad, waqia Navis of Nadir Shah. The Manuscript gives a detailed accound of the period from 1708-1747 AD dealing with his campaigns in India, Afghanistan, & Iran etc. This copy is about 200 years old and is unpublished so far"--typewritten label pasted inside front cover. Probably copied in Iran. ...

    • Contributor: Mahdī Khān Astarābādi
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Tārīkh-i Nādirī. Catalog Record Only

    Manuscript. Persian Title from frontispiece. Former owner's bookplate pasted inside front cover, "Thomas Munro, 23." Place of writing not recorded; probably copied in India. Paper: thin European paper with horizontal chain-lines and visible water-marks; text enclosed within double red line border; rubrication; catchwords on rectos. Manuscript is incomplete; text breaks off at the second word of line 5, leaf 257a. Nastaʻliq; 15 lines in ...

    • Contributor: Mahdī Khān Astarābādi
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Shah-nameh by Firdausi. Catalog Record Only

    Manuscript. Persian. Binder's title. Written in India. Paper: cream-color Eastern laid paper; black ink with with highly decorated major ʻunwāns; minor ʻunwāns in gold ink, now very faded; four columns enclosed in a thin red-blue-yellow border; text begins on folio 1b with rubrication and gold interlinear decoration up to folio 3a; folios 1b and 2a have elaobroate border of grape decoration in various shades ...

    • Contributor: Firdawsi
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material