[Collection of Persian poetry].

[India?], [before 1756]
351 leaves : paper, illuminations ; 208 x 116 (132 x 68) mm bound to 208 x 130 mm
Persian poetry -- Early works to 1800.
Ghazals, Persian.
Manuscripts, Persian.
Manuscripts, 18th century.
Manuscripts, Digital.
Codices (bound manuscripts)
Illuminations (painting)
Collection of ghazals (love poems) and rubāʻīyāt (quatrains) with an introduction.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collation: Paper, i + 351 + ii; 1⁶ 2¹⁰( -1) 3⁶ 4⁸ 5⁶ 6¹⁰( -1) 7⁶ 8¹⁰( -1) 9-12⁸ 13⁶ 14¹⁰( -1) 15-29⁸ 30⁸( -1) 31⁸ 32⁶ 33⁸( -1) 34⁶ 35⁸ 36⁸( -1) 37¹⁰( -1) 38⁶ 39-40⁸ 41⁸( -1) 42-43⁸ 44⁶ 45⁸( -1) 46¹⁰( -1). Diagonal catchwords on each leaf, lower left verso.
Layout: Written mostly in 2 columns of 14 lines alternating between horizontal and diagonal, a few pages with long lines instead; text block framed in ink.
Script: Written in nastaʻlīq and naskh in black ink; pointed.
Decoration: 3 illuminated headpieces (f. 1v, 18v, 339v); small illuminations in gold and red in the corners of text compartments throughout; text block border-ruled in gold and blue; leaf surfaces silver sprinkled.
Binding: Contemporary (18th-century) red leather over pasteboard with flap (Type II); gilt-stamped central mandorla, two pendants on the vertical axis and a medallion along each edge; gold tooled frame; no spine, covers detached.
Origin: Copy completed before 1756 or 1757 (date of 1170 A.H. in ownership stamp, f. 1r) by Muḥammad ʻAlī walad Qāsim ibn Mawlānā Muḥammad Riḍā (f. 351r), possibly in India.
Local notes:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Penn Provenance:
Formerly owned by Anwār al-Dawlah, 1170 A.H. (ownership stamp with date of 1756 or 1757, f. 1r) and Abū al-Faz̤l ibn Ghiyāth al-Dīn Manṣūr (inscription, f. 1r).
Formerly owned by Captain Robert Mignan (ms. 20) of the East India Company and Sir Thomas Phillipps (ms. 3920; pencil note on front flyleaf, remnants of label on remnants of spine).
Sold at auction at Sotheby's, 25 November 1968, lot 254, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
Gift of Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2016.
Formerly owned by Anwar al-Dawlah, 1170 A.H. (ownership stamp with date of 1756 or 1757, f. 1r) and Abū al-Faz̤l ibn Ghiyāth al-Dīn Manṣūr (inscription, f. 1r).
Cited as:
UPenn LJS 44.
Riḍā, Muḥammad ʻAlī walad Qāsim ibn Mawlānā Muḥammad, scribe.
Dawlah, Anwār, active 1756, former owner.
Manṣūr, Abū al-Faz̤l ibn Ghiyāth al-Dīn, former owner.
Mignan, Robert, -1852, former owner.
Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner.
Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner.
رضا، محمد علي ولد قاسم بن مولانا محمد، scribe.
دولة، انوار، active 1756، former owner.
منصور، ابو الفاضل بن غياث الدين، former owner.
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