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Lewis O 99 Collection of stories in Hindustani.

Title

Collection of stories in Hindustani.

Authors

Other related names

Call number

Lewis O 99
(Philadelphia, Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department)

Alternate identifiers

Publisher

Free Library of Philadelphia

Language

Hindustani

Origin

Copy completed in Jumādá al-Thānī 1251 A.H. (October 1835 CE) by Purshād, son of Khūb Chand for the entertainment of Rājah Kālkā Purshād Bahādur (f. 43r).
Date
A.H. 1251 (1835)
Place
India

Summary

Incomplete collection of stories, the main one about a Judge being tempted by a beautiful woman upon the order of the King, Muʻalī; 14 vibrantly colored illustrations.

Notes

Watermark

R. Turner Chafford Mill 1834.

Extent

I, 43, i leaves : 228 x 175 (155 x 110) mm bound to 235 x 190 mm

Foliation

Modern foliation added in pencil, upper left recto; catchwords every verso, lower left.

Support

Paper

Binding

Bound in reddish brown leather over pasteboard (Type III); blind-stamped and gilded onlays of a central mandorla and two pendants on the vertical axis, cornerpieces and three frames with inside covers also of reddish brown leather with a simpler mandorla, pendants, and cornerpieces in gilt-stamped onlays.

Layout

  • 9 long lines; border-ruled.
  • Decoration

    Illuminated headpiece in blue and red (f. 1v); rubrications in red; textblock border-ruled in red and blue; 14 illustrations with captions in contour bands (f. 23r, 23v, 25r, 27r, 29r, 31r, 33r, 34r, 35r, 37v-38r, 39r, 40r, 41r)

    Script

  • Written in nastaʻlīq in black ink; pointed.
  • Provenance

    Subjects topical

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