Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 102 (T.5.4)
Title: Bustan
Date of Creation: Between 1672 and 1673
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Sa'di, Bustan.
Sa'di's Bustan (Garden):
Begins: [Persian characters]
Remarks: On the first free fly-leaf (in the third hand of the fly-leaf of U.1.4): The Bosetaun of Saadi | Persian.
This MS. is dated 8th Jumada I., 1084 A.H.
For another copy, see Brit. Mus. Cat. p. 597 b.
[Formerly R.6.20; R.6.79]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 9 x 5, ff. 173, written in Nestalik, in single cols. of 13 lines, each 7 x 1 3/8. (8th Jumada I., 1084 A.H., 10th Aug., 1673 A.D.)
Binding: Millboards, covered crimson morocco, gilt-stamped floral devices on each board
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Persian
Material Type: Document
Archival History: Provenance: Probably sold as Lot 3546 in the sale of Joseph Letherland's library, 1765 (where it is described as "Bostaw Sheakzeddy, Persice". Lot 3546 purchased by William Hunter for £0.15.0 according to the British Library copy of the Letherland sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 6 (2).
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 461.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Abu 'Abd Allah Musharrif al-Din ibn Muslih Sa'di Sa'di 1213/19-1292
Persian poet.
provenance: Joseph Letherland 1699-1764
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