Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 200 (U.1.4)
Title: Gulistan
Date of Creation: Not assigned
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Sa'di, Gulistan.
Sa'di's Gulistan.
Begins: [Persian characters]
Remarks: On the first free fly-leaf under GULISTAN [in Arabic characters] in a late XVIII. Cent. hand: Golestĉan [under which, in Dr. Wm. Hunter's hand]: i.e. Rosarium | A Persian Collection of moral and political histories | much valued in the East. [To this a later hand has added]: One of the Books of the Poet Saadi. The last two leaves are blank.
For another copy of this MS. see T.7.13 and Brit. Mus. Cat. p. 597a.
[Formerly R.8.11; R.8.115].
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 14½ x 9½, ff. 46, written in Nashki, in single cols. of 22 lines, each 10½ x 6 7/8, red margins, rubrics and (rubricated) marginal and interlinear notes.
Binding: Millboards, covered crimson morocco, gilt-stamped floral devices on each board
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Persian
Material Type: Document
Archival History: Provenance: Sold as Lot 3543 in the sale of Joseph Letherland's library, 1765. Purchased by William Hunter for £1.11.6 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. 488.
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
Physician.
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