Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 267 (U.5.7)
Title: Divan
Date of Creation: Not assigned
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Lisani, Divan.
Lisani's Divan (Poems):
Begins: [Persian characters]
Remarks: Attached to the end fly-leaf is a slip of paper inscribed in XVII.-XVIII. Cent. characters with: No. 10 | Divan ou oeuvres De Lisani En Vers | persiens ouvrage mistique D'une belle | Ecriture.
For another copy of this MS., see Brit. Mus. Cat. p. 656b.
[Formerly Q.5.2; Q.5.65]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 9 x 5, ff. 358, written in Nestalik, in double cols. of 20 lines, each 6 x 1, illuminated headpiece and gilt margins.
Binding: Modern, half morocco, marbled-paper sides
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Persian
Material Type: Poem
Archival History: Provenance: Sold as Lot 18 (in 'Manuscrits orientales' section) in the sale of the library of David Mallet in London, 10 March 1766. Purchased by William Hunter for £1.14.0 according to the British Library copy of the Mallet sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 6 (4).
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), pp 494-495.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Lisani
provenance: David Mallet c 1701-1765
Poet. Born in Scotland and named David Malloch but anglicised his name after moving to England. Contemporary and friend of Alexander Pope. Under-secretary to the Prince of Wales, 1742-1748. …
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