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A calendar of the year A.H. 1301, according to the Persian solar system [A.H. lunar 1341/A.D. 1922]. As stated in the preface, this is the fifty-fourth year of the life of the king [?] and thirty-seventh year of his accession to the throne. [The above year falls within the reign of Ahmad Shah Qäjär (1327-43 / 1909-24). It is, however, the fourteenth and not the thirty-seventh of his reign]. The calendar provides the equivalents of this year. The beginning of the year is given as Thursday, the twenty-second of Jumada I, and a lunar eclipse is predicted on Sunday the fourteenth of Zu al-Hijjah.


17th century

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110 fols : illustrations ; 255 x 168 mm

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For full details see 'A descriptive and analytical catalogue of Persian manuscripts in the Library of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine' / by Fateme Keshavarz. London, 1986


21 lines; Nastaliq with elements of Shikastah (good personal hand); subtitles in red; fine Oriental paper (laid lines only) worm-eaten; lacunae at the beginning, after fols.30, 48, 75, 81, 88, and at the end; fols.26, 89, 90, and 110 damaged; most fols, remargined; cloth quarter- bound; undated (late A.H. 11/A.D. 17th cent.). Miniature-paintings.

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Nastaliq with elements of Shikastah



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