Browne 1426. The Tuti-nama by Diya'u'd-Din Nakhshabi. Persian.

Paper. 245 x 170mm. 198 fos. Collation: 1 flyleaf, 18-38, 46, 510, 66, 710 ... 226, 2310, 246, 258. Has suffered from damp.

Nasta'liq, rubricated, within red borders. 16 lines to a page.

Gold tooled brown/red goatskin Islamic binding.

The Tuti-nama by Diya'ud'-Din Nakhshabi, transcribed at Ilah-abad in 1119/1707-8.

Inscription at top of fo.1r 'Presented to the Library of Saint John's College Cambridge the 27 Dec 1819 by Nat Atcheson.'

Bookplates of Nathaniel Atcheson inside front and back covers.

1792 College bookplate inside front cover.

Fo.1r bears a stamp of ownership.

On the flyleaf is written 'Toote Nahameh or Tales of a Parrot in Persian.'

Enclosed is a letter from Nathaniel Atcheson to James Wood (Master of St John's), dated 27 Dec. 1819, donating a book and two manuscripts. 1p.

Also enclosed is a single sheet of manuscript headed 'State of the F Company Secunderabad 30th June 1831' signed William Reeves 46th Regt. 2p.