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<p style='text-align: justify;'><p>Modern European red leather binding. The text at the beginning is damaged by water stain in some places, as well as the illumination on ff. 1-2. There is an illuminated &apos;unvan at the start of the poem, f. 14r.On f. 25v, sample page, there is a top margin of 55 mm, a side margin of 58 mm and a bottom margin of 50 mm. These measurements vary considerably throughout the ms. The text has neat headings throughout, blue ink in gold floral boxes, taking up two lines of text. The whole ms. is very neatly written and is close to the standard edition of Mohl, in so far as it has been checked. The rubrics are generally placed close to their position in Mohl. The final heading is Sa`d b. Waqqas carrying off the taj and takht and darafsh.The date 829 AH is found in the preface (f. 4v). The colophon at the end of vol. I, ff. 297v-298r, gives the date 15 Rajab 957, i.e. after the completion of the final part of the text; the calligrapher&apos;s name is Pir Husain al-Katib. Note that the pictures are generally framed by ruled margins enclosing the text as well; therefore the pictures only extend into the margins in the sense that they sometimes extend beyond the text block.</p></p>

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