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    NOTICE TO THE READER. The Manuscript, of which some of the following pages contain the translation, was given to me by his Persian Majesty, through my old and excellent friend Mirza Bazurg, the Ka'imacam ... and it was then in great haste copied from the original in the possession of the King. When the Manuscript was at last ...

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    ii NOTICE his Persian Majesty expected, was the only cause of his sending the work in a form so ill suited to a royal present*. The Manuscript commences with the usual pious exordium prefixed to all ... in the binding and illumination of their Manuscripts which is scarcely to be credited in Europe. Mirza Muhammed ...

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    Persian rupees; and this manuscript was amongst my baggage. It requires some acquaintance ...

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    in the Manuscript. ...

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    elevation. The western side of the Penin- * Philip ir. t The Manuscript is illegible here, from damage ...

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    knowledge. t The Manuscript is illegible in this part, from the cause al ready explained. ...

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    is entirely defaced in the Manuscript; with the ex ception of the words " Russian religion," ...