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'The dynasty of the Kajars translated from the original Persian manuscript presented by His Majesty Faty Aly Shah to Sir Harford Jones Brydges ... to which is prefixed a succinct account of the history of Persia previous to that period illustarted with plates and a map of Western Persia' [‎2] (23/684)

The record is made up of 1 volume (448 pages). It was created in 1833. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: Printed Collections.

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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 Muhammedan works: it
proceeds with a brief account of the origin ot the
Kajar Family; of the transactions of his present
Majesty's uncle, Akau Muhammed Khan, who was
murdered in his tent at Sheshah, in the spiing of
1797, and to whom Faty Aly Shah succeeded in 1798;
and it ends at my departure from Persia, in 1811.
One motive for undertaking and publishing the
translation of this MS. at the present moment, after
so much in all shapes has been lately put forth
about Persia, is, that, from its containing an account
* The Persians, as is well known to those conversant in Oriental
Literature, go to an expense in the binding and illumination of
their Manuscripts which is scarcely to be credited in Europe. Mirza
Muhammed Husain, who was successively Vizir to Sadik Khan,
Jaafer Khan, and Lutf Aly Khan, Princes of the Zend Dynasty,
was considered to possess the most valuable library then in Persia.
Amongst his books were several, the covers of which were a thin
plate of pure gold, beautifully enamelled, and further enriched
with small jewels. The silken cord or headband at the top and
bottom of the binding, to which the leaves are attached, is, in Per
sian, called Shirauzee; from whence it may, perhaps, be concluded
that this method of binding was first practised at Shiraz. It is
common also with the Persians to keep the works they most higlily
esteem in boxes, or caskets, profusely and richly ornamented: and
this seems to have been a very ancient custom ; for it appears that,
amongst many other rich articles which Alexander found belonging
to Darius/was a superb casket, which the Macedonian Prince after
wards destined to contain a copy of Homer's Poems.

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The dynasty of the Kajars translated from the original Persian manuscript presented by His Majesty Faty Aly Shah to Sir Harford Jones Brydges ... to which is prefixed a succinct account of the history of Persia previous to that period illustarted with plates and a map of Western Persia.

Publication Details: Sutherland, London : John Bohn, 1833.

The book is a translation by Harford Jones Brydges of Maʾāsir-i Sulṭānīyah by ʿAbd al-Razzāq ibn Najaf Qulī, contains illustrations and two maps representing 'Part of Azerbaeejan'

Ownership: With stamps of the East India Company Library and India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Library.

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1 volume (448 pages)
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Dimensions: 223 mm x 140 mm.

Pagination: initial Roman numeral pagination (i-cxci); (1-448).

Condition: there are three fold-out.

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