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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' [‎158] (179/684)

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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Clviii PRELIMINARY MATTER.
After taking leave of Mirza Husain, which I shall
never forget, on the 1st of November, Hajy Ibrahim
the merchant and myself left Shiraz. He had
twenty-five mules laden with bulky merchandise. 1
had fourteen, laden with more compact and more
precious: amongst which there was one article,
which, if discovered, would probably have cost me
my life. During the late troubles, a copy of the
Koran, in the hand-writing of one of the Twelve
Imaums (I cannot now recollect which), had got
abroad, and a little Khorasanee Syed, the former
landlord of Captain Franklin (Syed Morteza), who
managed many affairs for me, told me of it; and said
he had not money enough to buy it, but thought, if
it were sent to India, it would sell for almost any
sum. I gave 100 tomans for it, which makes 1000
Persian rupees; and this manuscript was amongst
my baggage. It requires some acquaintance with
the fanaticism of the Persians duly to appreciate the
horror which would have seized any one of them on
seeing this most venerable relique in the hands ot a
Cafer Nejees, an " Unclean Unbeliever;" but I could
have no difficulty in guessing what would be my fate,
if it were discovered.
I am not aware that any separation I ever expe
rienced in the course of my life was much more
painful to me than that of parting with Mirza Hu
sain, Mirza Bazurg, and the family : and whatevei
was painful in this parting, was aggravated by the
idea, that in a few months, perhaps, that great and
amiable Minister might suffer the loss of sight oi
death; that Mirza Bazurg might be torn from his
children ; that the ladies of the family might meet

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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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