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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' [‎70] (287/684)

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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70
DYNASTY OF THE KAJARS.
CHAP. XV.
AN ACCOUNT OF FIXING THE GOLDEN GATE ON THE SILVER SHRINE
OF THE HOLY MASUMAH*, &C.
As the keys of divine grace had opened to the for
tunate sovereign, upright in manner, pure in faith,
humane in sentiment, the gates of successive vic
tories, the world-subduing energy of his mind de
termined, that, in return for such gifts and bounties,
he would implore assistance from the interior re
cesses of the abodes of the Prince of Prophets, and
the Chiefs of orthodoxy, the Lords of small and
great (on whom be peace!); since the contraction or
expansion, the binding or loosening, of human affairs
are in their hands, and the regal authority is sup
ported by them. He therefore commanded that the
grace-abounding dome and sanctuary of the pure,
prophetic female, descendant of Imaum Mouza, a
virgin, whose honoured fathers and ancestors, up to
Adam, had been either Imaums or Prophets
king ordered, that, previous to finishing the gilding
of the dome, a golden gate should be fixed at the
threshold, leading to this resting-place of cherubims:
when skilful artificers and profound mathemati
cians emulated each other in the performance ot
the task; and so constructed a gate of such beauty,
* The tomb here spoken of is that of Fatima, daughter of Mousa
Kazem VII. Imaum.—" Les Persans appellent ce celebre lieu Ma-
sumah, c'est a dire Vinnocente ou la pure, a cause de la pretendue
Sainte qui y est euterree qu'ils nomment communement ainsi. C e
mot de Masumah, dans la theologie Mahometane, veut dire une
personne qui a acquise une saintete habituelle, et qui ne pi'ch e
j amais."— C hard in .
f This sentence is not clearly expressed in the Manuscript.

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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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