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2382 VISUDDHIMAGGO, a Burmese MANUSCRIPT, written on 267 palm leaves,
measuring 2 inches by 20, between richly carved boards, a fine specimen of Oriental Art-workmanship, £4. .
" Canterbury, Aug. 22, 1858. “I return to you the Burmese MS. with many thanks. It contains a Burmese translation of a Pali work called Visuddhimaggo, or the Path to Purity, by Buddhaghoso, which is one of the most highly esteemed books in Buddhistic literature. The MS. is imperfect, but still it is a curiosity. A copy of the original, with a Pali commentary, is in the British Museum.”-R. Rost. 2383 COPTIC. LOGHAT-AL-SA'IDI-WA-AL-'ARABI: A Saidic (Coptic dialect) and
Arabic Grammar and Dictionary, folio, 200 pp. on glazed paper, half bound, £12.
Saec. XVII. This important manuscript is finely written in red and black, on glazed paper, with an ornamental cross as frontispiece. To use the words of Mr. Neale (a General Introduction to the History of the Eastern Church, vol. II. p. 1207, plate) Coptic manuscripts are of excessive rarity, but it is still more difficult to find ancient dictionaries and grammars of the Coptic language, which has lately acquired so much importance from its connection with the ancient Egyptian tongue. In order to appreciate the great intrinsic value of this manuscript it will only be necessary to peruse what the two learned French Orientalists, M. Reinaud, and M. Dulaurier, published on the subject when describing a Coptic grammar and dictionary now existing at Montpellier. (See Catalogue général des Manuscrits de Départements, p. 360, et 718.) 2384 HEBREW Manuscript, beautifully written on pure VELLUM, containing I.
The Way of Holiness; II. The Gates of Light; and III. The Book of Forma
tion, 4to. 532 pp. old vellum binding, €4. 108 2385 ARISTOTELIS de physico auditu, Hebraice, folio, 88 pp. old bds. 24s Saec. XVI.
This Hebrew translation is very scarce. It is one of the few remains of the scientific labours of the Jews during the middle ages. 2386 AVICENNÆ Canon totius Medicinae, an extremely curious and interesting
MS. comprising the Precepts of that greatest of all Mediaeval Physicians Avicenna [980-1036], translated from the Arabic into HEBREW, very legibly written without points, small 4to. 808 pp. on paper and vellum, with the autograph of Eusebius Renaudot, stamped hogskin, gilt edges, £4. 12s
? Saec. XVI. 2387 HEBREW ROLL of ESTHER, 98 inches by 12, comprising 16 compartments, written
in a neat hand on vellum ; the whole surrounded by an engraved border of emblems,
ornaments and views, interspersed with scenes from Bible History, 10s 2388 Hindi PROVERBS and Adages, 1154 in all, alphabetically arranged, small folio, 220 pp. bds. 25s
Saec. XIX. • An interesting work, written in the Nasta’lik character, and probably prepared for publication. 2389 HINDUSTANI. AKHLAK i Hindee, a tale in Hindostanee, 292 pp. neatly
written in a modern hand, bd. 108 2390 BAGH-0-BAHAR; or, Char Durweesh, Hindoostanee, sm. folio, 322 pp. in a neat
modern hand, bd. 10s 2391 Gooli Bakawulee, a tale, Hindoostanee MS. 4to. 214 pp. in a modern hand, hf,
bd. 58 2392 Nusri be Nuzeer, a romantic tale, Hindoostanee MS. 302 pp. neatly written,
oriental binding, 7s 6d 2393 GULLY MAGFARAT, or The Rose of Forgiveness, an extremely important
Manuscript in the Ourdu language, written in Prose and Verses, in the best Persian hand-writing, and containing the Lamentations of the SHIITES, respecting the Martyrs of their Faith, who are Aly, Hussein, Hassan, Kassem, &c. &c.
fol. 107 leaves, (valued by Mr. Catafago at £10.) calf, £5. A. H. 1248 (A. D. 1832) The work is divided in Assemblies or Meetings, because every year at the anniversary-day of each of those great religious events, they (the Shiites) assemble to cry and make lamentations on the death of the martyrs of their faith. Mr. Catafago thinks that this book is very important, and especially since it puts in their true light all the practices and ceremonies of the Shiites. Mr. Catafago also has found in this book many words which are common to the Religion of the ANSARIES who are also Shiites. This identity of religious practices, between these two different people, grows more and more surprising when one takes into consideration the immense distance which separates the Mountains of Syria from Persia and India. 2394 Javanese Manuscript, 236 pp. folio, bds. from the library of the late Dr.
Horsfield, who brought the volume from Java fifty years ago, 12s 2395 Malay. A collection of Stories, in Malay, 4to. 106 pp. unbound, 7s 6d
A H. 1228 (A. D. 1813)
2396 Mongolian. KLAPROTH (J.) Mongolisch-Deutsches Wörterbuch, 4to. 364 pp.
of interesting philological information, relating to Thibet, China, etc. collected by the celebrated Chinese Scholar, hf. morocco, £3.
(? 1790) 2397 PALI. The KAMMAVACA, à code of Regulations concerning the admit
tance of novices to the Buddhist priesthood, chapters 1 and 4, a beautiful MS. written on thirteen leaves of the Palmyra Tree, in the square Pali character,
richly lacquered, gold ground, in fine condition, 21 inches long, and 4 wide, £5. 2398 THE KAMMAVAÇA : The same two chapters ; the last line of ch. 4 is left out for
want of space; a Similar Manuscript in the square Pali character, written on fourteen leaves of the Palmyra Tree, on richly lacquered gold ground, 21 inches
long, and 4 wide, £4. 2399 Peguan. The Kammavaça, the second half of the first chapter of the same
work, translated into the Talaing (or Peguan) language. The MS. dates from the year 1112 (=A.D. 1751), a curious manuscript written on 13 leaves of the
Palm Tree, lacquered on silver ground, 21 inches long, and 31 wide, £3. 2399*TALIPOT or Palmyrene leaves (50) used for Pali MSS. meas. 10 by 2 inches, 2s 2400 PERSIAN. ABOOL Fuzzool, Duftoors of, a Persian Ms. Vol. I. 8vo,
352 pp. hf. bd. 12s 2401 AKHLAK AL MUHSININ : the Characters of Great Men, by Hussein, with the
Sayings of Mohammed, etc. a Persian MS. beautifully written in the Rihani-
1536 2402 AKHLAK-I-MUHSINEE, folio, 330 pp. in a modern hand, bd. 78 6d 2403 ASTROLOGY and Astronomy, Miscellaneous tracts on, in Persian, 228 pp. with
diagrams, wanting a leaf at the beginning, bd. 10s 2404 AULUM GHEER: Account of the Emperor Aulum Gheer, MS. of 366 pp. written
in his time, in or near Aurungabad, gilt oriental binding, in good preservation,
30s 2405 BANDARAIN (son of Rai Bahara Mal) Labbul Tarawekhi Hind, a general history
of India, a Persian MS. with running marginal contents in English, 8vo. 408 pp. calf, 20s
A.H. 1127, A.D. 1711 2406 DABISTAN-i. Muzahib, modern Persian MS. folio, 461 pp. neatly written, native binding, £2.
Saec. XIX. 2407 DIWAN-I-SHERIF, Persian Poems, 148 pp, well written on yellowish paper, each
page divided into compartments by gold lines, oriental binding, 78 6d . 2408 DJAMA ELKALEM. A Treatise on the Sulee System, 12mo. Persian MS. 144 pp.
beautifully written, 5s 2409 FERIŠHTA, History of the Dekkan, folio, a beautifully written Persian Manu
script, 1016 pp. strong calf binding, £2. 2s 2410 - History of Hindustan, in Persian, MS. of 1536 pp. a thick volume,
russia, £4. 48 Beautifully written in a native hand, with ruled border to every page, the first page illuminated. A work of the highest authority, and one of which manuscripts are by no means common. 2411 FIRDAUSI'S SHAH NAMEH, the Poetical History of the Kings of Persia, A COMPLETE COPY, written in 4 columns, 4to. 420 pp. well written, calf, £2. 2s
This MS. comprises all the grandest Poems of the Shah Nameh. 2412 HAFIZ. Diwān-i-Hafiz, in Persian, 8vo. 292 pp. elegantly written, inlaid on
coloured paper, illuminated heading, bordered with gold lines, beautiful native binding, decorated with painted flowers, 36s
A.D. 1555 2413 - DIWAN É HAFEZ, folio, 302 pp. russia, 30s . These Lyrics of the celebrated poet of Shiraz are sometimes called the Araucon of Persia. They embody the secrets of the Soofi Doctrine. The poems are apparently in praise of wine and women, but mystics see in them fervent aspirations towards the Deity. “ Devotion in the garb of love. We circulate (they say) the cup, but no material goblet. Here, all is mystery within mys. tery." The literary excellence of these Odes has received the commendations of every Oriental scholar. The present manuscript is in a native hand, and has all the points. 2414 HISTORY of the World, in Persian, folio, 960 pp. russia, £3, 3s
A fine native Manuscript, beautifully written within ruled borders. 2415 HOZEIN, Poems of, a Persian MS. impl. 8vo. 311 pp. native binding, 58 2416 INAYAT ALLAH. The “Bahar-Danish,” or Garden of Knowledge, an Oriental
Romance in Persian Prose, 4to. 452 pp. Eastern calf gilt, 30s S aec. XVII.
A very elegantly written manuscript of these amusing tales, which were translated into English by Jonathan Scott, and published by him at Shrewsbury in 1799. The author, 'Ināyat Allah, of Delhi, lived in the beginning of the seventeenth century, during the reign of the Emperor Shah Jahān, to whom this work is dedicated. No Mohammedan or Hindoo gentleman is considered thoroughly acquainted with the Persian unless he has read the Bahār Dānish. 2417 JAMAL-AL-DIN MOHAMMAD 'AUFI, Jami'-al-Hikāyāt wa Lawāmi'-al-Riwāyāt, a
collection of stories and anecdotes, compiled from various Arabic and Persian Authors, a Persian MS. folio, 605 pp. neatly and closely written, 23 lines in a
page, native binding, 258
This MS, contains the second, third and fourth parts of the entire work, wanting only the first part. Each part consists of twenty-five chapters, and is complete in itself.“ 2418 JAMI'S Nafahat ul uns. The Odours of Friendship, a Biographical Work, the
names of the subjects are in red, 336 leaves, hf. bd. £2. 10s 2419 JAMI ('Abd-al-Kahman) Yusufwa Zulaikhā. The Loves of Joseph and Zuleikha,
in Persian, 4to. 300 pp. very neatly written, surrounded by gold and coloured
lines, illuminated titles, the headings writien in gold, native binding, 245 2420 – - Laili wa Majnoon, a Persian Poem, sm. 12mo, a neatly written MS. native binding, 10s
Purchased by Captain Mounsey at Shiraz. 2421 - - KITAB Laili wa Majnūn, the Loves of Leila and Majnūn, in Persian, 8vo. 156 pp. 58
A tragical story of two lovers, the Romeo and Juliet of the East. 2422 - History of Joseph and Zalika, in Verse, Persian MS. 8vo. 142 leaves, stained, native binding, 5s
ca. 1800 2423 JEHAN GHIR NAMEH, History of the Emperor Jehan Ghir, Persian Manuscript,
258 pp. neatly written, and well preserved, bd. 78 6d 2124 KHOSRU DIHLARVI (Amir). Ainah-i-Sikandari. «The Mirror of Alexander."
A poetical romance on the history of Alexander the Great, a Persian MS. impl. 8vo. 296 pp. neatly written, in double columns, the headings to the chapters writ
ten in gold, native binding, 10s 2425 Kissas-AL-ANBIA, or Memoirs of the Prophets from Adam to Fatima (daughter
of the Prophet Mohammed) Persian MS. 4to. 464 pp. old binding, 18s Saec. XV. Amongst other Biographies this work contains the Life of Mohammed, which is very interesting. The author says that he compiled it from the Korān, the Commentators, and several other works which he mentions ; one of the authors having derived his information from the famous conversation between Mohammed and the Angel Gabriel. 2426 LLOYD's (Chs.) Persian Translation of Captain Baillie's Arabic Inflexions, 4to. a
remarkably well-written Arabico-Persian MS. Indian binding, 5s Calcutta, 1802 2127 METHNAWI MOOLAH-ROMI. Moral Treatises in verse, a work of the
highest standing in Oriental Literature, folio, beautifully and uniformly written
in 4 columns, neatly hound, £3. 58 2428 MIRKHOND, Rouzut us Suffa : Mirkhond's History, Persian, Vol. I. 1010 pp.
elegantly written, each page being surrounded with gold, red and blue lines, the two first pages have a wide floreated border in gold, the title is illuminated in blue
and gold, slightly wormed, Oriental binding, £2. 2429 MUHAMMAD. History of the Prophet Muhammad and his Family, Companions,
Disciples, &c. Persian MS. folio, 464 pp. native binding, 25 Saec. XVII.
In the Nasta’līk character. Defective at the beginning and end. This is perhaps the Rauzatal-Akbab of "Attā Allah:” which was originally written and dedicated to 'Ali Sbāh, A.D. 1494. (See Hūjī Khalfa, vol. III, p. 495.) 2430 NEAMUT-OLLA, Collection of his Odes, Elegies, and Poems, in Persian, 488
pp. narrow folio, beautifully written, slightly wormed, russia, 24s 2431 NIZAMI, Sekunder Nameh, the fabulous History of Alexander the Great, 400 pp.
very neatly written on thin paper, calf, 10s 2432 PERSIAN HISTORY: a MS. partly Turkish, partly Persian, neatly written' in
Taalik, containing various historical pieces, sm, 4to. 232 pp. native binding, 2s 6d. 2433 PERSIAN Miscellany in prose and verse, Persian MS. folio, 234 pp. neat modern
writing, oriental binding, 58 2434 PERSIAN POETRY (OLD), small 4to. 96 pp. on thick paper, curiously, but
distinctly and beautifully, written in 10 differently coloured compartments on each page, the interstices being filled up with floreated ornament, the title mended
otherwise in excellent preservation, bd. 30s 2435 Persian TREATISES, a MS. written in India, containing three, small foljo. 362 pp.
bd. 78 6d
2436 PROVERBS and Sayings, Persian MS., 1074 in all, in alphabetical order, and in Verse, 8vo. 296 pp. bds. 258
Saec. XIX. A very curious manuscript without date or compiler's name. 2437 SAADI, Poetical Works of, thick 8vo. 1084 pp. beautifully written within gold lines, russia, 328
A. H. 1009 This is a very neatly executed copy of the works of the popular author, the Sheik Saadi, written by a professed scribe, in double columns, within borders. It appears to have been finished in the year 1009 of the Hejira.
The name of Edward Scott Waring, of the Bengal Civil Service, is on the fly-leaf at the end. He was the son of Major Scott, of Warren Hastings' day. He was a good Persian scholar. 2438 SAADI's Goolistan, in Persian, 8vo. 264 pp. excellently written, each page ruled in
compartments by gold lines, gold writing is sometimes tastefully introduced, with two drawings comprising 23 figures, the two first pages illuminated in blue and
gold, an ancient manuscript in good preservation, old gilt oriental binding, £2. 2439 — Bostan, elegant Persian MS. 12mo. 290 pp. calf, 10s
ca. 1800 2440 Tooti NAMEH, or Tales of a Parrot, a series of Fables, 4to. boldly written, bd. 8s 2441 Tooti NAMEH i Nekshebi.- Tareek Ali Adil Shah Bejapooree: History of Ali
Adilshah, Sultan of Beejapore.—2 vols. in 1, folio, 550 pp. written in a good bold
modern hand, bound, 12s 2442 'URFI, “Kasidahs” (Idyls), A collection of Poems by 'Urfi, 2 vols. 8vo. 274 pp. gilt oriental binding, £2. 2s
Saec. XVI. Beautifully written, Anno Hegiræ 999 (A.D. 1590), in the Nasta'lik character. The margins of this manuscript are wormed. 'Urfi is highly esteemed as a Persian poet, and considered by his countrymen as next to Hāfiz. 2443 WAKAAT AKBERI, or Historical Account of the Life of Akbar, small 4to.
560 pp. oriental binding, 30s 2444 WALI. Diwan-Wali, a Persian MS. sm. 4to. 266 pp. native binding, 6s 2445 ZINAT-AL-KULUB. A Cyclopaedia of Astronomy, Natural History, Anatomy, Geography, &c. à Persian MS. 4to. 360 pp. closely written, native binding,
1554 This MS. contains some very curious information. The author frequently quotes the Ajāīb-alMakhlūkāt. 2446 ZUFUR NAMEH, by Shuruf-ood-Deen Alee Guzdee, being a History of TIMUR
SHAH, commonly called TAMERLANE, a Persian MS. neatly written, stout sm.
folio, 1170 pp. the margins slightly wormed, red morocco, £4. 108 2447 Sanskrit. AMARĂCOSHA. A Dictionary of the Sanscrit Language,
written in the first Century before Christ, with an English Translation by Šir William Jones, 2 vols. Transcript made for Sir C. E. Carrington by his writer, with the English portion in Sir C. E. Carrington's autograph-SANSCRITAE PRINCIPIA GRAMMATICAE, copied from Sir W. Jones's MS. by Sir C. E. Carring
ton's writer in 1794–3 vols. large folio, an important Manuscript, whole russia, 30s 2448 DwĀRKA MAHATMYA, in Sanscrit, folio, 172 pp. green morocco, 15$ Saec. XVIII.
We do not know whether, like the Dery Mahatmyam, this is an abstract from the Markan. daya Purana. See Adelung, an Hist. Sketch, p. 123. 2449 Sikh Relic. Passages from the GRUNTH, written in a neat and bold hand on
113 small slips, each measuring 4 inches by 3), all much used; enclosed in the original leather case with strap, intended to be hung round the neck as a
preservative charm, an interesting curiosity, 258 Written in a character which bears great resemblance to the Arabic. The GRUNTH is the sacred book of the Sikhs, and (similar to the sacred books of the Druses) is on no account whatever given to strangers ; even the selections are sacredly guarded from their hands; verses from it, with their peculiar superstition, are worn on the body as a preservative charm against all evils. The above was taken by an English officer, on the field of the battle of the Sutlej, from the body of a Sikh, who, although covered with wounds and surrounded by numbers, fought to the last with that desperate madness, which only religious enthusiasm cân give, when no hope of success remains. 2450 Tibetan. KLAPROTH (Julius) Tibetanisches Wörter-Verzeichniss : Vocabu
larium Tartaricum. Tatarische Wörter und Phrases, &c. 8vo. 106 pp. bds. 20s
Sæc. XIX In the autograph of this eminent Philologist. Some pages are in the autograph of Bayer the celebrated Orientalist.
2450*Telinga. Grammaire et Dictionnaire de la langue Talenga, dite vulgairement
le BADEGA, folio, old calf, from the library of the late M. Félix Lajard, £2. Manuscrit du XVIle siècle, d'une belle écriture et probablement inédit, le dictionnaire contient à lui seul 460 pp. à 2 colonnes. 2451 Turkish, KHIALI, Diwan, a collection of Poems, 8vo. slightly imperfect, 3s 6d
A celebrated Turkish poet, died A. H. 964.
ORIENTAL LITERATURE. Translations from Oriental Languages have been inserted after their respective originals. For BIBLES see Nos. 1871-2142; for ORIENTAL MSS. Nos. 2332-2451. Works on China, Egypt, India, Turkey, and of the Oriental Translation Fund are grouped separately-see post. ORIENTAL HISTORY AND POLYGLOTTS, TRANS
actions of the Oriental Societies of Europe and Asia. 2452 AMERICAN Oriental Society, Journal of the, Vol. I. Nos. 1, 3, 4; and Vol. II. 8vo. sd. 158
Boston and New York, 1843-51 2453 ANQUETIL DUPERRON, Législation Orientale, montrant les principes fondamen
taux du Gouvernement, en Turquie, en Perse, et dans l'Indoustan, 4to. calf, 58
1778 2454 ARABIAN NIGHTS' (The) Entertainments, a new translation from the Arabic,
with copious notes, by LANE, 3 vols. impl. 8vo. genuine and best edition, with
the first impressions of the many hundred woodcuts by Harvey, cloth, £3.38 1839 2455 ASIATIC RESEARCHES, or Transactions of the Society instituted in Bengal
for Inquiring into the History, the Antiquities, the Arts and Sciences, and Literature of Asia, A PERFECT UNMIXED SET, 20 vols. and Index, 1 vol.-together
21 vols. royal 4to. many plates, calf gilt, fine tall set, £32. Calcutta, 1788-1836
The best copy which has hitherto passed through my hands ; free from injuries by worms, damp, or neglect. 2456 - another set, 20 vols. and Index, 4to. one leaf wanting, not uniform, £25.
Calcutta, 1788-1836 Vols. 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, with the Index, may be had still in Calcutta, and can be supplied at 368 per volume. Complete sets are of very rare occurrence. 2457
the same, the English edition, Vols. I.—XI. 11 vols. 4to. half russia, £3. 10s
London, 1799-1816 Contains the learned Essays by Colebrooke, Sir William Jones, Carey, Strachey, Dr. Wallich, Roxburgh, etc. " They are full of the most curious and valuable intelligence, in every possible form, and on every possible subject.”—Dibdin. 2458 ASIATIC SOCIETY OF GREAT BRITAIN and Ireland, TRANSACTIONS of the ;
complete, 3 stout vols. 4to. 80 plates of Facsimiles, etc. (pub at £9.58) half calf, 258.
London, 1827-35 2459
the same, 3 vols. in 9 parts, 4to. with 80 plates of Facsimiles, Inscriptions, etc. uncut, 20s
1827-35 This valuable publication upon the learning, languages and antiquities of the East, contains amongst the names of its contributors those of Professor Wilson, G. C. Haughton, Davis, Morri. son, Colebrooke, Humboldt, Dorn, Grotefend, and most of the eminent Oriental scholars of the day.
This may be called the first series of the Publications by the Royal Asiatic Society of England. The continuation or second series appeared in 8vo. as follows. 2460 JOURNAL of the Royal Asiatic SOCIETY of Great Britain and Ireland, from
the beginning to 1856, 8vo. COMPLETE, as far as published, Vols. I.-X, Vol. XI. part 1, Vols. XII. XIII. Vol. XIV. part 1, XV. parts 1 and 2, XVI. parts 1 and 2, many plates, in parts, £5. 108
the same, 11 vols. neatly half bound calf, the remainder in parts, £6. 6s
1834-56 Sets completed at moderate charges. 2462 BAYERI (Th. S.) Historia Regni Græcorum Bactriani, in qua simul Græcarum
in India Coloniarum vetus memoria explicatur ; accedit Waltheri Doctrina
temporum Indica cum Paralipomenis, sm. 4to. calf, 78 6d Petropoli, 1738 2463 BEKE's Origines Biblicae: or researches in primeval history, Vol. I. all published, 8vo. map, clotk, a learned work, 3s 6d