- Walters Ms. W.625, Collection of poems (masnavi)
- Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana, 1207-1273, Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Bahāʾ al-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī, Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (d. 672 AH / 1273 CE), جلال الدين محمد بن بهاء الدين محمد رومى, No author name given., and Aḥmad ibn Ḥājjī Abī Bakr al-Kātib
- Persian and Arabic
- This is an illuminated copy of the collection of poems known as Mas̱navī-i maʿnavī by Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī (d. 672 AH / 1273 CE), likely produced in Timurid Iran. The Mas̱navī-i maʿnavī, which is a didactic poetical work divided into six books or booklets (daftars), is of particular importance in the tradition of Sufism. According to the colophon, written in Arabic, this copy was completed in 865 AH / 1461 CE by Aḥmad ibn Ḥājjī Abī Bakr al-Kātib (fol. 311a). Each of the six books is introduced by a preface in Arabic or Persian, executed largely in gold tawqīʿ script (fols. 1b-2a, 51b-52a, 95b-96a, 155b-156a, 203b-204a, and 256b-257a). The text proper is written in black nastaʿlīq script, with illuminated titlepieces inscribed in a decorated New Abbasid (broken cursive) style (fols. 2b, 52b, 96b, 156b, 204b, and 257b). The dark red leather binding is not original to the manuscript and dates to the thirteenth century AH / nineteenth CE.
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