- Walters Ms. W.651, Poems (tarji'band)
- Jāmī, 1414-1492, Nūr al-Dīn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad Jāmī, نور الدين عبد الرحمان بن احمد جامي, No author name given., and Muḥammad Zamān al-Tabrīzī
- Persian and Arabic
- This is an illuminated and illustrated manuscript of a small collection of short love poems of the type called tarjī`band by Nūr al-Dīn ‘Abd al-Raḥmān Jāmī (d. 898 AH / 1492 CE). It was copied in black nasta‘līq script by the calligrapher Muḥammad Zamān al-Tabrīzī in 998 AH / 1589-90 CE in Safavid Iran. The text is written on orange-tinted paper, and the bluish-green borders are illuminated throughout. The manuscript opens with an incipit page with illuminated headpiece (fol. 1b), and there are two illustrations (fols. 3a and 6a). The Qajar lacquer binding is decorated with floral motifs and is inscribed with verses attributed to Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib. An ownership statement is present, and dated 1311 AH / 1893-4 CE, stating that this precious book was bought for his son, Maḥmūd Askānī, from a woman for 10 ashrafis (gold dinars) (fol. 6b).
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- Walters Ms. W.847, Book of English heraldry
- English and Latin
- This book of English heraldry was completed ca. 1589. The manuscript belonged to the Spencer family, as known through inscriptions on the first few flyleaves, including the motto "Dieu defende Le Droit" (God defends the right). This motto has long been associated with the Spencer family of England, which is the family line of Princess Diana, as well as the Spencers who were among the founders of Virginia. The Spencer family's heraldry is included in the manuscript, along with the coats of arms of numerous prominent British families, including the Hasting, Gray, Beuford, and Percye families. A similar book of English heraldry in the British Library, Stowe MS 693, was also completed at the end of the sixteenth century.
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