- Walters Ms. W.601, Book of kings (Shahnama)
- Firdawsī, Abū al-Qāsim Ḥasan ibn Isḥāq Firdawsī Ṭūsī, ابو القاسم حسن بن اسحاق فردوسى طوسى, and No author name given.
- This is an illuminated and illustrated Safavid copy of the Shāhnāmah (Book of kings) by Firdawsī (d. 411 or 416 AH / 1020-5 CE), dated 1028 AH / 1618-9 CE. The text, which is incomplete, begins with the preface (dībāchah), composed on the order of Bāysunghur. It is written in black nastaʿlīq script with chapter/section headings in red. The manuscript contains fourteen illustrations that appear to be later additions, perhaps dating to the 13th century A.H./ 19th century C.E., and may have been executed in India or Iran. The black leather binding is modern.
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