<p style='text-align: justify;'>This extremely rare, nearly complete volume entitled <i>Lubāb al-Albāb</i> (Kernels of the Intellects) by Sadīd al-Dīn Muḥammad ʻAwfī (fl. 1228) comprises the earliest-known anthology of Persian poetry. He composed it in two parts with twelve sections in which he compiles biographical accounts of many early poets and contemporaries authors, together with selections of their works, unrecorded in other sources. The author apparently commenced the work at the request of the Ghurid-era governor of Multan, Nāṣir al-Dīn Qabāchah (fl. 1203–1228) and completed it in 618 AH (1221–22 CE). </p>
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