Persian Manuscripts : Bāznāmah


Persian Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'> This incomplete manuscript entitled <i>Bāznāmah</i> (Book on Falconry) by an unknown author, opens with a lengthy section on the ailments of various birds of prey followed by various prescriptions for their treatment. A second section concerns hawks that hunt deer, while the final incomplete section concerns crane-hunting harrier falcons. Previously owned by prominent Indian collector and Governor of Kashmir Nawwāb Mu‘izz al-Dawlah Shīr Jang (fl. mid-18th century).</p>

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