Sanjana, Darab Dastur Peshotan. The Dînâ î Maînû î khrat, or, The Religious Decisions of the Spirit of Wisdom. The Pahlavi text prescribed for the intermediate examination of the Bombay University.

Bombay, Duftur Ashkara and the Education Society's Steam Press, 1895.

8vo (164 x 252 mm). (8), XIX, (1), 93, (5), 12, 47, (1) pp. Title-page and beginning of text printed in red and black. With a portrait frontispiece of Sanjana. Original illustrated cloth. All edges red.


Rare edition of the Middle Persian "Dina i Mainu i Khrat", edited by Darab Dastur Peshotan (1857-1931), a Zoroastrian head-priest and scholar. The title is also given in Pahlavi at the head of the title-page. The appendix contains the "Chêrâgê dânêsh, or The lamp of learning" with a Gujarati preface by the editor, Persian verses composed by Dasturân Dastur Edulji Darabji Sanjana, and a life of the Dastur Saheb in metrical Gujarati.

Contemporary bookplate in Gujarati to front pastedown. 1910s stamp of the Viennese "Forschungsinstitut für Osten und Orient" to title-page. Very well preserved.


OCLC 29976996. Not in Wilson.

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