Presented to S. B. Miles

[Muhammad 'Abdur-Rahman Khan Xalyani]. [Five pamphlets]. Ramúzi-i-Hasti, Jalwa-i-Káinát, Isári-i-Qudrat, Nazzára-i-Alam & Audrat-Iláhí.

No place, ca. 1892.

Five lithographed pamphlets. Urdu text. 34; 20, (2); 33, (1); 44; (2), 24 pp., (2) ms. contents; (1) ms. presentation. Full-page astronomical illustration in fourth pamphlet (p. 18). Early 20th century green cloth over marbled boards, ms. label to front board (this slightly soiled). Original paper wrappers bound in (three of which are coloured).


The five short pamphlets concern the description of the creation, ancient and modern knowledge of the universe, natural philosophy, astronomy and philosophy. The manuscript contents state that "The subjects are treated in a simple style and with plain reasonings and examples". Inscribed by the author to Colonel S. B. Miles (1838-1914). Miles was an extraordinary figure, best known for the remarkable work "The Countries and Tribes of the Persian Gulf" (1919).

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