Preliminary check by FA, 9 June 2010:
Indian, not a bad calligraphy, two manuscripts in one binding. What is interesting is that it was produced by the same hand, which probably made the one who was responsible for putting them together make such decision: not only the calligraphy, but also the layout decoration: coloured frames of the text blocks, etc. Obviously we have a very curious example of a typical commercial product, or two pieces of the same craftsman, who probably had survived bankruptcy or so. 628 ff, no colophon, no incipit, consists of 4 jild (sic), hence four unvans with pretty luxurious double page illumination with lots of gold on margins and interlinear 'clouds'. Prose introduction (10 ff), satire (1 full folio - 8r-9r), dictionary (12r-17v)
Photos - unvan 18v-19r, sample page 91v, 359r - the only miniature in the ms (Zarir killed in a battle?)
Binding of dark red leather with flap in very poor condition, rather worn and worm eaten 43 blanks for mins. not carried out.