In Volume 1-1: Qurʾānic Literature, History, and Biography | Section 2, History, Biography, etc.
§ 455. It was in 421/1030, in the reign of ʿAlāʾ al-Daulah Abū Jaʿfar M. b. Dus̲h̲manziyār, that al-Mufaḍḍal b. Saʿd b. al-Ḥusain al-Māfarrūk̲h̲ī wrote his
- Maḥāsin Iṣfahān, an Arabic monograph on the city of Iṣfahān and its history: Browne Coll. i. 1 (9) = Houtum-Schindler 26 (ah 1277/1860). Edition of the Arabic text: Ṭihrān a.h.s. 1312/1933‡ (edited by S. Jalāl al-Dīn Ṭihrānī).
Enlarged Persian translation: Tarjamah i Maḥāsin i Iṣfahān, or Tārīk̲h̲ i Iṣfahān, written circ. 729/1329 by Ḥusain b. M. b. Abī ’l-Riḍā al-Ḥusainī al-ʿAlawī and dedicated to the Wazīr [G̲h̲iyāt̲h̲ al-Dīn] M. b. Ras̲h̲īd al-Dīn Faḍl Allāh: r.a.s. P. 180 (ah 884/1479), Browne Coll. i. 2 (9) = Houtum-Schindler 27, Blochet i 502 (ah 1315/1897).
Description: Account of a rare manuscript History of Iṣfahán presented to the Royal Asiatic Society on May 19, 1827, by Sir John Malcolm, and now described by Edward G. Browne (jras. 1901 pp. 411–446, 661–704).
§ 456. M. Mahdī b. M. Riḍā al-Iṣfahānī spent some time in Bombay and associated with the Parsees there. He was at Ṭihrān in 1275/1858–9.
- ¶ Niṣf i jahān fī taʿrīf i Iṣfahān, a history and topography of Iṣfahān composed in 1303/1885–6 as a revised and enlarged recension of a work by the same author composed in 1300/1882–3: Browne Coll. i. 3 (9) = Houtum-Schindler 28 (ah 1308/1891).