Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi was a well-known scribe who worked at the court of Husayn Mirza Bayqara in Herat. Following the invasion of Herat by the Uzbeks, he returned to his hometown Mashhad where he died in AH 926 (1519-20 AD). His numerous recorded works include inscriptions in Herat and are dated between AH 849 (1444-45 AD) and AH 921 (1515-16 AD). The present manuscript is important in that it is the latest recorded work copied by Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi and demonstrates that he was still in Herat three years before his death (Mehdi Bayani, Ahval va Asar-e Khosh Nevisan, Vol. I, Tehran, 1345 sh, pp. 241-66). Please see also the previous two lots.