Salim of Nishapur is recorded as a pupil of Shah Mahmud and a master in nasta'liq and particularly for writing in colours. He lived in Mashhad and died in circa AH 990/1582 AD. Salim's works are dated between AH 961 and 976 (1554 and 1568 AD) (Mehdi Bayani,Ahval va Asar-e Khosh-Nevisan, Vol.I, Tehran, 1345 sh., pp. 282-4).
The latest recorded manuscript of Salim is another copy of the Forty Sayings of the Prophet dated AH 986/1578-79 AD and sold in these Rooms, 07 October 2008, lot 313.