Curator's note: The descriptions and page translations found in the inscriptions field have been provided by Dr Karma Phuntsho, during cataloguing for, 'The Tibetan-Mongolian Rare Books and Manuscripts (TMRBM) project', University of Cambridge.
Curator's note: other copies can be found in the Tibetan Book Resource Center, TBRC: W11902 TBRC: W27215. A PhD and subsequent publication is also available, "A fourteenth century Tibetan Historical Works: Rgyal rabs gsal ba'i me long, Author, Date and sources, a case study by Per K. Sorensen, Akademisk Forlag Kobenhavn, 1986.
Bell records in his book, 'Religion of Tibet' that. 'My copy (of Fortunate Flag of Victory) is beautifully written by hand in the u-me, ie. semi-printed type of script, not in the cursive writing, known as kyuk. It contains one hundred and forty-two folios, these being slightly smaller than those of the Blue Treasury and the copy of Pu-ton which the Pan-chen Rim-po-che gave me. It was presented to me by the Dalai Lama, and, like other books that I received from him, whether printed or written, is on good paper and very clear'.
Written by Emma Martin