[THE Editor is indebted to Col. H. Yule for some notes on the Matla'u-s Sa'dain, which did not reach him in time for insertion in their proper place.

Page 96. “The ninety cities of the islands of Díwah-Mahall.” For Sir H. M. Elliot's reading <arabic> Col. Yule considers the words of Quatremère's MS. to be preferable, viz., <arabic> Shahr-i nau, or “New city,” a name by which Siam was known to the Malays and the mariners of the Persian Gulf in the middle ages.

P. 96. “Zírbád.” “This is a phrase translated from the Malay, meaning ‘below the wind,’ or ‘leeward,’ and is applied by the Malays to the countries east of the Straits of Malacca. The expres­sion occurs in the 'Aín-i Akbarí, Blochmann's translation, p. 91, but the true meaning is not there given to it.” It is also used in the well-known Bágh-o Bahár, and there it seems to apply to Burmah and other countries between India and the Straits.

P. 103. “Bandána.” “In spite of Bandana handkerchiefs, there is no such port as this in Malabar. I have no doubt the real word is ‘Fandaraina’ or ‘Fandarána.’” See note in Journ. Royal Asiatic Society, vol. iv., p. 345. Quatremère's reading was “Bendianeh.” The MS. of the East India Library agrees with Sir H. Elliot's reading <arabic> Bandána.

P. 113. “Zaitún.” “This is the name of the Chinese city whence satin was brought, hodie Thsiuancheu or Chincheu, and my belief is that our word satin came from Zaitún.”

P. 124. “Báknúr.” “This reading of one of the MSS. is the correct one. It is the port in Northern Malabar, called Baccanore by our old voyagers.”—See Cathay, and the Way thither.