31 March 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,500
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,500
A COLLECTION OF WORKS ON ETHICS
OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED 25 SAFAR AH 973/21 SEPTEMBER 1565 AD
Translation of various Persian works on ethics, Ottoman Turkish manuscript on buff paper, 351ff. as numbered plus 3 fly-leaves, each folio with 17ll. of black nasta'liq, important words and phrases picked out in red, text between black, blue and gold rules, occasional marginal notes, opening folio with gold and polychrome illuminated headpiece surrounding a bismallah written in white on gold ground, colophon dated 25 Safar 973 with panel of gold over text below, one diagram towards the end of the manuscript with nasta'liq written in a circle outlined in red, small repairs, two later stamps of the owner, in later cloth covered boards with brown morocco spine and paper doublures
Text panel 5¾ x 2¾in. (14.6 x 6.9cm.); folio 7 7/8 x 4 7/8in. (20 x 12.2cm.)
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