6 October 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,125
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A SAFAVID CALLIGRAPHIC VERSE MANUSCRIPT WITH LATER ATTRIBUTION TO IMAD AL-HASSANI, PROBABLY HERAT, 16TH CENTURY
Manuscript on paper, 33ff. with cartouches of calligraphy within gold border on blue and brown paper, with gold flecked margins, marginal notes, opening illumination, fine brown morocco binding with gilt stamped and tooled central lobed medallion - folio 6 x 3 1/4in (15.2 x 8.2cm)
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