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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 73

    MUSLIH AL-DIN SA'DI (D. 1292 AD): GULISTAN

    SIGNED BY MUHAMMAD 'ARAB SAMARQANDI, SAFAVID IRAN, 17TH CENTURY

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    MUSLIH AL-DIN SA'DI (D. 1292 AD): GULISTAN
    SIGNED BY MUHAMMAD 'ARAB SAMARQANDI, SAFAVID IRAN, 17TH CENTURY
    Persian manuscript on paper, 80ff. plus three fly-leaves, each with 15ll. elegant black nasta'liq script, words picked out in red, blue and occasionally gold, text sometimes on two columns, portions with interlinear notes in small red script, occasional lines of Arabic naskh script, gold and black ruled divisions, gold and green margins between black rules, red and blue outer rules, occasional marginal notes, opening bifolio later fully illuminated in gold and colours, first page with seal impressions and ownership inscriptions, signed colophon on final folio, brown morocco Ottoman binding with stamped ogival medallion and border, marbled paper doublures
    Text 6 ¼ x 3 ¼in. (16 x 8.2cm.); folio 8 ¾ x 5 7/8in. (22.4 x 15cm.)


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