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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 138 A

    NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D. AH 898/1492 AD): NAFAHAT AL-UNS

    OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 927/1520 AD

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    NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D. AH 898/1492 AD): NAFAHAT AL-UNS
    OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 927/1520 AD
    Mahmud bin 'Uthman bin 'Ali al-Lami's translation of Jami's Nafahat al-Uns, Turkish manuscript on cream paper, 435ff. each folio with 23ll. of black naskh within gold ruled frames, Sufis's names in gold or red ink, illuminated headpiece with dense polychrome floral scrolls on blue and gold grounds, opening folio of the index with illuminated headpiece, in brown morocco with stamped medallions and spandrels, good condition
    Text panel 6 3/8 x 3¼in. (17 x 8.2cm.); folio 10¼ x 6 1/8in. (25.8 x 15.7cm.)


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