6 October 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 2,250
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
NUR AL-DIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI (D. AH 898/1492 AD): KHIRAD NAMA-YE ISKANDARI
SIGNED KAMAL AL-DIN HUSAYN BIN JALAL AL-DIN MAHMUD, SAFAVID IRAN, DATED 1 RAJAB AH 950/13 JUNE 1553 AD
Persian manuscript on paper, 92ff. as numbered plus 4 fly-leaves, each folio with 12ll. of black nasta'liq divided in two columns with gold and black intercolumnar divisions, the text within gold and polychrome borders, titles in gold or red nasta'liq, catchwords, with gold and polychrome illuminated headpiece, with three miniatures, misbound, in stamped gilt brown morocco, some staining
Text panel 5 3/8 x 2 5/8in. (13.5 x 6.7cm.); folio 9 1/8 x 5¾in. (23 x 14.8cm.)
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This scribe is unrecorded. The manuscript was given to Muhammad 'Ali Na'ini Mujir al-Mamalik, an unidentified Qajar official, in 1890.
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H. Kevorkian Collection, No 582