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    Sale 12259

    Ex Libris Jean R. Perrette: Important Travel, Exploration & Cartography

    5 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 163

    PERSIAN MANUSCRIPT – [Persian-French Dictionary. Khodyar, Afganistan, late 18th century].

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    PERSIAN MANUSCRIPT – [Persian-French Dictionary. Khodyar, Afganistan, late 18th century].

    4° (208 x 168 mm). MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER. 300 leaves, approximately 29 lines per page, double-column. Contemporary boards, later vellum spine, uncut (some dampstaining).

    Persian-French dictionary in manuscript, comprising a mix of white and bluish laid papers, bearing watermarks containing: A. Dumas, L. Easvet ; letters and symbols: DYFH (accompanied by escutcheon motif bearing crossed tools over a horn), F [heart-shape] A ; coat of arms of the city of Amsterdam. Signed at foot of first leaf: “en Persan / Khodayar l'anií de dieu.”


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