18 April 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,500
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
SHAYKH MUSLIH AL-DIN SA'DI (D.1292 AD): BUSTAN
NORTH INDIA, 19TH CENTURY
Arabic manuscript on paper, 145ff. plus two fly-leaves, each with 15ll. black nasta'liq script in two columns in panel bordered by gold and coloured rules, red intercolumnar divisions, blue ruled outer margin, headings in red, opening folio with heading on gold panel, with eight illustrations painted in gouache heightened with gold, brown morocco binding with stamped gold medallions
Text panel 6 5/8 x 3in. (16.8 x 7.8cm.); folio 9 1/8 x 5in. (23.3 x 12.8cm.)
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