18 April 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,000
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,500
SIX NORTH INDIAN ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPTS
INDIA, 17TH AND 19TH CENTURY
Comprising a 17th century Mughal manuscript on history with fine illuminated heading and later added illustrations, in Persian, 56ff., in cloth covered binding, a 19th century Kashmiri diwan of Hafiz, 210ff., with floral illumination, in fine binding; a manuscript in verses, 48ff., in modern binding; and three 19th century illustrated manuscripts in devanagari and takri script, probably the Bhagavata Purana, 296ff., 275ff. and 301ff., with illustrations, in morocco and cloth covered bindings
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