London, South Kensington
26 October 2007
LUTF'ALI BIGDELI SHAMLU: ATASHKADEH-YE AZAR, QAJAR IRAN 1 SAFAR AH 1240 (24 SEPTEMBER 1824 AD)
Biographies of poets, Persian manuscript on paper, 302ff. with 20ll. of black nasta'liq, headings in red, poetry in four gold ruled columns, text block outlined with gold, opening bifolium with illuminated margins and headpiece, final folio with colophon signed by the scribe Ibn Mahmud Jan 'Ali Reza al-Behbahani and dated 1 Safar 1240, red morocco binding- folio 11¾ x 8in. (29.9 x 21cm.)
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