23 October 2007
'ALI IBN HASAN AL-ZAWARI: TRANSLATION OF KAMAL AL-DIN MUHAMMAD IBN AHMAD'S MATALIB AL-SU'L FI MANAQIB AL RUSUM
COPIED BY IBN 'ABD AL-KAZIM, MUHAMMAD SA'ID AL-HUSAYNI, IRAN, PROBABLY 17TH CENTURY
Persian prose on ivory paper, 276ff., each with 14ll. of bold black nasta'liq with important words and headings in blue, red and gold, within gold and blue margins, colophon dated 28 safar and signed Ibn 'Abd al-Kazim Muhammad Sa'id al-Husayni, frontispiece with gold and polychrome illuminated headpiece, some repairs to the margins particularly towards the end, in maroon morocco binding with flap and tan doublures
Text panel 6½ x 3¾in. (16.5 x 9.5cm.); folio 9 5/8 x 5¾in. (24.5 x 14.6cm.)
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The original text of this manuscript was commissioned by the Safavid King Shah Tahmasp (AH 930-84/1524-76 AD). The scribe of this volume, Ibn 'Abd al-Kazim, Muhammad Sa'id al-Husayni, is unrecorded.
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