London, South Kensington
18 April 2016
QAJAR IRAN, DATED RAMADAN AH 1237/MAY-APRIL 1822 AD
A work of poetry, Persian manuscript on paper, 110ff., each with 15ll. black shikasteh in two columns, gold and black ruled margins and divisions, blue outer rule, red and black ruled outer margin, opening bifolium with gold and polychrome illuminated heading panel, gold clouds between the lines of text and illuminated scrolling floral vine in the margins, dated colophon on final folio, fine Indian dark maroon morocco binding with gold tooled decoration, marbled paper doublures, unidentified
Text 6 x 3 3/8in. (14.7 x 8.6cm.); folio 9 5/8 x 6in. (24.5 x 15.2cm.)
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