5 April 2016
PERSIAN MANUSCRIPT – [Persian-French Dictionary. Khodyar, Afganistan, late 18th century].
4° (208 x 168 mm). MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER. 300 leaves, approximately 29 lines per page, double-column. Contemporary boards, later vellum spine, uncut (some dampstaining).
Persian-French dictionary in manuscript, comprising a mix of white and bluish laid papers, bearing watermarks containing: A. Dumas, L. Easvet ; letters and symbols: DYFH (accompanied by escutcheon motif bearing crossed tools over a horn), F [heart-shape] A ; coat of arms of the city of Amsterdam. Signed at foot of first leaf: “en Persan / Khodayar l'anií de dieu.”
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