London, South Kensington
29 April 2005
SA'DI, SHAYKH MUSLIH AL-DIN SHIRAZI: GULISTAN, QAJAR IRAN, AH 1271/1854
Collection of short stories illustrating the wisdom of Sa'di, Persian manuscript on paper, 100ff. each with 13ll. flowing black nasta'liq, important words and phrases in red, gold margins between black, red and blue rules, with sixteen half page illustrations, illuminated heading, colophon signed by Muhammad Sadiq b. Muhammad Ja'far al-Hirindi(?), 1271 (altered to 1171), lacquer binding with floral sprays -- Folio 10 x 6 5/8in. (25.4 x 16.9cm.)
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