1 May 2001
URFI SHIRAZI (D. AH 999/1590 AD): KULLIYAT
Safavid Iran, AH 1056/1646-7 AD
Poetry, Persian manuscript on cream paper, 407ff. with 19ll. of flowing black nasta'liq arranged in two gold-outlined columns, text outlined with blue and gold rules, opening blue and gold illuminated bifolio with floral margins, a further four similarly illuminated headings, final folio with colophon dated 1056 and signed Muhammad Reza ibn Shah Muhammad in Isfahan, light staining, in black morocco binding
Folio 11 3/8 x 6¾in. (28.7 x 16cm.)
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