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Lot 119: A TREATISE ON RHYME/CADENCE (QAFIYAH), PERSIA, QAZVIN, SAFAVID, DATED 957 AH/1550-51 AD |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Persian manuscript on polished paper, the text area sprinkled with gold, 22 leaves plus 2 flyleaves, 10 lines to the page, written in small nasta'liq script in black ink, catchwords, margins ruled in blue and gold, opening illuminated headpiece composed of interlacing split palmettes with the bismillah in white nasta'liq, brown leather binding with stencilled floral decoration, missing flap
In generally good overall condition, binding worn, flap missing, thumbed, pages generally clean with occasional stains, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 18.5 by 12.5cm.