Description: Persian manuscript on paper, 123 leaves, 11 lines to the page, written in small nasta'liq script in black ink, keywords picked out in red, catchwords, margins ruled in gold, black and blue, opening page with illuminated headpiece in colours and gold, later red morocco binding with gilt-stamped central cartouches and ropework border, with flap
Dimensions: 17 by 11cm.
Condition Report: In good overall condition, pages slightly cropped to accommodate later binding, minor water stains, pages otherwise clean, as viewed.
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