Lot 128: THE FORTY HADITH OF THE PROPHET WITH THEIR VERSIFICATIONS BY ‘ABD AL-RAHMAN JAMI, SIGNED BY MUHAMMAD AL-QAWAM AL-KATIB AL-SHIRAZI, PERSIA, SAFAVID, 16TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Arabic and Persian manuscript on gold-sprinkled paper, 9 leaves plus 2 flyleaves, 13 lines to the page, 3 lines of Arabic text in black nasta'liq script, smaller text panels of Persian text written horizontally and diagonally in smaller script, panels bordered with gold strap-work, foliate panels dividing the text, remargined, opening double page with text within cloud bands against a gold ground sprinkled with flowers, f.1b with illuminated headpiece in colours and gold, brown morocco binding with ebru panels, gilt scroll-work border
In generally good overall condition, binding slightly worn with some stains, minor abrasions, text generally bold, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 20.3 by 12.5cm.