Lot 156: ZAYN AL-DIN JURJANI (D.1136 AD), ZAKHIRAH-YI KHWARAZMSHAHI ('TREASURY DEDICATED TO THE KING OF KHWARAZMSHAHI'), AN ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, BOOKS I-VIII, PERSIA, 13TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Persian manuscript on paper, 276 leaves, 8 replacement at beginning and end, 2 flyleaves, 27 lines to the page, written in naskh script in black ink, indexes and chapter headings in large extended Eastern Kufic script, keywords picked out in red, tan leather binding with central stamped cartouches filled with vegetal motifs
In fairly good overall condition, 8 replacement leaves at beginning and end, pages generally clean, various marginal paper repairs, occasional splitting, particularly with thicker ink burning through, some stains, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 36.8 by26.8cm.