An unusual printed copy of an edict of Muzaffar al-Din Shah (reg. 1896-1907) giving permission for the sale of gramophones to an American Limited Society (Societe Anonyme Fournisseur) after their functions had been demonstrated to the Shah
Qajar Persia, dated dhu'l-qa'dah 1323/December 1905-January 1906
four lines of printed nasta'liq script on paper, within gold cloudbands, the lines interspersed with bands of undulating floral motifs, a reproduction of the seal of the Shah dated AH 1314/AD 1896-97 and his signature, both within floral cartouches, creased, framed
520 x 325 mm.