Muhammad Baqir Majlisi (d. 1700), Zad al-Ma'ad, a commentary on the Qur'an Persia, 18th/early 19th Century
Lot 33
Muhammad Baqir Majlisi (d. 1700), Zad al-Ma'ad, a commentary on the Qur'an Persia, 18th/early 19th Century
£1,500 - 2,000
US$ 2,500 - 3,400
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Muhammad Baqir Majlisi (d. 1700), Zad al-Ma'ad, a commentary on the Qur'an
Persia, 18th/early 19th Century
Arabic and Persian manuscript on paper, 226 leaves, 28 lines to the page written in naskhi, nasta'liq and shikasteh scripts in black ink with Persian translations and significant words picked out in red, interlinear black rules, inner margins ruled in gold, catchwords, one illuminated headpiece in colours and gold, slightly rubbed, outer borders of folios 1v-2r decorated with intertwining vegetal motifs in gold on a plain ground decorated with blue dots, some folios detached, edges frayed, some soiling, floral lacquer binding, crudely rebacked, some chipping, doublures with drawings of narcissi, detached
205 x 132 mm.

Footnotes

  • The colophon states that this manuscript was completed by Majlisi in Isfahan in Ramadan 1107/April-May 1696. It was a tradition of later scribes to include the original colophon, as here: there is another example in the Gulistan Palace Library also dated Ramadan 1107.

    The flyleaf has a square seal impression of the Qajar Prince Iskandar Mirza, son of 'Abbas Mirza Na'ib al-Saltaneh and grand-son of Fath' Ali Shah. There is also a waqf note dated 1st dhi'l-qa'da 1253/27 January 1838.

    Prince Eskandar Mirza (1811-1857) was the sixth son of Crown Prince Abbas Mirza Nayeb-Saltaneh. He was Governor of Khoy and Salmas under the reign of his brother Muhammad Shah Qajar, and at the beginning of the reign of his nephew Nasr ad-Din Shah Qajar in 1848 was Governor of Qazvin (until 1852).
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