Persian poetry, red and gold binding
Lot 166
Sa'di, Gulistan, Persian poetry Persia, 19th Century
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,101) inc. premium
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Sa'di, Gulistan, Persian poetry
Persia, 19th Century
Persian manuscript on paper, 87 leaves, incomplete, 12 lines to the page written in elegant nasta'liq script in black ink, headings picked out in red ink, inner margins ruled in blue and gold, catchwords, one illuminated headpiece in colours and gold, outer margins of folios 1b-2a decorated with intertwining floral motifs in gold and some colour, small tears, edges frayed, rather browned, some staining and crude repairs, brown morocco with stamped central medallions and cornerpieces of gilt leather onlay, doublures of marbled paper, worn
195 x 120 mm.
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