Afzal-ad-Din Khaqani (d. 1199), Tuhfata al-'Iraqayn, poetry Mughal India, circa 1618-19
Lot 25
Afzal-ad-Din Khaqani (d. 1199), Tuhfata al-'Iraqayn, poetry Mughal India, circa 1618-19
Sold for £1,875 (US$ 3,009) inc. premium

Lot Details
Afzal-ad-Din Khaqani (d. 1199), Tuhfata al-'Iraqayn, poetry
Mughal India, circa 1618-19
Persian manuscript on paper, 484 leaves, 19 lines to the page written in one and two columns of elegant nasta'liq script in black ink, double interlinear and intercolumnar rules in gold, inner margins ruled in green, blue and gold, catchwords, headings written in nasta'liq script in red, one illuminated headpiece in colours and gold preceded by the index and a seal impression of Sayyid Sifatullah, discoloration, some crude repairs, staining, floral lacquer binding, covers decorated with floral sprays on a gold ground, some chipping, upper cover detached, doublures decorated with stylised floral arrangements, bookplate of Fairuz library
268 x 156 mm.

Footnotes

  • The seal impression, dated AH 1028/AD 1618-19, is that of Sayyid Sifatullah (unidentified), an official of the Mughal emperor Jahangir.
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