Guy U Chawng [The Ball and Polo-Mallett],
signed by Muhammad Ali bin Mahmoud al-Munajjim.
Illuminated manuscript on gold-speckled paper with illuminated borders of thicker pink paper, in Farsi, 22 leaves (each leaf tipped-in with linen edging, exact collation not possible), 190 by 130 mm.; double column, 12 lines elegant refined scribal nasta'liq, illuminated polychrome headpiece opening the text, further decorated banners separating chapters, text columns framed and ruled within spiralling vines of gilt foliage, thick card borders painted with delicate floral sprays and geometric designs in gold with accents of green and turquoise; some small scattered wormholes and a few edges repaired along text panels (rarely affecting text), some scattered brown spots and leaves slightly cockled; housed in eighteenth-century gilt ruled morocco with gilt corner-pieces, spine ends and extremities very slightly discoloured, overall bright and attractive, housed in twentieth-century red cloth portfolio with matching red morocco-backed slip-case by J.S. Macdonald of New York.