commissioned by Muhammad Quli-Khan,
Qajar Persia, dated 1265 AH (1848 AD).
Single volume, illuminated manuscript on polished paper, in Farsi, complete, 268 pp. plus two contemporary endleaves, 290 x 190 mm; single and double column, 14 lines bold black nasta'liq, key words in red, text panels within gold and blue rules, black and gold outer marginal rules, catchwords, opening bifolio with gold and polychrome illuminated headpiece and text in clouds against a gold ground, within gold and polychrome rules and gold and polychrome illuminated floral margins, a further two similarly illuminated bifolios, later ownership inscription to opening folio, Persian export stamps to endpapers; housed in a fine contemporary lacquerer binding, the outer covers with gol-o-bolbol surrounded by red cartouches containing poetic couplets in nasta'liq, doubleurs painted with narcissus flowers against a gold background, a very clean and fine example.
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