In light of the upcoming Nowruz celebrations marking the year 1400 of the Shamsi solar calendar and the launch of the much anticipated ‘Epic Iran’ exhibition of Persian art at the V&A Museum, Shapero Rare Books are celebrating Persiana with Iran Zamin.
Featuring twenty-five books and manuscripts spanning almost 800 years of history, presented chronologically, this catalogue begins with a manuscript leaf from Ilkhanid territories of 13th-century Persia and ends in present day Iran with an exquisite panel of calligraphy by a living artist. There are illustrated poetic treatises featuring the most revered Persian poets, including Sa’di, Nizami and Ferdowsi, alongside Qur’anic texts and important travel books from the region.
Iran Zamin (the land of Iran) also marks the launch of our new department dedicated to Islamic and Near Eastern books, manuscripts and miniatures headed by our resident Iranian, Roxana Kashani. We are delighted to welcome her to the team here at Shapero Rare Books and look forward to broadening our existing collections with her expertise.
To view the catalogue as a PDF, click here.
IACOVLEFF, Alexandre [YAKOVLEV, Aleksandr].Dessins et peintures d'Asie. Exécutés au cours de l'Expedition Citroen Centre-Asie. Troisième mission G.-M. Haarrdt - L. Audouin-Dubreuil.
Limited edition: number 33 of 500 copies; folio (39 x 29 cm). Suite of 50 colour plates with 'Croquis de route et notes de voyages' in a separate volume. Original card folder; some light soiling and spotting.£7,500
With 85 engravings on 64 sheets (9 folding), including portrait of Chardin, 18 sheets with double-illustrations and 1 sheet with 4, with additional large folding map of Asia with outline coloured by hand by P. Lapie, 1810, engraved by Blondeau, all protected with original tissue guards. Recent half-calf over marbled boards.£6,750