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  1. Single volume, illuminated manuscript on paper, in Farsi, complete, 323 leaves (first book 294 leaves, second book 28 leaves, plus an additional leaf of contemporary notes between the two sections) plus a later front free endpaper, 235 by 135 mm; single volume, 21 lines fine black nasta'liq, headings, important words and phrases in red, blue and gold throughout, illuminated gold and lapis head-piece opening the text, with arabesques coloured-in white blue and red, catch-words throughout, some light surface soiling and minor water-staining to margins (affecting some offsetting to ink), as often with medical manuscripts, some gatherings becoming lose with a few loose bifolia, later inscriptions and stamps to preliminary and penultimate leaves; seventeenth- or early eighteenth-century sheep-backed boards, covers ruled in blind and decorated with embossed medallions and cartouches (technique using thick card to form shapes under the leather), upper hinge split along spine, extremities rubbed.

    £17,500
 

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