Lot 20
  • 20

An illuminated anthology of poetry, Turkey, Ottoman, 17th century

2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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  • ink gouache and gold on paper, leather binding
Ottoman Turkish manuscript on paper, 392 leaves plus 8 flyleaves, 19 lines to the page in columns and horizontal dividing panels separated by gold rules, opening page with illuminated frontispiece in colours and gold, text in neat naskh script in black ink, with headings in red ink, brown morocco binding with gilt stamped medallion and corner pieces filled with chinoiserie cloud bands and scrolling vines, with flap