Lot 110
  • 110

Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi (d.1273 AD), the six books of the Mathnawi, Persia, Timurid, dated 904 AH/1498 AD

7,000 - 10,000 GBP
13,750 GBP
bidding is closed


  • ink on paper with leather binding
  • 25 by 16.5cm.
Persian manuscript on paper, 383 leaves plus a flyleaf, 19 lines to the page, written in small nasta'liq script in black ink within 4 columns separated by gold intercolumnar rules, titles picked out in larger red, gold and blue, catchwords, margins ruled in the same colours, illuminated double page frontispiece decorated with a fine interlace of split-palmettes and polychrome flowers against a blue ground, the text within cloud bands against a gold ground, including two couplets in praise of Rumi’s Mathnawi, 5 further corresponding illuminated headpieces at the start of each book, brown morocco binding with gilt-stamped cartouches and corner-pieces filled with chinoiserie cloud band motifs