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Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi (d.1273 AD), the six books of the Mathnawi, copied by Ahmad al-Sakaki al-Shirazi, Persia, Safavid, dated 1068-69 AH/1657-58 AD
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Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi (d.1273 AD), the six books of the Mathnawi, copied by Ahmad al-Sakaki al-Shirazi, Persia, Safavid, dated 1068-69 AH/1657-58 AD
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Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi (d.1273 AD), the six books of the Mathnawi, copied by Ahmad al-Sakaki al-Shirazi, Persia, Safavid, dated 1068-69 AH/1657-58 AD
Persian manuscript on paper, 308 leaves, 24 lines to the page, text arranged in 4 columns, written in fine naskh script in black ink, headings in red, ruled in gold and blue, gold and polychrome opening double page decorated with a fine interlace of floral scrolls, 5 further illuminated headpieces at the start of each book, in later brown stamped leather binding
23.8 by 15.2cm.
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Catalogue Note

Three colophons record dates as follows:

Book three: 22 Rabi I 1068 AH/28 December 1657 AD.
Book four: 4 Rabi 1068 AH/7 April 1658 AD.
Book five: 8 Safr 1069 AH/11 November 1658 AD.

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