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Ali, Ameer
THE AMEER NAMAH. A PERSIAN WORK COMPILED BY MOONSHEE AMEER ALI KHAN BAHADOOR WITH AN ABSTRACT TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH. CALCUTTA: MUZHUROOL-AJAUYEB PRESS, 1870
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Ali, Ameer
THE AMEER NAMAH. A PERSIAN WORK COMPILED BY MOONSHEE AMEER ALI KHAN BAHADOOR WITH AN ABSTRACT TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH. CALCUTTA: MUZHUROOL-AJAUYEB PRESS, 1870
Estimate
2,0003,000
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Ali, Ameer
THE AMEER NAMAH. A PERSIAN WORK COMPILED BY MOONSHEE AMEER ALI KHAN BAHADOOR WITH AN ABSTRACT TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH. CALCUTTA: MUZHUROOL-AJAUYEB PRESS, 1870
FIRST EDITION, small 4to (258 x 172mm.), PRESENTATION COPY (see provenance), lithographed Persian text with 45 page printed summary and title in English, 13 mounted ALBUMEN PRINTS, each captioned in English in ink on the reverse of the mount, original blindstamped purple cloth, flat spine titled in gilt, occasional light spotting, binding discoloured and rubbed, cloth damp-stained
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Provenance

Presented "To Colonel W.N. Lees, L.L.D., with the author's best compliments", inscription on verso of frontispiece photograph. William Nassau Lees (1825–1889) was a British army officer in India, and an orientalist.

Catalogue Note

A SCARCE PHOTOBOOK. The photographs in this copy comprise 9 portraits (including the author), 2 views (Darjeeling and Simla), and 2 groups of people (of Darjeeling and Simla). The number of photographs appears to vary: the British Library has a copy with 13 photographs and a second copy with 9. Princeton University has a copy with an additional portrait and with a variant view of Simla.

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