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Shaykh Muslih al-Din Sa'di (d.1291-92), Kulliyat (Collected Works), Persia, Qajar, 19th century

Shaykh Muslih al-Din Sa'di (d.1291-92), Kulliyat (Collected Works), Persia, Qajar, 19th century

Shaykh Muslih al-Din Sa'di (d.1291-92), Kulliyat (Collected Works), Persia, Qajar, 19th century

Persian manuscript on paper, 453 leaves plus 8 fly-leaves, 23 lines to the page, written in black nasta’liq within two columns, ruled in gold and black, headings in red, eight polychrome and gold headings with lavishly illuminated borders, other pages decorated with gold and polychrome sprays in the border, in a lacquer binding with floral decoration, the doublures with two figurative scenes


29.5 by 18.7cm.

In overall good condition, the margins are clean with very minor stains and rubbing, some smudges and some leaves slightly loose, scratches and losses to the binding, as viewed.


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A note on f.1a states that the manuscript was purchased in Shiraz on 10 Rabi' I 1270 AH (11 December 1853 AD) by Mehr 'Ali son of Shukrullah Khan Nuri and stayed in the Nuri family including Sadiq al-Mulk, the deputy Foreign Minister, until it was presented by Sadiq al-Mulk to the library of the Prime Minister Amin al-Sultan in 1300 AH (1882-83 AD).