A Lot of Three Persian Manuscripts

    [Persian Manuscripts]. A Collection of Three Manuscripts. Including: a Persian manuscript of tales - a literary work. [Provincial Iran, Central Asia or Afghanistan, ca. 1600's]. Octavo. Approximately 10 x 5.5 inches. 279 leaves in manuscript, written in "Nasta 'liq" script on rectos and versos. In red and black on native paper. Without title-page, colophon, or any illuminations which may have been present. In a later western binding of half brown morocco over boards. Some wear to binding, leaves a bit soiled, with a few damaged, some restoration and repairs throughout. [Together With]: Persian manuscript (Al Malak al Vahab Fi Shuhur). [Iran], dated 1203 (1788-1789 by the Western calendar). Octavo. Approximately 8.5 x 5.75 inches. 215 leaves in manuscript, written in "Nasta 'liq" script on rectos and versos. In red and black on European paper. Title and colophon present, with a single illumination on the title leaf. Bound in later (nineteenth-century) Iranian binding of full brown morocco, gilt, without envelope flap. Binding worn, with some later unskilled repairs. Some restorations to verso of title leaf, some loss to illumination, some ink markings on title leaf, with some minor loss to first two leaves. Gutter cracked in several places, last fifty or so leaves loose. About Persian history and literature. [Together With]: Persian manuscript. [Iran, n.d.]. Twelvemo. Approximately 3.75 x 3.75 inches. 98 leaves in manuscript, with several illuminations (in colors), text enclosed in an octagon. In red, black, and blue on European paper. Iranian binding of full brown morocco, stamped in blind. Binding worn, with some later restoration, text toned and soiled, with some edgewear and ink notations. Generally, a very good collection.

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