Selected plates

Author
RELIGIOUS/OTHER.
Author 2
Rawdat Al-Safa.
Title
[Persian Manuscript].
Published
Persia, 1662
Description
Mir Muhammad Ibn Burhan Al-Din known as Mir Khwand (d. 1498), Rabat Al-Safa, Book VI, copied by Muhammed Mu'in Ibn Muhammed Shafi' Ibn Haji Muhammed Al-Katib, dedicated to Mirza Mansur, Persia, Safavid, dated 1073 AH / 1662 AD.
Persian manuscript on paper, 259 leaves plus 3 fly-leaves, 27 lines to the page, written in nasal' liq in black ink, ruled in red and blue titles and important sentences in red with a gold polychrome heading decorated with concentric gold spirals, in green binding. Divided into eight volumes. Rabat al-safa is a compilation of various histories both in Arabic and Persian. Several seal impressions, all from the 19th century are present. One note identifies the text, correctly as 'volume 6 of Rabat al-safa and says it was purchased in Qandak in 1297 AH (1879-80 AD). There is a village called Qandak in Khurasan near the Afghan border. Leather boards, with lines in ruled gilt, spine rubbed and worn in places, marbled paper inner boards. Contents good.
Hand coloured plates
1
Binding/Size
M=4to
Category
Islam, Manuscript, Religious/other
Value
$5,001-25,000
Stock ID
1581