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Auction: Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds
was auctioned on: 11 October 2013
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EIGHT RENOWNED WORKS OF PERSIAN POETRY

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Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$4,828 - US$8,047
Price realised:  £6,875
ca. US$11,064
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EIGHT RENOWNED WORKS OF PERSIAN POETRY
MOSTLY IRAN, 15TH-19TH CENTURY
EIGHT RENOWNED WORKS OF PERSIAN POETRY MOSTLY IRAN, 15TH-19TH CENTURY Comprising Rumi's Mathnawi , books I, II and III, late 15th century, Timurid Iran, 315ff., each folio with 23ll. of small black naskh script arranged in two columns, titles in gold, blue and red, incomplete at beginning, with two original illuminated headpieces, in black morocco binding with flap; a work on Rumi's Mathnawi , probably Husayn Va'iz Kashifi's Lubb-I lubab Mathnawi , signed Muhammad Ma'sum bin Darwish [..], Iran, dated Rabi' I AH 1071, each folio with 16ll. of indifferent black nasta'liq script, sometimes arranged in two columns, in stamped brown morocco binding; a volume with an abridgment of Sa'di's Bustan , Faizi's poems and Jami's Baharistan , signed Muhammad al-Katib Razah (?), Safavid Iran, 16th century, 27ff., each with 12-15ll. of very elegant nasta'liq script arranged in two columns between gold-speckled coloured paper margins, two illuminated headpieces, one added note mentioning Awrangabad and date of AH 1216, in brown morocco binding; Sa'di's Gulistan , Iran, circa 1600, 122ff., each folio with 11ll. of black nasta'liq script, including fine Safavid gold illuminated margins, with later additions, opening folio with replaced headpiece, in marbled paper cover binding; Hafiz's diwan , signed Mir 'Ali al-Jami (?), Safavid Iran, circa 1600, 135ff., each folio with 15ll. of elegant black nasta'liq script arranged in two columns, with illuminated opening headpiece, in European vellum binding; another copy of Hafiz's Diwan , Iran, dated Monday Rabi' II AH977, 190ff., each folio with 13ll. of black nasta'liq script arranged in two columns, colophon dated, with one original illustration, with later owner's notes, ex libris of Giles Robertson, in green morocco binding; Jami's Tuhfat al-Ahrar , Iran, 18th century, each folio with 11ll. of black nasta'liq script arranged in two columns, with three Qajar illustrations, in soft brown morocco binding; and a copy of Layla wa Majnun , Qajar Iran, 19th century, each folio with 12ll. Of black nasta'liq script arranged in two columns, with original Qajar illustrations, incomplete at beginning, ex libris of D.S.Robertson, in soft brown morocco binding (8)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds
Date of the auction: 11 Oct 2013
Address: Christie's
11 October 2013, London, South Kensington