SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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Shams al-Din Muhammad Hafiz Shirazi

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Published
QAJAR, PERSIA. ca 1880
Plates
2
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
QAJAR, PERSIA. ca 1880
Ref
1605

A single volume 100 x 58 mm, illuminated Persian manuscript on paper, in Farsi, 232 leaves, incomplete at end of text, two illuminated head-pieces, text in two columns throughout. 13 lines in black nasta'liq verging on shekasteh script per page, catch-words throughout, housed in later dark brown morocco over boards. A miniature copy of one of the most celebrated texts in Persian literature. The collected poems of Hafiz Shirazi. This manuscript opens with the 'Ghazalliyat', and features two lillustrated head-pieces, painted in tyhe typical gilt and polychrome style of the late Qajar period.

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