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Abdulrahman Jami, Fatihat al-Shabab , together with another poetic volume by the same author, all in Persian, illuminated manuscript on paper [Persia, dated 1282 AH. (1865/6 AD.), and nineteenth century] Two volumes: (i) 152 leaves (plus 4 endleaves), double column, 12 lines in black nastaliq, some headings in red or blue, catch-words, ink ownership stamps and inscriptions to final leaf and front endleaves, some light spotting, 255 by 150mm., contemporary morocco-backed boards, stamped and ruled in blind with block-stamped central medallions, rubbed; (ii) 34 pages (plus 4 endleaves), text not completed, double column, 10 slanted lines of elegant black nasta'liq, one polychrome head-piece, leaves ruled in blue and gold, some leaves loose, 210 by 130mm., contemporary provincial calf, boards ruled and stamped in blind with decorative central and corner pieces, rebacked in cloth, worn Abd'ulrahman Nur Al-Din Jami (1414-1492 AD.) was an eminent Persian scholar and poet, renowned for his contributions to mystical Sufi literature, which spanned over fifty years. This Fatihat al-Shabab ( Opening of Youth ) is the first and longest of three sections, or chapters, that form his poetical works.
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Abdulrahman Jami, Fatihat al-Shabab, together with

Estimate £400 - £600Jul 06, 2017
Starting Price £200
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