Literary manuscript “Had’aeq Naseri / Naseri Gardens”, Iran, 1878

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Literary manuscript “Had’aeq Naseri / Naseri Gardens” by Ibn al-Haj Mirza Kazim Muhammad Isaac, “Sadr al-Olana”, dated 1295 H / 1878 and commissioned by Naser al-Din Shah.

Persian text comprising forty chapters concerning the King Naser al-Din Shah, his qualities as king, era, travels (Khorasan, Karbala and Europe), his government (ministers, courtesans, etc). on gilt-speckled paper of thirty-one lines in nasta’liq script on page with black, red and gilt ink, by different hands. Red-inscribed chapter titles inside golden bands. The manuscript presents a sucession of double illuminated pages: the first, under table of contents including chapter index; the second, one full-page double frontispiece composed of polychrome and gilt sarlowh, with blue and golden arcade, flowered scrollwork. Colophon gives completion date 1295 H./1878 and the name of the former owner “Ata Allah Kailrad” who gave this book to M. Amir Hossein Ali Khan Ba’wand in 1335 H.S./1956. The author mentions in his biography’s last chapter that this manuscript was commissioned by Naser al-Din Shah. Listed on end paper are the births, deaths, weddings and religious parties organized by family members of the former owner.
Brown leather binding with embossed decoration on corners.

Iran, dated 1878

Condition report : Wear and stains

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  • Items quantity:  1
  • Height in cm : 35 cm
  • Width in cm : 21 cm
  • Expertissim Reference: 2015010027