Lot n° 54
4000 - 6000
Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi (d. 672 H./1273-74) : Mathnawi Ma'nawi
Iran, Safavid art, dated 2 Sha'ban 1046 / 30 December 1636
Persian manuscript on paper, 443 ff. and 2 endpapers. 15 ll. in naskh, in black, blue and red ink. In two columns drawn in red ink, surrounded by oblique text. Five illuminated frontispieces (sarlawh), the last one reported (f. 355). End of the first section indicated on f. 59. The date of the end of writing of the second section is mentioned on f. 124, the scribe and the owner: Sunday 13 Rabi' I 1046 / 15 August 1636. The date of the end of writing of the third section on f. 209: Sunday 2 Sha'ban 1046 H./30 December 1636. The binding replaced, the margins cut.
Text: 18.5 x 9.5 cm; Page: 26.5 x 14.5 cm
On the first flyleaf: Old inscription in French "masnavey écrit par gellaleddin-Roumi; 16eme Siècle". On the last flyleaf : Old inventory number "N°324", written in pen.
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