Persia: Qajar period, c., 1830.
360 ff. (two blank), 15 lines of elegant black naskh text to the page. Entirely by the hand of one scribe .
Approximately 188 x 110 mms (c. 7.5 x 4.5 inches); text panel c. 137 x 80 mms, elaborate lacquer painting of birds and flowers on boards, burgundy morocco spine. Inside covers with red background and elaborate gilt scroll work, also in lacquer painting. Covers with some wear, paintings with craquelure and some loss of pigmentation, spine a little rubbed. Endpapers slightly rubbed and front one with a split. Last two leaves with old skillful repairs to margins. Only very occasional smudging of the text, a couple of leaves with some damp stains. Overall very nice, crisp and bright.