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Divan of Hafez Shirazi, manuscript on paper [probably North India, c. 1820]

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LOT 291

Serial No: 73355333

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Divan of Hafez Shirazi, in Farsi, illuminated manuscript on paper [probably North Indian provinces, dated month of Ramadan, probably c. 1820] single volume, complete, including introduction and a fihrist, single and double column, 15 lines black nasta’liq, two illuminated polychrome borders, some leaves with floral decorations to the borders, leaves ruled in red and yellow throughout, some scattered worming (mostly affecting outer margins), a few early repairs to small tears with very slight loss to text, scattered smudges and stains, 135 by 175 mm.; contemporary morocco boards, edges reinforced in a darker leather, a little rubbed, kept in a protective waved cloth cover with ink inscription Provenance: Apparently a gift from “Major F. Allan” (probably a British Imperial officer) to “Auley” with late nineteenth-century inscription to inside covers of cloth jacket placing the volume then in the Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh region).