01 Qutb al-Din al-Shirazi

QUTB AL-DIN MAHMUD BIN MAS'UD BIN MUSLIH AL-SHIRAZI (D. AH 710/1310-11 AD): TUHFAT AL-SHAHIYYA FI AL-HAY'A

IRAN OR EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, 14TH CENTURY

An early copy of The Gift to the Shah on Astronomy, on astronomy and planetary motions, Arabic manuscript on paper, 217ff., each with 21ll. of black naskh script, important words and titles picked out in red, with a number of very fine astronomical diagrams, first folio with later gold and blue rules framing the text, some marginal notes, later owners' notes and seal impressions, waterstaining, lacking binding

Folio 7 x 5¼in. (18 x 13.4cm.)

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