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Near East Collection: Islamic Book and Bookbinding

Exhibits from the Near East Collection at Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library & Yale University Library

Exhibit "Islamic Book and Bookbinding"

Stamped and gilt binding
(1749 A.D. / 1162 A.H.)

Khusru va Shirin. A work by the famous Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi (d. 1202 or 1203).
Ornate Persian Nasta`liq script.

The quality of workmanship indicates that this manuscript (copied in Kashmir in 1749) was commissioned by a patron.

Beinecke; Persian ms. 14