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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"

Lacquered binding
(17th cent.)

Divan-i Hafiz. A Collection of poems by the famous Iranian poet Hafiz (14th cent.).
Nasta`liq script.

This item reflects the decorative styles that developed with the introduction of lacquered bindings.

Beinecke; Persian ms. 214