Exhibits from the Near East Collection at Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library & Yale University Library
Exhibit "Islamic Book and Bookbinding"
(ca. 18th cent.)
Farhang-i Jahangiri. A Persian dictionary written by Husayn ibn Hasan Inju Shirazi (d. ca. 1626).
This large binding reflects European influence both in the shapes of the floral stamps and in the lack of a protective flap. The application of paint in place of a stamped border is a feature of later leather bindings, particularly for manuscripts produced for commercial sales rather than for wealthy patrons.
Beinecke; Persian ms. +15