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Islamic and Indian Manuscripts and Paintings in the Pierpont Morgan Library

Schmitz, Barbara; Pal, Pratapaditya; Thackston, W. M.; Voelkle, William M.

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ISBN 10: 0875981186 / ISBN 13: 9780875981185
Published by Pierpont Morgan Library, New York; (1997), 1998
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Thick Quarto. ). 513p. Illustrations many in color. For the first time since Pierpont Morgan purchased his first richly illuminated manuscript in 1899--an Indian Ragamal--this part of the collection is now cataloged. Included are the late thirteenth-century Marafi-i- hayavan of Ibn Bakhtishu, regarded by Richard Ettinhausen as one of the ten greatest Persian manuscripts and several albums with fifty-seven miniatures that once belong to Sir Charles Hercules Read. Bound in black cloth, spine lettering gilt. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket in a mylar protective cover. Bookseller Inventory # 018552

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Title: Islamic and Indian Manuscripts and Paintings...

Publisher: Pierpont Morgan Library, New York; (1997)

Publication Date: 1998

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Among the treasures of the Piermont Morgan Library there is a choice collection of Islamic and Indian material, including illustrated manuscripts, single miniatures, albums of paintings and calligraphies and bookbinding. Six sections cover Persian, Turkish, Arabic, Provincial Mughal and Indian arts, and albums.

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