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A King's book of kings. The Shah-nameh of Shah Tahmasp.


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ISBN 10: 0870990284 / ISBN 13: 9780870990281
Published by Metropolitan Museum of Art/ New York Graphic Society, [1972]., New York:, 1972
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Folio. 199, [1] pp. Title in red & blk. Over 100 colour plates, and blk & wht illusts. Blue embssd boards, w/ colour-illust. open-backd slipcase (mnr shlfwr), NF/VG copy. First edition of this wonderfully rendered book illustrating the Hought Shah-nameh, one of the jewels of Persian art, and believed to be a more complete set of colourful, carefully executed miniatures by court artists than any other Islamic manuscript. Bookseller Inventory # 44806

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Title: A King's book of kings. The Shah-nameh of ...

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art/ New York Graphic Society, [1972]., New York:

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Reproduces pages from a sixteenth-century Islamic manuscript which details early Iranian history and contains miniatures by leading Safavid painters

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