Martin, F[redrik] R[obert]. Miniatures From the Period of Timur in a Ms. of the Poems of Sultan Ahmad Jalair.

Vienna, (Adolf Holzhausen), 1926.

Folio (294 x 394 mm). (8), 29, (3) pp. With XVI plates. Contemporary half vellum over papered boards with floral design heightened in gold; title-label to spine.


One of 300 copies. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to the Viennese printer Adolf Holzhausen on the half-title.

Lavishly appointed collection of miniatures from a Persian illuminated manuscript from the early 15th century comprising the collected works of Sultan Ahmad Jalayir (1382-1410). With a description of the manuscript by the British orientalist and historian of Islamic art, Sir Thomas Walker Arnold (1864-1930), crediting Jalayir with "a not inconsiderable skill in the use of the verse forms commonly found in Persian poetry" (p. 6). The present work features reproductions of some of the most splendid folios of the Persian manuscript and its giltstamped leather binding, as well as a few miniatures originating from similar manuscripts.

Extremities very slightly rubbed; spine-label somewhat worn. Interior in excellent condition. Bound with Florentine silk.


OCLC 3499905.

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