Pretty Persian alchemical treatise

[Alchemy - Persia]. Alchemical manuscript.

[Persia, ca. 1800 CE].

8vo (125 x 208 mm). Persian manuscript on polished laid paper. (103) leaves. 11 lines, fluent Naskh in black and occasional red ink. With several small ink drawings and numerous glosses in the margins. Contemporary leather binding with blindstamped, recessed oriental ornaments to both covers; blind-tooled and ruled borders (spine and edges repaired).


A pretty alchemical treatise of Persian origin, illlustrated in the margins with numerous small diagrams.

Extremeties of binding somewhat rubbed and bumped; restored by an early ower using the original material. Light browning throughout with occasional traces of dampstains. Endpapers show numerous handwritten annotations; final leaf dated and stamped Khoja Umar ibn (?), 1282 H (= 1865/66 CE). In all a clean and well-legible manuscript.

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