The Pilgrimage Journal of Nasser al-Din Shah, Illustrated

Nasir al-Din Shah / Ali Naqi Hakim al-Mamalik. Ruz-namah.

[Tehran, Sayyid Agha Mir Baqir], (1869/70 CE =) 1286 H.

Large 8vo (177 x 263 mm). 3-485 pp. With 11 mostly photographic plates (2 folding, a few tinted in watercolours). Lithographed Persian throughout, text in Nasta’liq script, 14 lines to the page, written by Ali Asghar and dated 1283 H (1866 CE). Contemporary full calf binding with handwritten paper spine label in Persian.


Rare travel report of the pilgrimage to the Imam Reza Shrine in Mashad (Khorasan), undertaken by Shah Nasir al-Din in 1866. Lithographed in Persian throughout.

Binding rubbed; spine reinforced at the head. Wants first leaf; some soiling and brownstaining (more pronounced near the beginning) with a few edge and corner repairs. Traces of old block-stitching. Margins show a few contemporary annotations, a few old waqf stamps and Russian blindstamps "Vysochajshe u Kompanija Uglichskoj fabriki" (ca. 1890) from the head office of the paper factory of the town of Uglich, north of Moscow.

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