A Catalogue: The 1836 Tazkirat al-Umara of Colonel James Skinner. 2 Volumes.
London: Bernard Quaritch, 2014. 2 vol., 4to., iv, 25 pages with color illustrations; 39 full-page colour plates.In a stiff paper folding portfolio, volumes bound in stiff dark-blue paper wrappers, title printed in dark red. Small tear to portfolio, otherwise like new. A catalogue of the latest dated copy of the six luxurious volumes Skinner commissioned in the 1830s. with text in Persian, an imitation of earlier models of imperial commissions, with golden bindings, lavish programs of illustrations, well-executed calligraphy, and elaborate textual schemes.
(Item Id: 107112)