Dated. 1239 hijrah.
This book covers the story of joseph and zaleikah
written in nastali'q on 163 leaves of thin,native
glazed paper, each measuring 7 1/4 by 4 1/4
inches, with text in double columns on 13 lines.
Included are 16 full page miniatures, with Nastal,iq
script above and below. 12mo, full oriental skiver
with Byzantine cartouches stamped in blind on
covers; plain leather doublures; some wormholes
and a few other minor defects. In a full levant
morocco solander case.
The miniatures include a heavenly scene depicting
peris in a starry sky; Muhammed and Ali surrounded
by ten priests and counsellors; the rescue of Bizhad
by Rustam; Majnun in the desert with his animal
friends; Bahram Gur visiting his princesses; Joseph
and Zulaika; and Jamshid and a peri.