Manuscript/Mixed Material [Essays on entertainment].

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[Essays on entertainment].
Illustrated erotic work.
Contributor Names
Muḥammad Ṣadr al-Dīn.
Created / Published
[18th century?]
Subject Headings
-  Erotic literature--Early works to 1800
-  Manuscripts, Persian--Washington (D.C.)
-  Manuscript.
-  Persian.
-  Title from paper label on spine.
-  Scribe not identified.
-  Written in Hyderabad, India.
-  Paper; beige, rather stiff, heavy paper; the script is in black and red and there are simple red and black framing lines around the texts; there is quite a bit of insect damage in the text pages at the end; the damage has been patched, but amateurly; the patches cover the script, which is still legible through the patches.
-  Nastaʻliq.
-  15 erotic illustrations with one apparently missing; all of the paintings seem to be done in rather heavy gouache, possible with watercolor; many paintings are brittle and some are missing entire sections, or they are cracked near the gutters.
-  [Collation]
-  Library of Congress. Persian manuscript, M108.
-  Binding: brilliant blue silk(?) moiré-pattered covers; a strip of mottled black/brown leather, decorated with a gold-patterned border, runs along the edges of the spine front and back covers; the corners are in black leather, also with gold patterned borders; the spine itself is burnished deep brown leather; the inside covers and end papers are pinkish-rose paper.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
133 leaves (? lines), paper : bound ; 22.3 x 12.7 cm
Call Number/Physical Location
HQ461 .M84 1700z
Digital Id
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Online Format
OCLC Number
Illustrated erotic work.
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Credit Line: Library of Congress, African and Middle East Division, Near East Section Persian Manuscript Collection

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