The Houghton Shahnameh.
Cambridge, Mass. 1981
Two volumes, folio, pp.xviii, 293, ix, 545, 291 plates, 21 in colour, 284 illustrations. One of 750 copies printed of this superb facsimile.
A reproduction of the Shahnameh prepared for Shah Tahmash in the sixteenth century, considered the greatest of all Persian manuscripts. Although preserved in perfect condition until 1972 the manuscript has now been dispersed, with 78 of the miniatures in the Metropolitan Museum, others in Tehran, and the remainder scattered amongst private collections. This set is heavy and may incur additional shipping charges.