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OTTOMAN LITHOGRAPHED RELIGIOUS TEXT: شرح ورد الستار

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8°, [2 pp.] blank, 8 pp. letterpress, 207 pp. lithographed text with gold and colour decoration to the first three pages, [4 pp.] blank, contemporary brown Morocco with gold tooling, contemporary embossed purple endpapers, gilt edges (bookseller’s stamp on the first lithographed page, inside in a good, clean condition, binding slightly scuffed on the corners, spine with small loss of material, endpapers with recent repairs with a tape in the hinges).

 

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شروانى يحياى (Celaleddin Yahya eş-Şirvani also Şeyh Yahya el-Şirvanî, died 870 AH / 1466 AD), Author; Haririzade Mehmet Kemaleddinn also Harirîzâde Mehmed Kemâleddin or Harirîzâde Kemaleddin, 1850-1882 AD), Author of the Commentary.

 

This is the first and only printed edition a Sufi mystical work Sharḥ Wird (Şerh-i Virdi) with commentaries by an Ottoman scholar Harirîzâde Kemaleddin, who died young, before reaching his potential in religious writings.

The book combines an introduction and index printed in letterpress and the main text, which was multiplied in lithography – the technique, that could mimic a handwriting and a composition of a traditional Islamic text. Our example has been uniquely decorated with splendid ornaments in gold and colour to the first pages, making an

We could trace four or five institutional examples on Worldcat: The British Library (two entries – same example?), University of Oxford, Koc University Library, Princeton University Library. It is unclear, if the text pages of these institutional examples are decorated with gold and colour details.

The examples of the title, that we could trace on the market, were not uniquely ornated.

References: OCLC 223160334, 1065327868, 777101920.

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