- Walters Ms. W.619, Two works of Sa`di: the Rose garden (Gulistan) and the Orchard (Bustan)
- Saʿdī, Musharrif al-Dīn ibn Muṣliḥ Saʿdī Shīrāzī, مشرف الدين بن مصلح سعدي شيرازي, No author name given., and Muḥammad Riz̤ā al-Tabrīzī
- Persian and Arabic
- This illuminated manuscript contains two works by Sa‘dī (d. 691 AH / 1292 CE): the Gulistān (Rose garden) and the Būstān (Orchard). It was copied in 980 AH / 1572 CE by Muḥammad Riz̤ā al-Tabrīzī in Iran. The text of the Gulistān appears in the main area, while that of the Būstān is inscribed obliquely around the main text area on three sides. Both texts are written in black and gold nasta‘līq script. The margins are multi-colored, gold-sprinkled tinted or marbled paper. The original leather binding dates to the tenth century AH / sixteenth CE and has dentelle-style decorated boards and doublures with gold filigree work over a multi-colored ground of blue, green, red, and black.
For full description, see http://www.thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W619/description.html
- Walters Art Museum