Levni And The Surname


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Levni And The Surname. The Story Of An Eighteenth-Century Ottoman Festival: ATIL, Esin

Kocbank, Istanbul, 1999.

This lavish production ‘depicts the last truly magnificent imperial festival. It celebrates the circumcision festivities of Sultan Ahmed III’s four sons that lasted fifteen days and nights’. It is a study of one of the great manuscript illustrators (Levni) by ‘one of the most distinguished historians of Islamic and Turkish art’ (Atil).

The book itself is in as-new condition, protected by its slipcase (which is also in very good condition apart from bumping to the bottom right corner).