7 October 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 4,750
A MAMLUK QUR'AN JUZ'
EGYPT OR SYRIA, 14TH/15TH CENTURY
Comprising the 2nd juz', Arabic manuscript on buff paper, 31ff. plus 4 fly-leaves, each folio with 5ll. of black muhaqqaq, gold and polychrome rosette verse markers, gold and polychrome marginal medallion khams and 'ashr markers, opening bifolio with gold and polychrome illumination issuing medallions into the margin and framing 2ll. of text, some retouching probable, some staining and repair to the lower margins, in original brown morocco with stamped central medallion and borders, the doublures stamped with intricate arabesques
Folio 11¾ x 8 1/8in. (30 x 20.5cm.)
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