18 April 2016,
London, South Kensington
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A PRAYER BOOK: AN'AM SHARIF
SIGNED AL-SAYYID 'UTHMAN EFENDI A STUDENT OF HUSAYN EFENDI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 1227/1812 AD
Prayers, Arabic manuscript on paper, 83ff. as numbered plus four fly-leaves, each folio with 9ll. of black naskh script, with gold and polychrome rosette markers, text within gold and polychrome frame, with catchwords, opening bifolio with finely illuminated headpiece in gold and polychrome, decorated with a number of hilyehs, diagrams and illustrations of Mecca and Medina, including a diagram of the Prophet's footprint, paginated in pen, colophon signed, dated and illuminated, in probably original gilt and stamped morocco binding with flap
Text panel 8.4 x 4.4cm.; folio 14.6 x 9.5cm.
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