31 March 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,625
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 4,000
AN OTTOMAN KIRK AMBAR
SIGNED 'ASHAQ 'AMAR, TURKEY, DATED AH 1232/1816 AD
An anthology including works on astrology, astronomy, ramil, health, magic and medicine, manuscript on paper, 194ff., with 17ll. of black naskh, some words highlighted in red, numerous illustrations of the zodiac and other stars and constellations, numerous diagrams and tables, the text within red rules, often within gold frame, copious marginal notes, in brown morocco with gilt medallions, some staining and old repairs
Text panel 5½ x 3¼in. (13.9 x 7.9cm.); folio 6¾ x 4½in. (17.1 x 11.4cm.)
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A Kirk Ambar is Turkish for 'Forty Storages' and is used in terms of manuscripts for those that gather texts on various subjects.
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