18 April 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 8,750
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
KITAB FAL JA'FAR SADIQ
OTTOMAN OR PERSIAN PROVINCES, 19TH CENTURY
A manual on astronomy, Turkish manuscript on paper, 30ff. plus four fly-leaves, each with circular charts or tables drawn in red, black, yellow and green, lines of text in naskh and nasta'liq scripts, headings in larger thuluth script, opening folio with illuminated roundel containing a five-pointed star and flowerheads, following two and final folio modern replacements, black morocco binding, printed paper covered doublures
Text 10 x 6 ½in. (26.8 x 16.5cm.); folio 11 ¾ x 7 ¾in. (30 x 20cm.)
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