18 April 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,875
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
MUHAMMAD BIN SULAYMAN AL-JAZULI (D. 1465 AD): DALA’IL AL-KHAYRAT
MOROCCO, 19TH CENTURY
A renowned prayer book in praises of the Prophet Muhammad followed by al-Busiri's Qasidat al-Burda, Arabic manuscript on paper, 123ff. plus four fly-leaves, each folio with 11ll. of black maghribi script, the name of Allah picked out in yellow, the name of Muhammad, important words and phrases picked out in red or blue, text within blue and red rules, with original illustrations of the Holy Shrines of Medina, with illuminated frontispiece and colophons, in original gilt red morocco binding with flap
Text panel 3 1/8 x 2 ¼in. (7.9 x 5.8cm.); folio 4 ½ x 3 ¾in. (11.6 x 9.6cm.)
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