7 October 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 11,250
Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
COPIED BY HAFIZ MUHAMMAD WAHABI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED AH 1290-1/1873-4 AD
Arabic manuscript on paper, 291ff. plus 5 fly-leaves, each folio with 15ll. of neat black naskh between gold ruled margins, catchwords, gold roundel verse markers, sura headings in white on gold panels with floral illumination, an array of gold and polychrome illuminated devices in the margins, opening bifolio with fine gold and polychrome illumination, colophon written in roundel on gold ground surrounded by polychrome floral bouquets, contemporary brown morocco binding and slipcase with gold tooled and stamped decoration
Folio 7¾ x 5 1/8in. (19.5 x 12.8cm.); text panel 4 5/8 x 2½in. (11.9 x 6.5cm.)
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Anon. sale, Sotheby's 19 October 1994, Lot 71.