31 March 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,875
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 2,500
NORTH INDIA, LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
Arabic manuscript on paper, 228ff. plus 2 fly-leaves, each folio with 15ll. of black naskh, text in clouds bands reserved on gold ground within gold frame with blue rules, gold circular verse markers outlined in black, sura headings in red in cloud-bands reserved against gold ground within a blue-ruled frame, marginal marks in red ink, opening bifolio with gold and polychrome floral illumination, some waterstaining and old repairs, in later brown morocco
Text panel 6 7/8 x 4¾in. (17.5 x 11.8cm.); folio 9 3/8 x 6 7/8in. (23.8 x 17.5cm.)
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