26 October 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 525
GBP 400 - GBP 600
BOOK OF SHI'I PRAYERS, QAJAR IRAN, JUMADA I AH 1290 (JUNE-JULY 1873 AD)
Arabic and Persian manuscript on paper, 20ff. with 12ll. of black naskh, opening folio with illuminated heading, each prayer with title in gold riqa' on illuminated panel, final folio with colophon signed by the scribe Ghulam 'Ali ibn Muhammad Ibrahim known as Sagher and dated Jumada I 1290, red morocco binding with blue borders- folio 6 7/8 x 4½in. (17.5 x 10.7cm.)
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