8 April 2008,
Price realised GBP 42,500
GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
QUR'AN JUZ' XVIII IN ORIGINAL BINDING
MAMLUK EGYPT OR SYRIA, 14TH CENTURY
Comprising the 18th juz', Arabic manuscript on buff paper, 46ff. plus 2 fly-leaves, each folio with 5ll. of black muhaqqaq, gold and polychrome rosette verse markers, gold and polychrome medallion khams and 'ashr markers, with two gold and polychrome geometric carpet pages at the beginning of the manuscript followed by a bifolio with 2ll. of text within an illuminated panel issuing marginal medallions, some waterstaining mainly affecting the margins, small areas of repair, in original brown morocco with flap and stamped central medallion and borders, the doublures stamped with intricate arabesques
Folio 10 x 6½in. (25.5 x 17.7cm.)
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