31 March 2009
SIGNED AHMAD, CONSTANTINOPLE, DATED BEGINNING OF DHU'L HIJJA AH 1123/JANUARY 1712 AD
Arabic manuscript on paper, 392ff. plus 3 fly-leaves, each folio with 13ll. of black naskh within gold and polychrome borders, catchwords, gold and polychrome roundel verse markers, sura headings in white within panels of gold and polychrome floral and geometric illumination, the margins with hizb, sajda, juz' and nisf markers either in gold naskh or in white naskh within floral medallions, the opening bifolio with gold and polychrome floral illumination framing 7ll. of text, very light staining in the margins, in brown morocco with flap, the doublures red with gold floral lattice
Text panel 4¾ x 2 7/8in. (12.4 x 7.3cm.); folio 6 7/8 x 4 5/8in. (17.5 x 11.7cm.)
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