London, South Kensington
18 April 2016
SEVEN QUR'AN SECTIONS AND RELIGIOUS MANUALS
OTTOMAN TURKEY AND QAJAR IRAN, 18TH-19TH CENTUIRY
Comprising a short treatise by Al-Tirmidhi (d. 892 AD), each folio with 15ll. of black naskh script, with illuminated headpiece, colophon dated AH 1146/1734-35 AD, in black morocco binding; a short Ottoman religious treatise, Mir'at al-'Aqa'id, each folio with 19ll. of black cursive, colophon dated AH 1206/1792-93 AD, in paper-covered binding; another Ottoman religious treatise, each folio with 17ll. of black cursive script, colophon dated AH 1261/1845-46 AD, in original Ottoman binding with tughra and crescent; a Qajar copy of sura al-mu'minun, each folio with 11ll. of bold naskh script, in original plain morocco binding; another fragmentary Qajar Qur'an section, each folio with 10ll. of black naskh script, in original black morocco binding; a large Qajar fragmentary Qur'an section, each folio with 12ll. of black naskh script, in original green morocco binding; another Qajar Qur'an section, each folio with 9ll. of black naskh script, in original black stamped morocco binding;
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