25 April 1997,
Price realised GBP 1,955
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
'Abd al-Hadhi al-Sudi (d.AH 932/1525-6 AD): Book of prayers in the Qadirite Sufi tradition
China, circa 17th century
Prayers, Arabic manuscript with some notes and headings in Persian and Turkish, 56ff. each with 7ll. of black sini, some words and headings in red, within red rules, light staining and worm holes, opening and closing bifolios with gold and polychrome illumination, in original brown stamped morocco binding with flap with embossed decoration
Folio 11½ x 7¾in. (28.5 x 19.5cm.); text 7 x 4½in. (18 x 11.5cm.)
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