London, South Kensington
29 April 2005
AN OTTOMAN PRAYER BOOK, TURKEY, 18TH CENTURY
Arabic manuscript on paper, selected chapters from the Qur'an, 119ff. with 9ll. of black naskh and nasta'liq between gold roundels, opening and another folio with heading in gold and colours, some illuminated panels, the later folios with prayers and tables incorporating physical discriptions of the Prophet and the Caliphs, gilt and tooled brown morroco binding with flap, marbled paper doublures -- Folio 6 x 4in. (15 x 10.2cm.)
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