London, South Kensington
12 - 13 October 2006
AN OTTOMAN PRAYER BOOK, TURKEY, AH 1210/1795-6 AD
Manuscript on buff paper, 156ff. with 11ll. of neat black naskh, gold rosettes between phrases, four illuminated headings, signed Isma'il al-Zuhdi known as Hafiz al Qur'an, and dated 1210, brown morocco binding with flap, gold flower sprays, marbled paper covered doublures -- Folio 15 x 10cm.
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