12 October 2000,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 705
GBP 500 - GBP 700
Provincial Ottoman, second half 19th century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 9ll. of black naskh, gold roundels between verses, double red ruled margin, divisions of text marginally with gold and coloured medallions and in black naskh, occasional marginal notes, sura headings in black-outlined gold in cartouches in coloured panels, opening bifolio illuminated in blue, green, red and blue, brown leather binding with maroon stamped medallion, pendants and spandrels, printed floral cloth backing spine of flap, (some spotting, smudging and light wear, folios thumbed, binding scuffed and worn) - 44 x 32.5cm.
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The paper is wove, embossed, with a rectangular stamp inscribed 'No.4'.
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