23 October 2007
THE THIRD CHAPTER OF KITAB AL-MURSHID FI KAHAL WA ADAYIT AL-AYN
IRAN, DATED MUHARRAM AH 602/AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 1206 AD
On eye medicine, Arabic manuscript on buff paper, 25ff. plus 2 fly-leaves, each with 19ll. of sepia naskh, titles in larger red naskh, small roundels throughout the text marking the end of sections, later illegible marginal notes, areas of damp staining and occasional repairs, colophon dated Muharram 603, later brown morocco binding with gold central medallion composed of seven circles and radiating outwards
Text approx. 7¼ x 5in. (18.4 x 12.7cm.); folio 9¾ x 6¾in. (24.8 x 17.3cm.)
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