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Arabic Manuscript, Shia Prayerbook.

Auction:
3040B
Lot:
148
Sold for:
$1,107$900

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3040B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Arabic Manuscript, Shia Prayerbook. 1159 AH [1746 CE]. Small format Arabic manuscript in a minute naskh script, in black ink, 78 leaves, 20 lines per page, title page with decorative gilt cartouche and gilt border decoration, each leaf of text inscribed over a field of sprinkled gold, headings lettered in red ruled in gold throughout; bound in gold-tooled black shagreen over boards, red morocco doublures, 5 x 3 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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Keywords

Arabic, Culture, Languages of Africa, Languages of Asia, Manuscript, Naskh, Textual scholarship

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