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Exotic Books, Six Examples.

Auction:
3176B
Lot:
129
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3176B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2018 11:00AM

Description:

Exotic Books, Six Examples. Including: two Ethiopic manuscripts on parchment, one large quarto format in wooden boards and blind-stamped leather; the other small 12mo format in wooden boards covered in cloth; an Arabic manuscript on paper in a leather binding with flap, quarto; illuminated parchment Ethiopic scroll, 4 in. x 9 ft.; another illuminated parchment Ethiopic scroll in a blind-tooled goatskin case, 3 1/2 x 7 ft.; and a palm-leaf manuscript approximately twenty-three leaves, 17 x 2 in. (6)
Estimate $1,000-1,500


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Keywords

Book, Book arts, Book design, Books, Goatskin, Leather goods, Manuscript, Parchment, Publishing, Textual criticism, Textual scholarship, Visual arts

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