Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures | 06 December 2017

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A Large Kashmiri Qur'an , in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper...

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Est: £1800–2200

A Large Kashmiri Qur'an , in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper [Northern India (probably Kashmir), mid-eighteenth century]

401 leaves (plus two later endpapers to front and back), original text lacking first 2 leaves and final 10 leaves, later manuscript facsimile supplied in contemporary style making volume textually complete, single column, 13 lines of black naskh (written space 210 by 105), surah headings and diacritics in red, catch-words, opening 2 leaves with polychrome illumination, a further 8 leaves with illuminated borders, most of the decoration added later in same style as opening bifolia, some dampstaining to upper and lower edges, particularly affecting final 30 leaves, a few repairs, minor worming rarely affecting text, 270 by 160mm.; housed in modern red morocco over boards, corner-pieces and central medallions with flourishes stamped in blind, excellent condition

Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures

Wednesday 06 December 2017, 2.00pm

Bloomsbury London
Bloomsbury House
24 Maddox Street
London
W1S 1PP

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