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Author
[KORAN]
Title
Koran.
Published
c. 1850
Description
Koran [c.1850] Thick folio. (33 x 23 cm.) Printed in black and red. Red boards, and spine, all edged in green, richly embossed with metallic decorations. 3 decorative illustrated pages at each end of the work, together with 2 pages of text with decorative borders. Written on bark leaves in Asia. In good condition.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Text on a circular gilt background, surrounded by attractive, circular floral ornamentation, this in turn is bordered by more floral ornamentation, on a red background.
2-3. Text with decorative floral, gilt edged borders, on a red background.
4-5. Text with decorative, brightly coloured borders.
6-7. Text with intertwined, decorative floral, gilt edged borders, on a red background.
8. Text on a circular gilt background, surrounded by attractive, circular floral ornamentation, this in turn is bordered by more floral ornamentation, on a red background.

Hand coloured plates
8
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Category
Far East, Islam, Manuscript
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1189