Lot 255 of 515:
Illuminated printed Quran  

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$4,000 - $6,000

Printed Quran in Arabic, with hand-painted illuminations in gold and colors




Early 20th century


222 leaves. With hand-illuminated sura headings in gilt and colors; gold dots separate the verses; gold rules around the main bodies of text; double-page title elaborately hand-illuminated. There are printed interlinear marginal notes. (folio) 34.7x22.3 cm (13¾x8¾"), period leather.

A large and attractive printed Quran (or Koran) from the early 20th century, thought to be of Persian origin, but possibly Turkish or present region of Pakistan. The Quran has been restored, with binding strengthened, paper repairs to a number of corners and margins affecting some text; later endpapers..

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Some rubbing to binding; minor soiling within; overall very good.

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