Islamic Manuscript, North Africa. Folio-format manuscript on paper in a maghribi script, approximately 350 leaves, in signatures of ten leaves, text written in a dark brown ink with red sections, written in a single column, thirty-one lines per page; in a contemporary goatskin binding, blindstamped on both boards, with the flap; the sewing structure failing, many leaves loose, binding very worn, boards made up of old manuscript waste, now delaminated and released from the binding; worming to binding, water staining to leaves, the acrid ink compromising the structural integrity of the paper in some sections, marginal notations throughout; because of the condition of the sewing and binding, very likely incomplete, 11 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.
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