Arabic Manuscript, Shia Prayerbook. 1159 AH [1746 CE]. Small format Arabic manuscript in a minute naskh script, in black ink, 78 leaves, 20 lines per page, title page with decorative gilt cartouche and gilt border decoration, each leaf of text inscribed over a field of sprinkled gold, headings lettered in red ruled in gold throughout; bound in gold-tooled black shagreen over boards, red morocco doublures, 5 x 3 in.
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