Islamic Arabic 1354 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)
First of two volumes
Sewing of the manuscript is broken with many gatherings loose from the binding. Some discolouration throughout, old water damage to edges resulting in woolly paper fraying at edges, but without significant damage to text.
45 lines per page
Written in fine Naskhī by Aḥmad Abū al-Yaman al-ʿAlamī احمد ابو اليمن العلمي ; red headings and borderlines; many comments in the margins. Fol. 1v: illuminated headpiece executed in gold, blue, red and purple.
Redish-brown leather binding with fore-edge flap, envelope flap and a central blind-stamped almond-shaped medallion (mandorla) on front and back cover. Doublures of the covers made of yellow paper.
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