- Th $20 marbled Continental Currency notes were all sold last year, but
and then also check out lot 1701, a counterfeit detector note.
then this has also come up for sale at Sotheby's
Arts of the Islamic World April 6th 2006
QUR'AN, ILLUMINATED ARABIC MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER WITH LACQUER BINDING
SIGNED BY AHMAD AL-NAYRIZI, SAFAVID, PERSIA, LATE 17TH CENTURY, BINDING
DATED A.H. 1123/A.D. 1711
306 leaves, approximately 15 lines per page written in neat naskhi
script in black ink on polished paper, verses marked by gold roundels,
sura headings in thuluth script in gold, margins ruled in colours and
gold, textual divisions and sajdas marked in margins with the words
juz', hizb and sajda in gold, fully illuminated double-page
frontispiece, closing prayer signed Ahmad, stamped twice with an
official Qajar library stamp with the date A.H. 1326/A.D. 1908 and once
with a stamp allowing export with the date A.D. 1326/A.D. 1947, fine
calligraphic lacquer binding, signed Ahmad al-Nayrizi and dated A.H.
1123, lacquered doublures of finely marbled paper.
unfortunately no marbling! but very fine work and a very early signed
lacquer binding at that!
Benson's Hand Bindery
Fine Custom Bookbinding, Conservation, & Hand Marbled Papers
Jake Benson, Proprietor
1027 Brookwood Circle
West Columbia, SC 29169
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