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Illuminated Ottoman Prayerbook,

containing various Du'a and the names of Allah, with some in the form of hilya within the text.

Stock Code
Ottoman Turkey, 1820

A charming prayerbook containing excerpts from the Qur'an, du'a (prayers) and hilya, presented in an attractive portable pocket-sized format. The patron of this volume would likely have requested the copying of their favourite excerpts from the Qur'an alongside specifically selected prayers for personal use.

The volume contains the following Qur'anic excerpts and Du'a, including Surah Ya-Sin (36 1-36 83, complete); Surah al-Fath (48 1-48 29, complete); Surah An-Naba (78 1-78 40, complete); 'Surah Al-Kursi' being Ayatul Kursi from Surah Al-Baqarah (2 255); Surah Al-Baqarah (2 285-2 286); Surah Ad-Duhaa (93 1-93 11, complete); Surah Ash-Sharh (94 1-94 8, complete); Surah At-Tin (95 1-95 8, complete); Surah Al-Asr (103 1-103 3, complete); Surah Al-Kawthar (108 1-108 3, complete); Surah Al-Kafirun (109 1-109 6, complete); Surah An-Nasr (110 1-110 3, complete); Surah Al-Ikhlas (112 1-112 4, complete); Surah Al-Falaq (113 1-113 5, complete); Surah An-Nas (114 1-114 6, complete); Surah Al-Fatihah (1

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Single volume, illuminated manuscript on 18th-century Western (ý) ruled paper, in Arabic, 236 leaves, collation: i12, ii-xii10, xiii8, xiv6, complete, 98 by 70 mm; single column, 7 lines black naskh with some headings in white (against gold banners), opening two sections copied within circular devices set within elaborate borders with decorations extending into the margins, illuminated polychrome head-piece and 9 hilya and full-page diagrams in the text, verses thoughout marked with gilt roundels, all edges stained pink, a few small smudges of areas of thumbing, overall bright and attractive condition; housed in contemporary leather over paste-boards with flap, traced of gold hand-painting to flap, rebacked, leather to lower board torn with partial loss.


Stock ID:104172

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