Lot 48 (Islamic & Indian Art, 22nd April 2020)
A MOROCCAN DALA'IL AL-KHAYRAT
Morocco, North Africa, 19th century
A renowned collection of prayers by Al-Jazuli in praise of the Prophet Muhammad, Arabic manuscript on paper, in maghribi script, 248ff., plus four fly-leaves, each folio with 9ll., mostly in black ink, the chapter headings and certain words in primary colours and occasionally gold, with stylised illuminated charts and graphs, catchwords, an illustration of the tombs of the first three Right Guided Caliphs in the first quarter, the text within blue and red rules, copious notes and commentaries at the beginning of the manuscript, in blind-tooled red-dyed calf binding with gilt highlights and cover flaps, held within a cotton lined leather satchel, the text panel 7cm x 6cm and the folio 11.5cm x 10.5cm.
A similar manuscript was sold in these Rooms, 26 October 2018, lot 37.
Sold for £525