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Iran, signed Muhammad Ghassem Muhammad Rahim and dated 1178 AH (1764)
Arabic manuscript on paper, 146ff. plus eight fly leaves, each folio with 9ll. of Arabic prayers in black ink naskh script on gold-sprinkled lines, with Persian interlinear translations in red ink nasta’liq script, the opening bifolio with gold and polychrome illumination and scrolling vegetal motifs in the margins, the rest with gold-stamped decorations on each corner, within black and gold rules, chapter headings in blue, elegant marginal notes, ownership notes by Amir Nur Mohammad Khan dated 1268 AH, marbled end papers, gilt paper edges, in Western-style gilt-tooled red morocco binding, the text panel 15.5cm x 7.4cm, the folio 21.5cm x 12cm.
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