Description: Arabic manuscript on polished paper, 8 leaves plus 4 flyleaves, remargined, each page with a large upper and lower line of bold thuluth script, some in gold, others in black ink, a text roundel in the centre of each page outlined in gold, with 6 to 10 lines of neat naskh script in black ink, verses marked by small gold dots and florets, 4 with the title of the day of the week within the text in larger gold thuluth script, 5 with an outer ring of extremely small and precise naskh script in black ink, opening leaf with title in gold within a gold-edged roundel, inner floral borders of varying colours, margins ruled in gold and blue, brown morocco binding with ovoid central cartouche with tooled hatching and rope-work border, with flap
Dimensions: 26 by 18.2cm.
Condition Report: In reasonably good overall condition, binding worn with some repairs, regular water-stained mark to each page, remargined, probably in the 19th century, minor creasing and small paper repairs, text bold, as viewed.
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