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Final Juz of the Koran (Juz amma)
NP circa 1800, [Persia] - Quarto. [18] leaves. Original gilt-, green-, and red-stamped black morocco re-backed and embossed, with hand-colored floral motifs on covers. The splendid binding is a typical example of the early period of the Kajar (Qajar) dynasty (1795-1925). Leaves made of vellum paper. Opening prayer in Arabic and Persian, with a striking illuminated carpet motif. This spectacular manuscript contains the final juz of the Koran. The Koran as a whole is divided into thirty parts of roughly equal lengths so as to help the obedient Muslim who wishes to recite the entire Koran during the thirty days of Ramadan. Each of these parts is called a juz. Juz amma is the thirtieth (or last) juz of the Koran and contains its shortest suras (suras 78-114). The beautiful calligraphy is framed with blue, red and gilt on each page, with exuberant gilt floral illustrations in margins. The headings are adorned with ornamental designs with red and black calligraphy. Text in Nashki script. Binding moderately rubbed. Some smudging at lower margin of the one before last leaf, with minor loss to calligraphy on last line. Sporadic and minor creasing and offsetting along paper margin. Binding and interior in overall good+ to very good condition. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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