Ottoman Koran

Publication Date: 1850
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This is an Ottoman Qur¿an. Based on correspondence to the previous owner of this Qur'an, it was valued by Christie¿s Auctions in 1998 at $100 to $200. There is no title page or copyright page and there is no date. Old Capitol Books estimates the age of this Qur¿an to be is between 1850 and 1890. Ornate design on first two pages are identical to each other except for the text. Text is set in a circle and around the text is the very ornate gold gilt work typical of a Qur'an. Text throughout this Qur'an could be printed mechanically but all text framed with hand drawn black lines and heavy amounts of gold gilt. Interspersed with the text are gold circles. There are numerous illustrations in gilt throughout the book. The book is in Arabic. The attention to detail reflects true craftsmanship. It is beautiful and masterfully created. The cover is red leather wrapped boards with heavy gilt design typical of a Qur'an of that era. Based on review of other Qur'ans this specimen appears to be less ornate than those selling for thousands of dollars. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Ottoman Koran
Publication Date: 1850
Binding: Red Leather
Book Condition: Very Good

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