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[Prayers and Qur'ānic verses].
1 leaf (70 lines) ; 28 cm.
Prayers and devotions
Early works to 1800
Edwards, Christopher, 1956-
An example of early Arabic block printing. The text is divided into five sections: a decorative formulaic heading and four blocks of text. The first two blocks are Koranic; the last two are prayers and invocations.
Block printed text in Kufic script. 27.1 x 6.5 cm. No vocalization; text unpointed. Right hand margin eroded in places; some text lost.
Paper is unglazed handmade stock. Backed with paper as a preservation measure.
Note on back of shelf-list card: See R. R. Bulliet, "Medieval Arabic Tarsh: A Forgotten Chapter in the History of Printing," Journal of the American Oriental Society 107 (1987), 427-438.
WHS fragment acquired at auction (Sotheby's, London, Oriental Manuscripts, 22 October 1993, lot no. 25) by William H. Scheide through Christopher Edwards.
Karl R. Schaefer, “The Scheide Tarsh,” Princeton University Library Chronicle 56, no. 3 (spring 1995): 400–419.
Lā ilāha illā Allāh.
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