Lot 435
Antique Illuminated Manuscript Koran
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Circa 16th century, over 500 pages, folio (15 x 9.5 in.), tooled leather covers with applied gilt in recessed borders and central medallion, each leaf is covered with meticulous calligraphy enhanced by liberal gilt highlighting.

The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Penn, Reidsville, NC

The front cover is loose; the back cover is completely separated from the spine; three leaves at the book's beginning are separated from the spine and show considerable loss along the inside edge; the binding remains sound for the remainder of the book; overall age toning. In good condition given the book's antiquity, and a prime candidate for professional restoration. Additional images and condition report can be accessed at the following web address:

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