SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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Published
Lower Levant or Egypt ca 1800
Plates
Numerous
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
Lower Levant or Egypt ca 1800
Ref
1603

A single volume, decorated manuscript in Bohairic Coptic, illustrations in the text, probably added later. 80 leaves plus a contemporary free endpaper at thr front, single column, 10 lines sepia Coptic with accents and some sections in red. Crude illustrations throughout, some full page, stained and rubbed, slightly damaged. All housed in modern full dark brown morocco. A provincial Coptic Christian prayer book, copied on a mixed paper stock, and apparently undated, but possibly arounf the turn of the nineteenth century, for use by the Coptic Christian community in Egypt. Coptic manuscripts from this region are often copied in this stylistically simplistic manner with illustrations often appearing crude and provincial in nature.

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