Abu Bakr Muhammad bin Zakarriyah al-Razi, Kitab Sir al-asrar, The Secret of Secrets, a treatise on alchemy North Africa, probably Morocco, 18th Century
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Abu Bakr Muhammad bin Zakarriyah al-Razi, Kitab Sir al-asrar, The Secret of Secrets, a treatise on alchemy North Africa, probably Morocco, 18th Century
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Abu Bakr Muhammad bin Zakarriyah al-Razi, Kitab Sir al-asrar, The Secret of Secrets, a treatise on alchemy
North Africa, probably Morocco, 18th Century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 66 leaves, 19 lines to the page written in elegant maghribi script in black ink with headings and significant words picked out in cherry-red (cerise) or written in bolder script, catchwords and occasional commentaries written at a later date in wide outer margins, waterstaining, some repairs affecting parts of some words, edges frayed, area intended for a decorative headpiece left blank, last page with an Arabic inscription written at a later date, brown morocco with covers decorated with blind-tooled central medallions incorporating geometric motifs
214 x 169 mm.
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