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104 objects
F1930.72

Folio from an Automata by al-Jazari (d.1206); recto: illustration: Container for dispensing wine; verso: text

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Detached folio from the Kitab fi ma’arifat al-hiyal al-handasiya (The book of knowledge of ingenious mechanical devices, known as the “Automata”) by al-Jazari; text: Arabic in black naskhi script; recto: illustration and text, Container for dispensing wine, 8 lines; verso: text, A container constructed to dispense a combination of four different wines, one column, 21 …

F1930.47

Bookbinding

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Dark brown leather on pasteboard; stained, otherwise damaged, and with a few worm holes. Lining, of lighter brown leather, worm-eaten. Decoration: in blind and gold tooling.

F1930.46

Bookbinding

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Dark brown leather on pasteboard, lined with chestnut-brown leather. Stained. Decoration in blind and gold tooling.

F1929.22

Bookbinding

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Dark brown leather on pasteboard, lined with light brown leather, which is worm-eaten in places. Decoration in blind and gold toolling. The lining has an all-over embossed design.