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Astronomical manuscript in Arabic.
8vo (115 x 160 mm). 16 pp. on 9 ff. Includes 8 coloured discs (one with 2 moving parts). All pages within gilt and ruled borders. Modern brown cloth with marbled covers.
A prettily drawn set of tables and constellation dials, one of which marks the 'qibla', or the direction towards the Kaaba in the Sacred Mosque in Mecca (pictured at the centre of the disc).
Acquired from a private collection in Germany, before in collection of the Swiss industrialist Herry W. Schaefer. A few insignificant edge flaws, otherwise fine.