Ibn Qutaybah’s Kitab adab al-kuttab

ink, gold and opaque watercolour on paper; contemporary brown leather binding with stamped, painted and blind-tooled decoration

copied by Muzaffar ibn ‘Umar ibn Muhammad al-Mayyafariqi    

255 folios; 20 x 14 cm

illuminated single-page frontispiece for each of the two parts of the work; leather binding

F. Maddison & E. Savage-Smith, Science, Tools & Magic, The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art, volume XII, Part One, London 1997, cat.11, pp.40–41. J.M. Rogers, The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection, London 2010, cat.277, p.242.