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 …
Keywords: Mamluk period (1250 - 1517)
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.
Dark brown leather on pasteboard, lined with chestnut-brown leather. Stained. Decoration in blind and gold tooling.