Selection of texts from the Qur'an written in black in on paper. Includes the beginning of the Qur’an, with the complete Surat al-Fatihah across two pages. The writing is contained within a border of black and gold. The papers are bound in a red leather folder with embossed decoration, some of which is picked out in gold. There is damage to the binding and a page has fallen out.

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