Lot n° 21
400 - 600
Result with fees
: 2 470EUR
PETIT CORAN MAROCAIN
NORTH AFRICA, EARLY 19th CENTURY
Square form, 239 ff, 15 ll. of text per page, framed by three red and green fillets, calligraphed in Arabic, in "maghribi" script in brown ink, diacritical marks in red and vocalizations in green, sura titles in red, juz in gilded thuluth surrounded by black, framed by double red fillets and single green fillets. The flap binding (missing), in brown Moroccan with stamped decoration. A miniature printed Koran with a small magnifying glass suspended from a thread is included.
8.2 x 7 cm (text); 10 x 11.8 cm.
Collection of Henri Jean Louis Sartout (1911, Caen - June 22, 1981, Versailles), then by descent.
Henri Jean Louis Sartout joined the cavalry in 1933 after graduating from Saint-Cyr as a second lieutenant. At his own request, he was reassigned to the 1st Foreign Legion Regiment. From 1944 to 1959, he was head of France's Direction de la Surveillance du Territoire (DST). During the same period, he became director of the newspaper Maroc-Presse (a liberal daily supporting Moroccan independence), the originator of the "Lettre des 75".
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