THE RISE OF THE NORTH ARABIC SCRIPT AND ITS KURANIC DEVELOPMENT, WITH A FULL DESCRIPTION OF THE KURAN MANUSCRIPTS IN THE ORIENTAL INSTITUTE, by Nabia Abbott - 1939[Inscribed]

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The Rise of the North Arabic Script and its Kuranic Development, With a Full Description of the Kuran Manuscripts in The Oriental Institute

by Nabia Abbott 

Ownership signature, review copy.  Chicago, Illinois:  The University of Chicago Press, 1939.  

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition.

  • Russet cloth covers are mostly clean, show commensurate wear.   
  • Quarter bound in brown buckram. 
  • Boards show some edgewear and a slight bow at front edge. Corners are bumped.  
  • Spine has gilt text and is bright with softened ends.
  • Binding is tight. 
  • Ex libris book features an owner's inscription on free endpaper.
  • Endpapers show little sign of age or wear.  Owner's marks on back endpapers. Please see photographs for details of condition. 
  • Illustrations are bright and clear.  
  • Interior exhibits minimal signs of age and wear, with slight marginal toning.  
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • PS2022.0413

103 pages plus 33 plates. 9.25 x 12 inches.

University of Chicago Oriental Institute Publications, Volume 50.

PROVENANCE:  Inscribed by Richard Ettinghausen (1906-1979), Islamicist and onetime Chief Curator of the Freer Gallery.


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