Camel Rider].

Record ID: 
182746
Accession number: 
MS W.45
Title: 
Camel Rider].
Created: 
1905.
Credit: 
Bequest; Julia Parker Wightman; 1994.
Description: 
4 leaves + 8 flyleaves (1 column, 21 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 198 x 151 mm.
Provenance: 
Sydney C. Cockerell (inscribed on front flyleaf: Sydney C. Cockerell, Richmond, Surrey(?), June 13, 1905); Philip C. Duschnes, New York; purchased by Julia Parker Wightman from Duschnes in 1965; JPW 5543; Julia Parker Wightman Bequest in 1994.
Notes: 

Ms. of The Camel Rider, translated from the Arabic by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt; written and illuminated in England, 1905.
Decoration: 1 miniature depicting a camel rider hastening through the desert on a starry night; 1 illuminated title page with bas-de-page composition depicting birds and animals in a landscape, and surrounding borders incorporating trees and flowers with birds; 2 fully-bordered text pages with bas-de-page vignettes portraying watching animals, the borders composed of trees and flowers, inhabited with birds; 1 large illuminated initial.
Scribe and illuminator: Ethel M. Offer (inscribed on upper front endleaf: Written and decorated by Ethel M. Offer, 1905). Perhaps commissioned by Sydney Cockerell, since it was in his possession the year the manuscript was completed (1905).
Binding: limp vellum with green silk ribbon ties; in cloth box case lined with tan suede, leather spine, labeled: The Camel Rider. MS. Blunt 1905, signed JPW 1975.

Script: 
italic.
Language: 
In English;
Century: 
Classification: