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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 55

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    OTTOMAN LEVANT, LATE 16TH CENTURY

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    Arabic manuscript on paper, 194ff, plus two final fly-leaves, each folio with 7ll. black naskh script, meanings written in smaller diagonal script beside, headings in red, red commas between words, catchwords, final 20ff. in a different hand and incomplete, brown morocco binding with tooled central medallion, with owners' inscriptions dated AH 995 and AH 1013
    Folio 8 ¼ x 5 ¾in. (20.6 x 14.7cm.)


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    Inscription on final fly-leaf: Bought for £10 in Court Yard of the Mosque of Mahommed the Conqueror - or the "Mohmedie" Stamboul 26 June 1886. T H B James.

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    Provenance

    9 July 1979, lot 85