18 April 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 625
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A MANUAL ON LANGUAGE
OTTOMAN LEVANT, 18TH CENTURY
A number of treatises on language including Ruh al-shuruh and Am'an anthar, 188ff. and two fly-leaves at end; the first section with 19ll. small black cursive, phrases in or overlined in red, some letters highlighted in red, copious marginal notes, signed by Ibn Hajj Mahmud Sulayman and dated AH 1191; second section with 19ll. within red ruled panel, dated 29 Muharram AH 1191; third section titled Ruh al-shuruh, with 23ll. black cursive, marginal notes, words highlighted and overlined in red, title page with gold scalloped panel above within red, gold and black rules; fourth section with 19ll. similar, with date AH 1243; fifth section titled Majmu' tafasil al-nabi'; several short sections following, ownership seal impressions inscribed 'Umar Nuri 268', modern brown buckram binding
Folio 7 7/8 x 5 7/8in. (20 x 14.9cm.)
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