18 April 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 1,500
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A MANUAL ON THE SEVEN READINGS OF THE QUR'AN
TIMURID IRAN, 15TH CENTURY
An early copy of this commentary on Shatibi's seminal work on the seven readings of the Qur'an and other treatises, Persian and Arabic manuscript on paper, 105ff., each folio with 17ll. of tight black naskh script, occasional sentences picked out in red, with occasional marginal notes and catchwords, the first folio an old replacement, small number of folios replaced throughout, the treatises in one hand, the last two treatises in different hands, one ownership note dated AH 983 on reverse of replaced folio, with H. Kevorkian Collection label (1451), in soft black morocco binding
Folio 6 7/8 x 5in. (17.5 x 12.8cm.)
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The present treatise is a commentary on Hirz al-amani wa wajh al-tahani, a seminal work on the seven readings of the Qur'an composed by the Andalusian scholar Abu al-Qasim bin Firruh al-Shatibi (1144-1194 AD). The preface to the present work indicates that the commentary was composed in AH 832/1428-29 AD and gives the author as being Muhammad bin Muqri Husayn bin 'Ali.
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The Hagop Kevorkian Collection (1451); acquired Sotheby's, 18 April 1983, lot 45