18 April 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 625
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
'ABD AL-JALIL BIN MUHAMMAD BIN AHMAD IBN 'AZZUM AL-MURADI AL-QAYRAWANI (D. 1553 AD): TANBIH AL-ANAM
NORTH AFRICA, PROBABLY TUNISIA, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
On the qualities and the life of the Prophet Muhammad, Arabic manuscript on paper, 88ff. plus three fly-leaves, each folio with 29ll. of black maghribi script, important words in red, green, yellow and brown, occasional marginal notes, incomplete at end, in marbled paper covered binding with flap
Folio 9 x 6¾in. (22.8 x 17cm.)
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Ibn 'Azzum was a historian from Tunisia. This work on the biography of the Prophet is recorded in Al-Zerekly, Al-A'lam, Biographical Dictionary, Beirut, 2007, vol. 3, p.274.
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Acquired Sotheby's, London, 18 April 1983, Lot 57/10
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