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    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 139

    'ABD AL-MALIK BIN HISHAM (D. CIRCA 834 AD): AL-SIRA AL-NABAWIYYA

    ANDALUSIA, 13TH/14TH CENTURY

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    'ABD AL-MALIK BIN HISHAM (D. CIRCA 834 AD): AL-SIRA AL-NABAWIYYA
    ANDALUSIA, 13TH/14TH CENTURY
    An important biography of the Prophet, Arabic manuscript on fine Spanish paper, 172ff., each folio with 27ll. of sepia maghribi script, titles and important words in large black or red script, paginated, with numerous fine marginal notes and comments, the first folio replaced, repaired throughout, in mediaeval stamped brown morocco binding
    Folio 10 ½ x 7 ¼in. (26.8 x 18.6cm.)


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    This work is a biography of the Prophet Muhammad by Ibn Hisham. This author is known to have edited the earlier biography of the Prophet composed by Ibn Ishaq (d. circa 761 AD), using the work of one of Ibn Ishaq's students, al-Bakka'i. These works now only survive through Ibn Hisham's edition and that of other authors such as al-Tabari.

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