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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 8

    'ABI 'UMAR 'UTHMAN BIN SAID BIN 'UTHMAN AL-MAGHRIBI: TAHTHIB QIRA'AT

    SIGNED MUHAMMAD BIN 'ABD AL-MALIK BIN SULAYMAN AL-SHAFI, MOROCCO, CIRCA 1150 AD

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    'ABI 'UMAR 'UTHMAN BIN SAID BIN 'UTHMAN AL-MAGHRIBI: TAHTHIB QIRA'AT
    SIGNED MUHAMMAD BIN 'ABD AL-MALIK BIN SULAYMAN AL-SHAFI, MOROCCO, CIRCA 1150 AD
    On the recitation of the Qur'an, Arabic manuscript on paper, 18ff. plus 2 fly-leaves, each folio with 20ll. of black naskh verging on maghribi, headings often within the text in bold naskh, final page with the date of 553, fly-leaf with date of 552, added comments and notes, some waterstaining and replacements
    Folio 8 7/8 x 6¼in. (22.4 x 16cm.)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    The following section (lots 6-63) represent the second installment of the Library of manuscripts and calligraphies assembled by the Late Djafar Ghazi. Djafar Ghazi was a compelling collector who quietly amassed one of the finest collections of manuscripts and calligraphies to appear on the market. It is a collection in whose importance and discerning eye it takes time to fully appreciate. And when you think you have done so, it grows on you further. It is truly a remarkable collection.

    The rest of the library will be sold over the next two sales, with sales at King Street and South Kensington through to April 2010.