21 October 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 5,000
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
ABU 'ABDULLAH MUHAMMAD BIN ISMA'IL AL-BUKHARI (D.870 AD): AL-SAHIH
ATTRIBUTED TO 'ABD AL-RAHMAN BIN YUSUF IBN AL-SAYIGH, MAMLUK EGYPT, LATE 14TH CENTURY
From a copy dedicated to Sultan Barquq (r. 1382-89 and 1390-99), Vol.XLIV, Arabic manuscript on paper, 23ff., two fly-leaves, 15ll. of black naskh to the page, with gold and polychrome rosette verse markers, fine gold titles in thuluth highlighted in polychrome, frontispiece heavily illuminated with name of the author, occasional marginal notes, in modern burgundy binding
9 3/8 x 6 ½in. (24 x 16.6cm.)
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It has been suggested that this volume is in the hand of Abd al-Rahman bin Yusuf Ibn al-Sayigh and from a manuscript dedicated to Sultan Barquq. It is not signed by him.