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    Sale 12283

    Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

    21 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 47

    ABU AL-HASAN AL-SHADHILI (D. 1258 AD): HIZB AL-BAHR

    SIGNED MAHMUD AL-NAZIF A STUDENT OF AHMAD AL-NAZIFI, MECCA, HIJAZ, DATED AH 1292/1875-76 AD

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    ABU AL-HASAN AL-SHADHILI (D. 1258 AD): HIZB AL-BAHR
    SIGNED MAHMUD AL-NAZIF A STUDENT OF AHMAD AL-NAZIFI, MECCA, HIJAZ, DATED AH 1292/1875-76 AD
    The Litany of the Sea, a mystical prayer, followed by another short prayer, Arabic manuscript on paper, 9ff., four fly-leaves, 15ll. of black naskh to the page, important words in red, with catchwords, in black morocco
    Folio 7 ¼ x 5in. (18.4 x 12.5cm.)


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    Please note that one of the colophons of this manuscript is signed and gives the place of copy as Mecca.