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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 153

    ABU AL-QASIM 'ABD AL-RAHMAN BIN 'ABDULLAH BIN 'ABD AL-HAKIM AL-QARSHI AL-MASRI (D. 871 AD): FUTUH ARD MISR WA DUMYAT WA DIYARBAKIR WA ARD RABI'A FI AL-'IRAQ

    MAMLUK EGYPT, LATE 15TH CENTURY

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    ABU AL-QASIM 'ABD AL-RAHMAN BIN 'ABDULLAH BIN 'ABD AL-HAKIM AL-QARSHI AL-MASRI (D. 871 AD): FUTUH ARD MISR WA DUMYAT WA DIYARBAKIR WA ARD RABI'A FI AL-'IRAQ
    MAMLUK EGYPT, LATE 15TH CENTURY
    An account of the conquest of Egypt, the Nile Delta, Diyarbekir and Iraq, vol. I, Arabic manuscript on Oriental paper, 153ff. plus two modern fly-leaves, each folio with 17ll. of black naskh script, titles and important words picked out in red, colophon signed and indicating that volume II follows on the history of Iraq and Khorasan and other countries, copious later owner notes on final folio giving names of scholars and including three dates AH 910, 949 and 951, in stamped morocco binding
    Folio 8 ¼ x 5 5/8in. (21.2 x 14.3cm.)


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    According to the colophon, this copy was made for the Library of Amir Muhammad, son of Amir Yunus al-'Ala'i al-Nasiri. Amir Muhammad bin Yunus al-Dawadar died in Cairo in AH 902/1496 (Al-Du' al-Lami', vol. II, cat.334, p.102). His father, Yunis al-'Ala'i al-Nasiri Faraj is recorded as Amir Akhur (Master of the Sultan's Horses). He died of plague at the end of the 15th century (Al-Du' al-Lami', vol. II, cat.1323, p.346, accessible https://archive.org/details/Dawou_Lami). The colophon also indicates that Yunis al-'Ala'i al-Nasiri was dawadar to the sultan or Holder of the Sultan's Pencase.

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