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    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 177

    ABU MARWAN 'ABD AL-MALIK BIN AL-KARDABUS AL-TAWZARI (D. CIRCA 1195 AD): KITAB AL-IKTIFA' FI AKHBAR AL-KHULAFA

    NORTH AFRICA, DATED BEGINNING OF DHU AL-HIJJA AH 1112/OCTOBER 1700 AD

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    ABU MARWAN 'ABD AL-MALIK BIN AL-KARDABUS AL-TAWZARI (D. CIRCA 1195 AD): KITAB AL-IKTIFA' FI AKHBAR AL-KHULAFA
    NORTH AFRICA, DATED BEGINNING OF DHU AL-HIJJA AH 1112/OCTOBER 1700 AD
    A history of the Caliphs, vol. IV, the conquest of Egypt, Arabic manuscript on paper, 205ff. plus three fly-leaves, each folio with 19ll. of black maghribi script, titles in larger black, red, pink or blue script, opening folio with illuminated title cartouche, with catchwords, colophon dated, worm damage throughout, in later red morocco binding with flap
    Folio 8 5/8 x 6 ½in. (21.9 x 16.5cm.)


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    'Abd al-Malik bin Qasim Ibn al-Kardabus al-Tawzari was a historian from Tunis. He died around 1179 AD (or mid-twelfth to early 13th century according to other sources). See Brockelmann, GAL, I, 345; S. I, 587. Brockelmann lists a copy in Tlemsen and Al-Zerekly lists a copy in Al-Ahmadiya Library in Tunis (4812 and 4813, Al-A'lam, Biographical Dictionary, Beirut, 2007, vol. 4, p.161). Additionally to the present work listed in al-Zerekly, he appears to have written a history of Andalus but very little of his life is known (E. Michael Gerli, Medieval Iberia: An Encyclopedia, 2013, p.415).

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