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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 56

    AKMAL AL-DIN MUHAMMAD BIN MAHMUD AL-BABARTI (D. AH 786/1384 AD): 'INAYAT SHARH AL-HIDAYA (FIRST SECTION OF A COMMENTARY ON AL-KASHSHAF)

    PROVINCIAL OTTOMAN, DATED AH RABI' II 961/MARCH 1554 AD

    Price Realised  

    AKMAL AL-DIN MUHAMMAD BIN MAHMUD AL-BABARTI (D. AH 786/1384 AD): 'INAYAT SHARH AL-HIDAYA (FIRST SECTION OF A COMMENTARY ON AL-KASHSHAF)
    PROVINCIAL OTTOMAN, DATED AH RABI' II 961/MARCH 1554 AD
    On law, Arabic manuscript on paper, with 398ff. plus 3 fly-leaves, each folio with 33ll. of black naskh, titles and a few words in red, with Mamluk style illuminated opening panel in gold and polychrome with the title, the colophon dated and signed Muhammad al-Hijazi, light stains, minor reinforcement, binding slightly damaged, in brown morocco with stamped and gilt medallion
    10 5/8 x 6 7/8in. (26.9 x 17.7cm.)


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    Another volume of a supercommentary on Al-Kashshaf, Al-Zamakhshari's commentary on the Qur'an, is in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin (A Handlist of Arabic Manuscripts in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin 1963, p. 67, no. 3663).

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