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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 201

    AL-'ARIF MUHAMMAD IBN MASARRA ABU 'ABDALLAH AL-QURTUBI (D. 931 AD): AL-MUNTAQA MIN KALAM AHL AL-TUQI

    OTTOMAN PROVINCES, 16TH CENTURY

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    AL-'ARIF MUHAMMAD IBN MASARRA ABU 'ABDALLAH AL-QURTUBI (D. 931 AD): AL-MUNTAQA MIN KALAM AHL AL-TUQI
    OTTOMAN PROVINCES, 16TH CENTURY
    A rare treatise on sufism, Arabic manuscript on European watermarked paper (tre lune), 107ff., each folio with 21ll. of black cursive script, important words and titles in red, with catchwords, occasional marginal notes, title page with text in red ink, ownership note on last folio mentioning Mecca and dated AH 1013, possibly added colophon stating that this was copied in Mecca in AH 980, in paper covered binding with flap
    Folio 7 7/8 x 5 ¾in. (20.1 x 14.7cm.)


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    Ibn Massara was an Andalusian scholar who was born in Cordoba in 883 and died in 931 AD. Although his name appears on the title page of this manuscript, this work appears to be wrongly attributed to him and has now been associated with Ibn Khamis al-Yaburi of Sevilla (d. 1109-10 AD),(Al-Qantara, Madrid, nº 2 (2009), pp. 467-490).

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