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    Sale 7715

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    31 March 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 9

    'ALI BIN MUHAMMAD AL-JURJANI (D. AH 816/1413 AD): KITAB AL-ISHARA ILA MAQASID 'ILM AL-KALAM

    IRAN, LATE 14TH/EARLY 15TH CENTURY

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    'ALI BIN MUHAMMAD AL-JURJANI (D. AH 816/1413 AD): KITAB AL-ISHARA ILA MAQASID 'ILM AL-KALAM
    IRAN, LATE 14TH/EARLY 15TH CENTURY
    On philosophy, incomplete, Arabic manuscript on paper, 193ff. plus 2 fly-leaves, each folio with 26ll. of black naskh, titles in red, numerous marginal notes, later red underlines, some staining, minor repairs, incomplete at end, in brown stamped morocco
    Folio 10 3/8 x 7in. (26.4 x 17.5cm.)


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    This is a commentary by al-Jurjani on a theological work of 'Adud al-Din al-Iji (d. AH 756/1355 AD) called al-Mawakif fi 'ilm al-kalam. It is likely that this is a contemporary or early copy of this work. Al-Jurjani wrote on many subjects, mainly in Persian. He was one of the scholars which Timur took back to Samarqand.

    Another contemporary copy of Kitab al-Ishara dated Shawwal AH 807/2-30 April 1405 AD in Samarqand was sold in these Rooms, 20 April 1999, lot 319.

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