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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 170

    'ALI BIN MUHAMMAD BIN AYDAMAR AL-JALDAKI (D.1342 AD): AL-MISBAH FI 'ILM AL-MIFTAH

    SIGNED 'ABD AL-RAHMAN BIN ABI AL-HUSAYNI AL-MAKKI, COPIED NEAR JABAL AJYAD, MECCA, OTTOMAN HEJAZ, DATED AH 1023/1615-16 AD

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    'ALI BIN MUHAMMAD BIN AYDAMAR AL-JALDAKI (D.1342 AD): AL-MISBAH FI 'ILM AL-MIFTAH
    SIGNED 'ABD AL-RAHMAN BIN ABI AL-HUSAYNI AL-MAKKI, COPIED NEAR JABAL AJYAD, MECCA, OTTOMAN HEJAZ, DATED AH 1023/1615-16 AD
    A treatise on alchemy, chapter II of vol. 1, 41ff. plus three fly-leaves, each folio with 29ll. of black naskh script, titles and important words in red, with catchwords, marginal notes, colophon signed and dated, in stamped brown morocco binding
    Folio 8 ½ x 6in. (21.5 x 15.4cm.);


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    'Ali bin Muhammad bin Aydamar al-Jaldaki was born in Jaldak in Khurasan, near Mashhad. He travelled through the Middle East and is known to have composed works in Damascus and in Cairo where he died in 1341-42 AD. His name appears to vary according to the sources but he appears as Aydamar bin 'Abd Allah in the present work. See Al-Zerekly, Al-A'lam, Biographical Dictionary, Beirut, 2007, vol.V, p.5, where both this author and this work are listed.

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