• Indian & Islamic Works of Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 5836

    Indian & Islamic Works of Art & Textiles

    9 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 374

    ASHAB-I BEDIR, AN ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLE OF BADR, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED 1170AH/1757AD

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    ASHAB-I BEDIR, AN ACCOUNT OF THE BATTLE OF BADR, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED 1170AH/1757AD
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 30ff. with 11ll. of black naskh, corrections in red, and in margins, gold rosettes, within gold border, opening folio illuminated with gold cloud bands, containing a list of those who participated in the battle and the names of martyrs, 14 pp. of tables, 5 pp. of notes at end, in red morocco binding with pasted black cover ; folio 5 7/8 x 4in. (15.3 x 10cm); and an Ottoman prayerbook signed by Naili, a pupil of Abd-Al Rahman Najati Mustafa Halmi, dated 1167AH/1754AD, 8ff. (2)


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