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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 57

    BADR AL-DIN MAHMUD BIN AHMAD AL-'AYNI (D. 1451 AD): AL-SHAWAHID AL-KUBRA

    SAFAVID IRAN, DATED 5 RABI' II AH 1077/4 OCTOBER 1666 AD

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    BADR AL-DIN MAHMUD BIN AHMAD AL-'AYNI (D. 1451 AD): AL-SHAWAHID AL-KUBRA
    SAFAVID IRAN, DATED 5 RABI' II AH 1077/4 OCTOBER 1666 AD
    Arabic manuscript on paper, 194ff. plus four fly-leaves, each with 20ll. neat black naskh script, words and phrases overlined in red, marginal notes in red and black, dark brown morocco binding with later red covered corners and spine
    Folio 9 ½ x 5in. (24.2 x 12.6cm.)


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    Badr al-Din Mahmud bin Ahmad bin Musa bin Ahmad al-'Ayni was a historian, 'ulama and muhaddith from Ayntab in Anatolia. He lived in Aleppo, Jerusalem, Damascus and Cairo where he died in 1451 AD. The full name of the present work is Sharh shawahid shuruh al-alfiya. It is a commentary on Muhammad bin 'Abdullah Ibn Malik's (d. 1274 AD) work on language Kitab al-Alfiya. See Al-Zerekly, Al-A'lam, Biographical Dictionary, Beirut, 2007, vol.7, p.163.

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    Provenance

    9 July 1979, lot 77