26 October 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 938
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 700
BATLAMUS (PTOLEMY): AL-MAJISTI, QAJAR IRAN, AH 1286 (1869 AD)
On geometry, Arabic manuscript on paper, 159ff. as numbered with 17ll. of black shikasteh, copious finely drawn small diagrams within the text in red and black, final folio with colophon dated 1285 and signed 'Abdallah, green morocco binding- folio 8¼ x 5¼in. (21 x 13.2cm.)
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