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    Sale 12283

    Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

    21 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 96

    BURHAN AL-DIN MUHAMMAD BIN IBRAHIM AL-HALABI (D. 1549 AD): MULTAQA AL-ABHAR (THE CONFLUENCE OF THE SEAS)

    SIGNED HASAN BIN AL-HAJJ 'UMAR AL-ISTANBULI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED END OF DHU AL-QA'DA AH 1061/OCTOBER 1651 AD

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    BURHAN AL-DIN MUHAMMAD BIN IBRAHIM AL-HALABI (D. 1549 AD): MULTAQA AL-ABHAR (THE CONFLUENCE OF THE SEAS)
    SIGNED HASAN BIN AL-HAJJ 'UMAR AL-ISTANBULI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED END OF DHU AL-QA'DA AH 1061/OCTOBER 1651 AD
    A celebrated text on Hanafi jurisprudence, Arabic manuscript on paper, 224ff., plus seven fly-leaves, 17ll. of black cursive to the page, some words in red, with black and gold rules, catchwords, illuminated opening headpiece, index page, later ownership notes, in fine Ottoman stamped morocco, missing flap

    5 ¾ x 2 1/8in. (14.4 x 5.3cm.); folio 9 1/8 x 5 ¼in. (23.1 x 13.4cm.)


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    There is an inscription and seal impression of Muhammad Hashim, dated AH 1231/AD 1815-16.

    There are three copies dated 1705, 1643 and 1645 AD in the John Rylands Library, Manchester. See A. Mingana, Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts, Manchester 1934, pp. 280-83, nos. 176 [604], 177 [715] and 178 [654] respectively. See also Brockelmann, GAL, G II, 432; S II, 642.

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