18 April 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,500
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
FIVE TREATISES ON LANGUAGE
MAMLUK PALESTINE, SAFAVID IRAN AND OTTOMAN TURKEY, 14TH TO 19TH CENTURY
Comprising Al-muqaddima al-tiraziya known as Al-baraka bi al-burda, a summary of Al-jumal fi al-nawh of Ibn 'Abdullah al-Shahabi known as al-faqih, 25ff., 11ll of black naskh script to the page, colophon dated AH 765, possibly copied in Safed, various added notes, in paper binding; a 17th century copy of Marah al-arwah fi al-ta'rif, on grammar, 86ff., in black morocco binding, with H Kevorkian added notes; a Qajar copy of Sharh qawa'id al-lugha al-'arabiya of 'Abd al-Rahman Jami, dated AH 1251, 300ff., in contemporary stamped red morocco binding, fly-leaf with H. Kevorkian's notes; a 17th century manual on grammar (kitab al-du'), 140ff., in 17th century stamped black morocco binding; and a work by Mas'ud bin 'Umar Sa'd al-Taftazani, talkhis al-bayan fi idah al-ma'ani, 191ff., signed and dated AH 1013, copied in Constantinople, various seal impressions, in fine original Ottoman gilt and stamped binding
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The first treatise in this group is al-Muqqadama al-mutarazziya, a treatise on Arabic grammar. The author is Sayf al-Din bin 'Abdallah al-Shihabi and the scribe is Harun bin ‘Ali bin ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Safadi. The copy is dated 22 Jumada II AH 765/27 March 1364 AD. The treatise is not recorded in Brockelmann.
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