18 April 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,500
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
OTTOMAN ANATOLIA, 15TH CENTURY
A Turkish translation of this important work on biographies of historical and religious figures of early Islam attributed to Abu Nu'aym (d. 1038 AD), Turkish manuscript on paper, 238ff., each folio with 13ll. of black cursive script, titles in red, text within double red rules, catchwords, opening with index tables, last folio with later added notes dated AH 1156, colophon with added date of AH 895, in black morocco binding
Text panel 7 3/8 x 4 7/8in. (18.6 x 14.4cm.); folio 9 ¾ x 6 ¼in. (24.8 x 15.6cm.)
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