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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 40

    HUSAYN BIN MU'IN AL-DIN AL-MAIBUDHI QADI MIR (D. 1504 AD): SHARH DIWAN 'ALI BIN ABU TALIB

    SIGNED BY MUHAMMAD BIN AHMAD BIN 'IZZ AL-DIN BIN KAYU KNOWN AS MU'IN AL-DIN A-LARI, COPIED IN MECCA, 13 DHU AL-QA'DA AH 985/21 JANUARY 1578 AD

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    HUSAYN BIN MU'IN AL-DIN AL-MAIBUDHI QADI MIR (D. 1504 AD): SHARH DIWAN 'ALI BIN ABU TALIB
    SIGNED BY MUHAMMAD BIN AHMAD BIN 'IZZ AL-DIN BIN KAYU KNOWN AS MU'IN AL-DIN A-LARI, COPIED IN MECCA, 13 DHU AL-QA'DA AH 985/21 JANUARY 1578 AD
    An early copy of this Persian commentary on the Arabic Diwan of 'Ali bin Abu Talib, Arabic and Persian manuscript on paper, 331ff. plus two fly-leaves, each with 19ll. black naskh script, words and phrases in red, gold margins within black rules, blue outer rule, occasional sections of text within gold rules, occasional marginal notes, opening folio with finely illuminated gold and polychrome heading panel, signed and dated colophon on final folio, in possibly original Safavid red morocco binding with stamped medallion, pendants and spandrels, similar doublures
    Text 6 x 3 ½in (15 x 8.8cm.); folio 8 ¾ x 5 ½in. (22.3 x 13.5cm.)


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    Qadi Mir was a philosopher from Maybudh, near Yazd. He wrote works both in Persian and Arabic. The present work is not recorded in Al-A'lam under the entry to Qadi Mir (Al-Zerekly, Al-A'lam, Biographical Dictionary, Beirut, 2007, vol. II, p.260_

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    Provenance

    The Hagop Kevorkian Collection (1438); acquired Sotheby's, 18 April 1983, lot 93