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    Sale 12283

    Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

    21 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 41

    IBN 'ABDULLAH MAR'I BIN YUSUF BIN ABI BAKR AL-KARMI AL-MAQDISI AL-HANBALI (D. 1022 AH): KITAB BADI' AL-INSHA WA AL-SIFAT FI AL-MUKATABAT WA AL-MURASALAT

    SIGNED MUHAMMAD BIN YA'QUB AL-HANBALI, OTTOMAN PROVINCES, PROBABLY CAIRO, DATED WEDNESDAY 14 JUMADA I AH 1125/8 JUNE 1713 AD

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    IBN 'ABDULLAH MAR'I BIN YUSUF BIN ABI BAKR AL-KARMI AL-MAQDISI AL-HANBALI (D. 1022 AH): KITAB BADI' AL-INSHA WA AL-SIFAT FI AL-MUKATABAT WA AL-MURASALAT
    SIGNED MUHAMMAD BIN YA'QUB AL-HANBALI, OTTOMAN PROVINCES, PROBABLY CAIRO, DATED WEDNESDAY 14 JUMADA I AH 1125/8 JUNE 1713 AD
    On language, Arabic manuscript on paper, 64ff., three fly-leaves, 20ll. of black naskh to the page, words in red, with catchwords, illuminated opening headpiece, colophon signed and dated, later added notes, in blue paper-covered binding
    7 ¾ x 4 7/8in. (19.8 x 12.3cm.)


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    Ibn ‘Abdallah Mar’i bin Yusuf bin Abi Bakr al-Karmi al-Maqdisi al-Hanbali was born in Tul al-Karm near Nablus, Palestine and studied Fiqh in Jerusalem and al-Azhar Mosque. He died in Cairo in  January 1624. The colophon of this manuscript states that the author completed this treatise at the al-Azhar Mosque in Cairo in AH 1029 /1619-20 AD.

    Two other copies, the first is dated AH 1250/1834 AD (Or. 1179) and the second datable to the 18th century (Or. 1180), are in the British Library. The work has been printed at the Bulaq Press in AH 1242/1826-27 AD, see C. Rieu, Supplement to the Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts in the British Museum, Hildesheim, 2013, reprint of the 1894 London catalogue, p. 64, nos. 1022 and 1023.  

    See Brockelmann, GAL, II. 369; S. II. 496.

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