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    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 167

    IBN AL-SARRAJ (14TH CENTURY): AL-DURR AL-GHARIB FI AL-'AMAL BI DA'IRAT AL-TAJWIB

    OTTOMAN PROVINCES, 18TH CENTURY

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    IBN AL-SARRAJ (14TH CENTURY): AL-DURR AL-GHARIB FI AL-'AMAL BI DA'IRAT AL-TAJWIB

    OTTOMAN PROVINCES, 18TH CENTURY
    A work on quadrants, dedicated to Sultan Bayezid I, Arabic manuscript on watermarked paper, 29ff. plus one fly-leaf, each folio with 13ll. of black naskh script, titles and important words in red, with catchwords, opening bifolio with text frame in silver, final folio with diagram of an astronomical instrument, later added Ottoman ownership notes, stamped reddish brown morocco binding
    Folio 8 1/8 x 6 ¼in. (20.5 x 15.8cm.)


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    Shihab al-Din Ahmad bin Abu Bakr al-Sarraj al-Hamawi (d. 1328-29 AD) is the author of several books on scientific instruments and geometrical problems. Another copy of the present treatise al-Durr al-gharib fi al-'amal bi da'irat al-tajwid (Rare pearls on operations with the circle for finding sinuses), on sinus quadrants, is today at Leyden (187b/4). It was was dedicated to the Turkish Sultan Bayazid I.

    See, Brockelmann, Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur, S II, p. 327; and Catalogus Codicum Orientalium Bibl. Acad. Lugd., 1142

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