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    Sale 12283

    Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

    21 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 70

    'IZZ AL-DIN 'ALI BIN MUHAMMAD BIN AYDAMIR AL-JALDAKI (D. 1341 AD): AL-MISBAH FI 'ILM AL-MIFTAH

    SIGNED 'ABD AL-RAHMAN BIN ABI AL-HUSAYNI AL-MAKKI, COPIED IN JABAL AJYAD, UMM AL-QURRA, MECCA, OTTOMAN HIJAZ, DATED 8 RAJAB AH 1023/14 AUGUST 1614

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    'IZZ AL-DIN 'ALI BIN MUHAMMAD BIN AYDAMIR AL-JALDAKI (D. 1341 AD): AL-MISBAH FI 'ILM AL-MIFTAH
    SIGNED 'ABD AL-RAHMAN BIN ABI AL-HUSAYNI AL-MAKKI, COPIED IN JABAL AJYAD, UMM AL-QURRA, MECCA, OTTOMAN HIJAZ, DATED 8 RAJAB AH 1023/14 AUGUST 1614
    A treatise on alchemy, Chapter I of Vol.I, 50ff., 6 fly-leaves, 29ll. of black naskh to the page, important words in red, with catchwords, marginal commentaries, opening folio with index, in modern morocco with marbled paper doublures
    Folio 8 ½ x 6in. (21.6 x 15.4cm.)


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    'Ali bin Muhammad bin Aydamar al-Jaldaki was born in Jaldak in Khorassan, near Mashhad. He travelled through the Middle East and is known to have composed works in Damascus and in Cairo where he died in 1341-42 AD. His name appears to vary according to the sources but he appears as Aydamar bin 'Abd Allah in the present work. See Al-Zerekly, Al-A'lam, Biographical Dictionary, Beirut, 2007, vol.V, p.5, where both this author and this work are listed.

    The following section of this work (chapter 2 of Volume I) sold at Christie's South Kensington, 23 April 2016, lot 170.

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