• Art of the Islamic and Indian  auction at Christies

    Sale 7843

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    13 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 63

    KAMAL AL-DIN ABU SALIM MUHAMMAD BIN TALHA AL-QURASHI AL-'ADAWI AL-RASIBI AL-HALABI (D. AH 652/1254 AD): KITAB DURR AL-MUNAZZAM FI AL-SIRR AL-A'ZAM

    EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, EARLY 15TH CENTURY

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    KAMAL AL-DIN ABU SALIM MUHAMMAD BIN TALHA AL-QURASHI AL-'ADAWI AL-RASIBI AL-HALABI (D. AH 652/1254 AD): KITAB DURR AL-MUNAZZAM FI AL-SIRR AL-A'ZAM
    EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN, EARLY 15TH CENTURY
    The interpretation of a magical tablet stated to have been revealed to 'Ali bin Abi Talib, also called Miftah al-Jafr al-Jami', on occult sciences and foretelling the future, Arabic manuscript on paper, 88ff., each with 17ll. of black rounded naskh, text sometimes organized in two columns, titles and important words picked out in red, some pages with text written in both directions, catchwords, with numerous large symbolic diagrams in black and red ink bordered with lines of elegant black and red naskh and muhaqqaq scripts, in scuffed paper covered morocco binding, some folios loose in binding
    Folio 10¼ x 6¾in. (26.1 x 17.4cm.)


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    A copy of this work is in the Library of the University of Leyden and dated AH 652/1254 AD (No Or 2832). Another copy is in Cambridge University Library (No Or 529).

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