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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 114

    KAMAL AL-DIN ABU SALIM MUHAMMAD IBN TALHA AL-QURSHI AL-NASIBI (D. 1254 AD): AL-'IQD AL-FARID LI AL-MALIK AL-SA'ID

    MAMLUK LEVANT, 14TH OR 15TH CENTURY

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    KAMAL AL-DIN ABU SALIM MUHAMMAD IBN TALHA AL-QURSHI AL-NASIBI (D. 1254 AD): AL-'IQD AL-FARID LI AL-MALIK AL-SA'ID
    MAMLUK LEVANT, 14TH OR 15TH CENTURY
    A manual of royal manners and ethics, Arabic manuscript on paper, 66ff. plus four fly-leaves, each with 21ll. very dark brown naskh script, headings, words and phrases in or overlined in red, occasional red dots between phrases, a few marginal notes, opening two folios late replacements, colophon with later added notes dated in Christian calendar, paper covered binding and flap with leather spines
    Folio 9 7/8 x 6 ½in. (25.1 x 16.5cm.)


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    There are two copies, one dated 13 Muharram AH 855/15 February 1451 AD and the other undated (14th century), in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, see A. Arberry, A Handlist of the Arabic Manuscripts, volumes I & II, Dublin, 1955 & 1956, pp. 80 & 62, nos. 3197 & 3392 respectively. See Brockelmann, GAL, I. 463; S. I, 838-9.

    This manuscript bears an ownership inscription of ‘Abd al-Haqq al-Funduqji and the date 5411 according to one of the Eastern Christian calendars.

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