• 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 55

    KITAB MATLA' AL-YUMN WA AL-IQBAL FI INTIFA' KITAB AL-IHTIFAL FI ISTIFA' MA LIL-KHAYL

    NORTH AFRICA, DATED RAJAB AH 930/MAY 1524 AD

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    KITAB MATLA' AL-YUMN WA AL-IQBAL FI INTIFA' KITAB AL-IHTIFAL FI ISTIFA' MA LIL-KHAYL
    NORTH AFRICA, DATED RAJAB AH 930/MAY 1524 AD
    A compilation of hadiths, sayings and poetic verses on horses and other animals, possibly by Abu 'Abdullah Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Ahmad bin Juzayy al -Kalbi (AH 757/1357 AD), Arabic manuscript on paper, 129ff. plus 3 fly-leaves, each with 17 to 20ll. of black maghribi, important words in red, three dot markers, one small diagram, catchwords, colophon dated, later marginal notes, waterstaining, trimmed, in later stamped and gilt morocco binding
    Folio 7¾ x 5¼in. (19.7 x 13.4cm.)


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