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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 9

    MAJD AL-DIN ABU AL-SA'DAT AL-MUBARAK BIN MUHAMMAD IBN AL-ATHIR (D. 1209-10 AD): AL-NIHAYA FI GHARIB AL-HADITH WA AL-ATHAR

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    MAJD AL-DIN ABU AL-SA'DAT AL-MUBARAK BIN MUHAMMAD IBN AL-ATHIR (D. 1209-10 AD): AL-NIHAYA FI GHARIB AL-HADITH WA AL-ATHAR
    MAMLUK LEVANT, 15TH CENTURY
    A dictionary of rare words used in hadith, vol I., Arabic manuscript on paper, 250ff. plus two modern fly-leaves, each folio with 27ll. of sepia naskh script, titles in larger red script, important words picked out in red, some highlighted in red, a number of folios a 16th century Ottoman replacement, with catchwords, later added notes to beginning, in paper covered binding
    Folio 12 7/8 x 8 ½in. (32.6 x 21.7cm.)


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    The author of this famous compilation, Majd al-Din Ibn al-Athir is the eldest of three famous Ibn al-Athir brothers, all authors during the late 12th and early 13th century. Majd al-Din Ibn al-Athir was born in 1149 AD and spent part of his life in Mosul. He wrote a number of manuals on language. The present work is arranged alphabetically as a dictionary of rare words used in hadith.

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