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    Sale 7571

    Art of the Islamic and Indian Worlds

    8 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 88

    MANUSCRIPT ON MEDICINE

    SIGNED SA'DULLAH IBN SALIM IBN WASIL AL-HAMAWI AL-TABIB, SYRIA, DATED 7 RABI' AL-'AWWAL AH 667/14 NOVEMBER 1268 AD

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    MANUSCRIPT ON MEDICINE
    SIGNED SA'DULLAH IBN SALIM IBN WASIL AL-HAMAWI AL-TABIB, SYRIA, DATED 7 RABI' AL-'AWWAL AH 667/14 NOVEMBER 1268 AD
    On medicine, Arabic manuscript on buff paper, 85ff. plus 2 fly-leaves, each folio with 12ll. of black naskh with important words and phrases picked out in red, colophon, probably added, dated 7 Rabi al-'Awwal AH 667 and signed Saadallah bin Saadallah bin Salim bin Wasil al-Hamudi al-Tabib, some staining throughout, mainly affecting the margins, wormholing, in some cases repaired, in later marbled card binding
    Folio 7 x 5 1/8in. (17.8 x 13cm.)


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    The colophon of the manuscript reads that the work was completed with the help of the all-bestowing King on the 7th of Rabi al-'Awwal in the year AH 667 and that Sa'dullah ibn Salim ibn Wasil al-Hamawi al-Tabib (the physician) wrote it. Whilst a close examination of the paper of this manuscript confirms that it dates from the 13th century, the colophon appears to be of a somewhat different texture. It is unclear whether it is on a totally different paper or whether the original page has at some point been scraped down.

    The scribe is unrecorded.

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