• 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 205

    MEHMED BIN SALIH YAZICI (YAZICIOGLU MEHMED) (D. AH 855/1451 AD): AL-RISALA AL-MUHAMMADIYYA

    SIGNED 'ALI AL-BABAWI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED SAFAR AH 1236/NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 1820 AD

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    MEHMED BIN SALIH YAZICI (YAZICIOGLU MEHMED) (D. AH 855/1451 AD): AL-RISALA AL-MUHAMMADIYYA
    SIGNED 'ALI AL-BABAWI, OTTOMAN TURKEY, DATED SAFAR AH 1236/NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 1820 AD
    Turkish manuscript on paper, 304ff. plus two fly-leaves, each folio with 17ll. of small black naskh in two columns with illuminated intercolumnar divisions, text panels with gold and polychromes rules, with further gold rule in the margins, numerous text panels framed by a variety of gold and polychrome illuminated cartouches, heavily illuminated headpieces with floral decoration, titles in white naskh on gold ground, catchwords, some pages loose in binding, some titles and part of the colophon deliberately rubbed, with gilt green paper doublures, in gilt and stamped red and brown morocco binding with flap
    Text panel 5 x 2 5/8in. (12.7 x 6.9cm.); folio 7¼ x 4 5/8in. (18.6 x 11.8cm.)


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