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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 137

    MUHAMMAD BIN 'ABD AL-HAQQ BIN SULAYMAN AL-KUMI AL-YA'FURI AL-TILMISANI (D. 1228 AD): AL-MUKHTAR FI AL-JAM' BAYN AL-MUNTAQA WA AL-ISTIDHKAR

    ANDALUSIA OR NORTH AFRICA, 13TH/14TH CENTURY

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    MUHAMMAD BIN 'ABD AL-HAQQ BIN SULAYMAN AL-KUMI AL-YA'FURI AL-TILMISANI (D. 1228 AD): AL-MUKHTAR FI AL-JAM' BAYN AL-MUNTAQA WA AL-ISTIDHKAR
    ANDALUSIA OR NORTH AFRICA, 13TH/14TH CENTURY
    An early copy of this work on jurisprudence, Arabic manuscript on vellum, 11ff., plus two fly-leaves, each with 27ll. of tight sepia maghribi script, titles in large sepia, blue or red script, with catchwords, misbound and incomplete, in 18th century north African gilt red morocco binding
    Folio 10 ¾ x 7 ½in. (27.4 x 19cm.)


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    Muhammad bin 'Abd al-Haqq bin Sulayman al-Kumi al-Ya'furi was a Maliki jurist born in Tlemcen in 1141 AD. He died in Tlemcen in 1228 AD. His work on fiqh Al-mukhtar fi al-jam' bayn al-muntaqa wa al-istidhkar is a very large work 'of three thousand folios', two copies of which are in Kairouan and Rabat (Al-Zerekly, Al-A'lam, Biographical Dictionary, 2007, vol. 6, p.186)

    For another copy of this work and a short note about the author, see lot 141 in this sale.

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