26 October 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 438
Estimate GBP 200 - GBP 300
SELECTED WRITINGS OF MUHAMMAD IBN MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI, IRAN, LATE 15TH CENTURY
Sufi philosophy, Persian manuscript on paper, 53ff. with 13ll. of black naskh, minor titles in red, opening folio with illluminated heading, later lilac and green morocco binding- folio 8¼ x 5¾in. (21 x 14.6cm.)
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