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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 99

    SHAMS AL-DIN MUHAMMAD BIN MAHMUD AL-SHAHRAZURI (D. CA. 1288): SHARH

    MUGHAL INDIA, 17TH/18TH CENTURY

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    SHAMS AL-DIN MUHAMMAD BIN MAHMUD AL-SHAHRAZURI (D. CA. 1288): SHARH
    MUGHAL INDIA, 17TH/18TH CENTURY
    On philosophy and sufism, Arabic manuscript on paper, 195ff. plus two fly-leaves, each folio with 21ll. of black naskh, catchwords, important words and phrases picked out in red, opening folio with later owner's notes and stamps, final folio with erroneous date of 784, some worm holing in later red morocco with central stamped and gilt cusped medallion, repairs to the spine and edges
    Folio 9¼ x 6in. (23.5 x 15cm.)


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    According to Brockelmann al-Shahrazuri wrote only three works on philosophy and sufism: Nuzhat al-arwah, Rawdat al-afrah wa nuzha't al-arwah and al-Shajarah al-ilahiyah fi ‘ulum al-haqa’iq al-rabbaniyah, an indication that copies of his works can be considered very rare.

    See Brocklemann, GAL I. 469; S. I, 851.

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    Provenance

    The Hagop Kevorkian Collection