11 April 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,500
Estimate GBP 1,200 - GBP 1,500
SHAMS AL-DIN MUHAMMAD IBN MUHAMMAD AL-KHALILI: JADAWIL MATALI' AL-KAWAKIB, DAMASCUS, 830AH(1426AD)
Astronomical treatise, Arabic manuscript on paper of a narrow vertical format, 23 ff. of 32ll. of clear black naskh with headings and important words copied in black and red ink in the margin, the main text preceded by a short treatise on the dimensions and shades of the curvilinear geometrical units - folio 10 7/8 x 3 1/2in (27.2 x 9cm)
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