18 April 2016,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,000
Estimate GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
SHAYKH IBRAHIM AL-KAF'AMI (D. 1495 AD): JANNAT AL-AMAN AL-WAFIYA WA JANNAT AL-IMAN AL-BAQIYA
SIGNED MUHAMMAD 'ALI BIN HAJJI MIRZA BEK FIRUZAN AL-SHAHMARZADI, MUGHAL INDIA, DATED RABI' I AH 1181/JUNE-JULY1670-71 AD
A treatise on religious practices, Persian manuscript on paper, 309ff. plus four fly-leaves, each folio with 27ll. of black naskh script, titles and important words picked out in red, text within black-ruled silver frame, with catchwords, marginal notes and commentaries, opening bifolio with illuminated headpiece, with H. Kevorkian label, in probably original Indian gilt black shagreen binding
Text panel 10 3/8 x 6in. (26.3 x 15.4cm.); folio 14 1/8 x 9 ¾in. (38.3 x 24.6cm.)
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This manuscript also includes a renowned collection of hadith, Al-Mujtaba of Al-Nasa'i and another religious treatise by Sayyid Radi al-Din bin Tawus, Kitab Muhaj al-da'wat wa minhaj al-'abadat. Each of these have a dated and signed colophon.
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The Hagop Kevorkian Collection (542/1025); acquired Sotheby's, London, 18 April 1983, lot 45