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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 48

    TEN LITERARY WORKS

    IRAN AND TURKEY AND OTTOMAN PROVINCES, 16TH-19TH CENTURY

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    TEN LITERARY WORKS
    IRAN AND TURKEY AND OTTOMAN PROVINCES, 16TH-19TH CENTURY
    Comprising a 16th century Ottoman copy of Abu al-'Ala al-Ma'arri's (d. 1057 AD) saqt al-zand, a collection of poems, 108ff., incomplete at end, with later added notes including one dated AH 973, in marbled paper covered binding; a fine illustrated diwan, 146ff., in shikasteh script, including illustrations of amorous embraces, with illuminated opening bifolio, colophon with date of AH 1124, in original stamped morocco binding, with Iranian export stamp; a 17th century diwan with later added illustrations, in nasta'liq script, with Iranian export stamp, without binding; a small Qajar illustrated manuscript by Mirza 'Ali Muhammad, 64ff., dated AH 1253, in Qajar floral lacquer binding; an 18th or 19th century compilation of treatises (rasa'il), including one by Al-Dayani, in marbled paper covered binding; a Persian manual on Astronomy including works by Nasir al-Din Tusi, Abu al-Ma'shar, Ya'qub bin Ishaq and other authors, 391ff., on coloured paper, one diagram on opening folio, in plain morocco binding; a manual on fiqh, al-Karaki's Irshad al-Adhan, 208ff., dated AH 972, copious marginal notes, colophon dated, Iranian export stamps, with H. Kevorkian's hand written notes, in Ottoman stamped binding; a 16th century Ottoman manual on history, a Turkish translation by al-Qadi al-Baydawi, with illuminated headpiece, added notes, in plain brown morocco binding; a 19th century Ottoman manual on language, 22ff., with copious marginal notes, in purple paper binding; a 16th century Safavid diwan in nasta'liq script, 134ff., heavily damaged, with remains of opening illumination, in marbled paper covered binding


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    Provenance

    Saqt al-Zand: acquired Phillips, 26 June 1980, lot 19
    The compilation of rasa'il: acquired Phillips, 26 June 1980, lot 19
    Manual on Astronomy: acquired Sotheby's, 10 October 1988, lot 209
    Irshad al-Adhan: The Hagop Kevorkian Collection (988); acquired Sotheby's, 18 April 1983, lot 52/11