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    Sale 13206

    Islamic Manuscripts Featuring The Mohamed Makiya Collection

    18 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 24

    THIRTEEN RELIGIOUS WORKS

    INDIA, IRAN AND CENTRAL ASIA, 16TH-19TH CENTURY

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    THIRTEEN RELIGIOUS WORKS
    INDIA, IRAN AND CENTRAL ASIA, 16TH-19TH CENTURY
    Comprising an Indian copy of Al-Jazuli's Dala'il al-khayrat, 104ff., with illuminated headpiece and two original illustrations, colophon dated AH 943 and signed 'Abdullah, in modern binding; a 19th century Indian Dala'il al-Khayrat, 154ff., with fine illuminated headpiece and two original illustrations, in gilt red morocco binding; and another, 112ff. with illuminated frontispiece and two original illustrations, in stamped morocco binding; a 16th or 17th century Persian treatise on fiqh, 127ff., with Iranian export stamp, in modern binding; a 19th century Chinese prayer book, 61ff., in original morocco binding; a 16th or 17th century treatise on logic Al-qawa'id al-mantiqiya fi sharh al-risala al-shamsiya, 96ff., colophon with added (?) date of AH 835, in modern stamped binding; a 17th century Safavid religious manual, 'Uddat al-a'i wa najah al-sa'i, 143ff., colophon signed and dated AH 1110, with H. Kevorkian's hand written note, in plain reddish morocco binding; a Qajar treatise on Shi' law, 270ff., with H. Kevorkian's hand written notes, colophon dated AH 1289, with Iranian export stamps, in plain brown morocco binding; a late Safavid prayer book, 325ff., fine illuminated opening bifolio, colophon signed and dated AH 1208, in Qajar floral lacquer binding; a 17th century copy of Baha al-Din al-'Amili's Miftah al-falah, 200ff., with Iranian export stamps, in black morocco binding; an 18th century prayer book, 93ff., incomplete at end, dates of AH 1140 and AH 1206 on fly leaf, in plain brown morocco binding; a Safavid copy of Al-sahifa al-sajjadiya, 151ff., with finely illuminated opening bifolio, colophon dated AH 1129, in green morocco binding; an Indian prayer book, 288ff., dated AH 1110, in modern binding


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    Provenance

    Dala'il al-Khayrat (red binding), acquired Sotheby's 22 November 1984, lot 141
    'Uddat al-a'i wa najah al-sa'i, The Hagop Kevorkian Collection (1238), acquired Sotheby's, 18 April 1983, lot 57/10
    Treatise on Shi'i law, The Hagop Kevorkian Collection (1124), acquired Sotheby's, 18 April 1983, lot 52/11