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    Sale 12283

    Arts & Textiles of the Islamic & Indian Worlds

    21 October 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 52

    YAHYA BIN MUHAMMAD BIN MUHAMMAD BIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN AL-HATTAN AL-RU'AYNI AL-MAKKI (D. 1586-87 AD): KITAB 'UMDAT AL-AHBAB LI-MA'RIFAT MA YAHTAJ ILAYHI MIN 'ILM AL-FALAK 'ALA TARIQ AL-HISAB

    SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, MECCA, HIJAZ, DATED 18 RABI' I AH 968/7 DECEMBER 1560 AD

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    YAHYA BIN MUHAMMAD BIN MUHAMMAD BIN 'ABD AL-RAHMAN AL-HATTAN AL-RU'AYNI AL-MAKKI (D. 1586-87 AD): KITAB 'UMDAT AL-AHBAB LI-MA'RIFAT MA YAHTAJ ILAYHI MIN 'ILM AL-FALAK 'ALA TARIQ AL-HISAB
    SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, MECCA, HIJAZ, DATED 18 RABI' I AH 968/7 DECEMBER 1560 AD
    On astronomy, Arabic manuscript on paper, 9ff., two fly-leaves, 27ll. of tight black naskh to the page, titles and some words in red, green and yellow, one table, catchwords, opening bifolio with possibly original large bismillah in red thuluth, some marginal notes, the opening folio a later replacement, colophon with date and signature, in paper covered binding, trimmed, areas of waterstaining to the upper border, otherwise relatively clean
    Folio 8 x 5¾in. (20.1 x 14.5cm.)


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    The author is recorded in Zirikli's Al-A'lam, vol. VIII, p. 169. He was born in Mecca where he lived all his life as a Maliki faqih (jurist). Al-Hattan wrote other works on astronomy such as Wasila al-tullab fi 'ilm al-falak bi tariq al-hisab. He died in Mecca in 1567 AD.

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