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A COLLECTION OF TWENTY MANUSCRIPTS
A COLLECTION OF TWENTY MANUSCRIPTS

MOSTLY OTTOMAN TURKEY, PROVINCES AND IRAN, 16TH TO 19TH CENTURY

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A COLLECTION OF TWENTY MANUSCRIPTS
MOSTLY OTTOMAN TURKEY, PROVINCES AND IRAN, 16TH TO 19TH CENTURY
Comprising Kitab al-Risala al-Muhammadiya, Anatolia, 16th century, a description of the qualities of the Prophet Muhammad and the Caliphs, Turkish manuscript on paper, 278ff., 17ll. of naskh script arranged in two columns, in modern burgundy binding; a good Ottoman treatise arranged by alphabetical order, 17th/18th century, 245ff., 7ll. of naskh script, in modern burgundy binding; a provincial Ottoman manuscript, ma'arif al-asrar, 17th/18th century, 19ll. of black ottoman naskh script, in stamped paper covered binding; a provincial Ottoman manuscript, Turkey, dated AH 1210, 104ff., 13ll. of black naskh script, in modern green binding; a provincial Ottoman manuscript, kitab Qawjah Sufi, Turkey, 19th century, 14ff., 13ll. of black naskh script, in modern brown morocco; a provincial Ottoman manuscript, dated 22 Shawwal AH 930 or AH 960, 127ff., 17ll. of black naskh script arranged in two columns, in modern binding; an Ottoman manuscript, dated Jumada II AH 1200, 55ff., 21ll. of black naskh script, in modern burgundy binding; an Ottoman manuscript on grammar, 19th century, 29ff., in black naskh script, in modern burgundy binding; an Ottoman manuscript, signed Yusuf al-ma'ruf bi-Hafiz al-Qur'an, 18th/19th century, 179ff., 17ll. of naskh script, in 18th century Ottoman gilt brown morocco binding with flap, bookplate of "The Brother Julian, F.S.C. Collection, New York ; a provincial Ottoman manuscript, Kitab bida'at al-hikam, 19th century, 42ff., 21ll. of black naskh script, in modern black binding; an Ottoman manuscript, kitab Ustuwani Muhammad Efendi, anonymous treatise on the tenets of Islam, 18th/19th century, 13ll. of black naskh script, in modern green binding; an interesting Ottoman treatise, dated AH 952, 73ff., 19ll. of small black naskh script, red and black illuminated heading, colophon in shikasteh ta'liq, in restored 17th century Ottoman binding; a provincial Ottoman work, dated AH 1207, 318ff., 19ll. of black naskh script, colophon signed, in modern brown binding; Khulasat al-Nasab, "A Genealogical Account of the Tribes of Afghans, probably Iran, early 19th century, 62ff., 15ll. of black nasta'liq script, in brown morocco binding with gilt borders; a provincial Persian manuscript, 18th/19th century, 15ll. of black nasta'liq script, in black morocco binding with loose cover; an Indian Khamsa, 18th century, 11ll. of black nasta'liq script arranged in two columns, seal impression dated AH 1192, in stamped binding with gilt medallion; a collection of Persian letters "on various subjects", some dated AH 1200, Iran, nasta'liq script, in 19th century reddish brown binding; a 19th century Persian work in its original reddish brown morocco binding, dated Muharram AH 1193; a 19th century Persian manuscript in modern dark brown binding with flap, 257ff.; a Persian manuscript in safina format, 19th century, in nasta'liq script, in possibly original gilt brown morocco binding (20)

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For another copy of Kitab al-Risala al-Muhammadiya, see Christie's South Kensington, The Saeed Motamed Collection - Part I, 23 April 2013, lot 162.

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