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KITAB ARBA'UN HADITH: A COLLECTION OF 40 HADITHS
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KITAB ARBA'UN HADITH: A COLLECTION OF 40 HADITHS

SIGNED AL-MAMLUK AQBARDI MIN AQBAY AL-MALIKI AL-ASHRAFI OF THE [...] BARRACKS (TABAQA), MAMLUK EGYPT, LATE 15TH/EARLY 16TH CENTURY

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KITAB ARBA'UN HADITH: A COLLECTION OF 40 HADITHS
SIGNED AL-MAMLUK AQBARDI MIN AQBAY AL-MALIKI AL-ASHRAFI OF THE [...] BARRACKS (TABAQA), MAMLUK EGYPT, LATE 15TH/EARLY 16TH CENTURY
Possibly a very early copy of a work by Abu al-Fadl Jalal al-Din 'Abd al-Rahman al-Suyuti (d. 1505 AD) whose name appears in the preface of this work, on hadith, Arabic manuscript on paper, .31 ff., two fly-leaves, 7ll. of large black naskh to the page, with gold and polychrome rosette verse markers, titles in large red, green, blue or red thuluth, text within double red rules, with catchwords, colophon signed, in white thuluth within an illuminated gold roundel, later Ottoman Turkish notes, first and penultimate folios missing, in paper-covered binding
Text panel 7 x 4 ¾in. (17.8 x 11.8cm.); folio 10 x 6 ¾in. (25.3 x 17.3cm.)
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