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MUJIR AL-DIN AL-'ULAYMI (D. 1522 AD): AL-UNS AL-JALIL BI TARIKH AL-QUDS WA AL-KHALIL
MUJIR AL-DIN AL-'ULAYMI (D. 1522 AD): AL-UNS AL-JALIL BI TARIKH AL-QUDS WA AL-KHALIL

SIGNED MUHAMMAD AL-KHALIDI AL-HANAFI, PROBABLY JERUSALEM, OTTOMAN PALESTINE, DATED THURSDAY END OF RABI' I AH 977/AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 1569 AD

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MUJIR AL-DIN AL-'ULAYMI (D. 1522 AD): AL-UNS AL-JALIL BI TARIKH AL-QUDS WA AL-KHALIL
SIGNED MUHAMMAD AL-KHALIDI AL-HANAFI, PROBABLY JERUSALEM, OTTOMAN PALESTINE, DATED THURSDAY END OF RABI' I AH 977/AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 1569 AD
An early copy of this reknowned work of the author, The Glorious History of Jerusalem and Hebron, Arabic manuscript on paper, 218ff. (as numbered) plus 1 fly-leaf, each folio with 33ll. of black naskh, important words and phrases in red naskh, catchwords, some marginal notes, colophon signed and dated and incorporating two verses written by Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Abi Bakr bin 'Ali bin Abi Sharif al-Maqdasi, waterstaining, repairs, in restored dark brown morocco binding
9¾ x 6¾in. (24.6 x 17cm.)

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The author, Mujir al-Din al-'Ulaymi' is buried at the base of the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, beneath the city's Golden Gate. Another copy of this work, dated 1866, is in the British Museum (ref.14555.d,16.)

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