London, South Kensington
18 April 2016
MUHAMMAD BIN 'ABD Al-HAQQ, IBN SAB'IN (D. 1268 AD): A MANUAL ON SUFISM AND PRAYERS
MOROCCO, CIRCA 1900
Including works by other authors, Arabic manuscript on paper, 89ff. plus two fly-leaves, each folio with 17ll. of rounded maghribi script, titles and important words and sentences picked out in blue or pink, some titles in larger black script, text within blue and pink rules, opening folio with illuminated headpiece in gold and polychrome, ending with index, paginated, in original gilt, tooled and stamped red morocco binding
Text panel 5 ¾ x 3 ½in. (14.6 x 8.8cm.); folio 8 3/8 x 5 3/8in. (21.1 x 13.8cm.)
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Ibn Sab'in is a 13th century philosopher from Murcia, Spain who lived in Ceuta. His important mystic writings are very much in the tradition of Ibn 'Arabi.
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