London, South Kensington
18 April 2016
THREE OTTOMAN MANUALS
TURKEY AND SYRIA, 16TH-19TH CENTURY
Comprising a scientific compendium on various subjects of geometry, including a work on astrolabes, from various authors including Baha al-Din al-'Amili, Arabic manuscript on coloured paper, 121ff., in black cursive script, signed Muhammad 'Atif Zadeh Qayujaqali, dated AH 1251 and 1256 in Damascus, each section with clear title, with diagrams and tables, in black binding; Sharh al-yasmina fi al-jabr wa al-muqabala by Abu al-'Abbas Shihab al-Din Ahmad bin al-Ha'im, on algebra, 99ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, colophon signed and dated AH 1191, copious marginal notes, in marbled paper covered binding; and an early and short treatise (risala) by the Ottoman erudite and Shaykh al-Islam Kamal Pasha Zadeh in Turkish, 6ff., dated AH 965 , in pink paper binding
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