Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures | 06 December 2017

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A collection of seven Islamic works on Fiqh , in Arabic and Persian

Sold for £700

Est: £1000–1500

A collection of seven Islamic works on Fiqh , in Arabic and Persian, decorated manuscripts on paper, [seventeenth and eighteenth century]

Seven volumes comprising: (a) Shaykh Amira Hashiyat ‘ala sharh al-minhaj , in Arabic , 163 leaves, single column, 15 lines of black naskh, key words and overlining in red, light waterstaining to upper margins, minor worming to edges rarely affecting text 210 by 160mm., Near East, early eighteenth century, in modern blind-stamped and diagonally ruled binding with flap;
(b) Ahmad bin al-Husayn bin Ahmad al-Isfahani, Fath al-qarib al-mujib (a treatise of Figh Sha'fi), in Arabic , 77 leaves, single column, 23 lines of black naskh with key phrases in red, colophon dated AH 1150 (1737) on front endeaf, a few stains, some worming to lower outer corner of leaves (not affecting text), 220 by 155 mm., Near East, mid-eighteenth century, housed in modern blue cloth binding;
(c) Muhammad bin ‘Abdullah al-Tamartashi al-Hanaf, Al-Darar al-Mukhtar fi Sharh Tanwir al-Absar (a manual of Hanafi Fiqh), in Arabic , 110 leaves, single column, 33 lines black naskh with key phrases in red, 3 leaves of fihrist at the beginning also in red, some leaves ruled, contemporary commentary to the margins, 230 by 150 mm., Ottoman Turkey, late eighteenth century, contemporary blind-stamped red morocco; (d) Daqa’iq al-akhbar (treatise on Fiqh), in Persian, 97 leaves, incomplete at end, single column, 25 lines of black naskh with key words in red, recto of first leaf with calligraphic writing “hashi'at shaykh al-salam”, possibly referring to Muslim jurist Al-Shafi‘i, 215 by 160mm., Safavid Iran, eighteenth century, in modern blind-ruled and stamped binding; (e) Kitab nur al-Idah wa Najat al-Arwah (manual on Fiqh), in Arabic , 28 leaves, complete, single column, 21 leaves black naskh, key words in red, opening and closing colophons, 220 by 160 mm., Near East, c. 1800 AD, in later paper wrappers; (f) Muhammad Muhawaydi al-Tuni, Kitab al-rawda al-bahiya f sharh al-lami’a al-dimashqiya, in Arabic , 160 leaves, one volume only, single column, 25 lines of black naskh, overlining also in black, a few early repairs to edges, Iranian export stamps, 255 by 205 mm. Western Persia, dated 1054 AH (1644 AD), in contemporary dark brown morocco, central medallions stamped in blind, rebacked and edges repaired; (g) a Maghribi work on Hadith, in Arabic , 296 leaves, single column, 33 lines of black maghribi with key words in red, occasional spots, else very clean, 275 by 210 mm. North Africa, colophon at front dated 1077 AH (1666 AD), nineteenth century red morocco binding with flap, blind-stamped and gilt tooled with central green medallions on covers, spine end a little worn, some stains to upper cover

All from the Mohamed Makiya collection.

Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures

Wednesday 06 December 2017, 2.00pm

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