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Lot 161: ABU 'ABDULLAH MUHAMMAD IBN 'ALI IBN MUHAMMAD (KNOWN AS IBN ‘ARABI AL-HATIMI AL-TA’I, D.1240 AD), AL-FUTUHA AL-MAKKIYAH, VOL.III, ON PHILOSOPHY, SIGNED BY 'IMAD AL-DIN IDRISS AL-KARAMI AL-ISMA’ILI, YEMEN, SANA'A, DATED 857 AH/1453-54 AD |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Arabic manuscript on paper, 158 leaves plus 2 flyleaves, 29 lines to the page, written in naskh script in black ink, catchwords, occasional marginal annotations, f.6b with a half-page diagram in red, brown morocco binding with tooled oval cartouches with geometric decoration
In good overall condition, binding worn, slightly cracked, with some worm holes, various water stains, pages generally clean, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 26.5 by 18.8cm.