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Lot 166: ABU ‘ALI YAHYA IBN ‘ISA IBN JAZLAH AL-BAGHDADI (D.1100 AD), KITAB TAQWIM AL-ABDAN FI SAHAT AL-INSAN FI TADBIR AL-‘AM ('THE ALMANAC OF BODIES IN THE REGIME OF PEOPLE'), SIGNED BY ‘ALI IBN ABI BAKR AL-HANAFI, EGYPT OR SYRIA, MAMLUK,
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Arabic manuscript on paper, 93 leaves plus 2 flyleaves, 20-30 lines to the page, written vertically and horizontally within various charts in black, red and blue ink, headings in larger naskh script, occasional marginal glosses, contemporary brown morocco binding with tooled and gilt oval central medallion emanating foliate sprigs, with knotted corner pieces and ropework border
In fairly good overall condition, some water stains, smudges and stains, binding scuffed and abraded, spine repaired, as viewed.
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Dimensions: 18.5 by 13.8cm.