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Abu ‘Abdallah Muhammad ibn Isma’il ibn Ibrahim al-Bukhari al-Ju’fi (d.870 AD), Al-Jami’ al-Sahih (a canonical collection of traditions), vol.I, Egypt, Mamluk, circa 1412-21
Estimate
15,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 23,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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Abu ‘Abdallah Muhammad ibn Isma’il ibn Ibrahim al-Bukhari al-Ju’fi (d.870 AD), Al-Jami’ al-Sahih (a canonical collection of traditions), vol.I, Egypt, Mamluk, circa 1412-21
Estimate
15,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 23,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Abu ‘Abdallah Muhammad ibn Isma’il ibn Ibrahim al-Bukhari al-Ju’fi (d.870 AD), Al-Jami’ al-Sahih (a canonical collection of traditions), vol.I, Egypt, Mamluk, circa 1412-21
Arabic manuscript on polished paper, 201 leaves plus 2 flyleaves, 19 lines to the page, written in naskh script in black ink, keywords picked out in red ink, headings (bab) in gold or blue ink, f.1a with gold and polychrome illuminated frontispiece, in brown stamped leather binding
27.4 by 18.4cm.
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Catalogue Note

The illuminated frontispiece gives the name of al-Malik al-Mu’ayyad (r.1412-21). Al-Mu’ayyad Shaykh came to power in 1412, after defeating Nawruz in Syria and the Turcomans in southern Anatolia. Despite his brief reign, which ended in 1421 after a period of illness, he was a great patron of the arts. His funerary complex in Cairo (built 1415-20) included a vast madrasah for Sufi students and a massive library, headed by the son of Muhammad al-Barizi, the Sultan’s private secretary (Behrens-Abouseif 2007, p.239-241). For additional information about  al-Bukhari and the Al-Jami’ al-Sahih see lots 8 and 54.

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