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Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad ibn Isma’il ibn Ibrahim al-Bukhari (d.870 AD), Volume II of Al-Jami’ al-Sahih (a canonical collection of traditions), North Africa or Spain, 14th century 
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LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
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Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad ibn Isma’il ibn Ibrahim al-Bukhari (d.870 AD), Volume II of Al-Jami’ al-Sahih (a canonical collection of traditions), North Africa or Spain, 14th century 
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad ibn Isma’il ibn Ibrahim al-Bukhari (d.870 AD), Volume II of Al-Jami’ al-Sahih (a canonical collection of traditions), North Africa or Spain, 14th century 
Arabic manuscript on paper, 225 leaves plus 2 flyleaves, 32 lines to the page, written in small Maghribi script in black ink, catchwords and titles in bolder Maghribi, in later Ottoman red morocco binding
25.3 by 17cm.
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Catalogue Note

Born in Bukhara in 810 AD, Muhammad ibn Isma'il al-Bukhari wrote his Al-Jami' al-Sahih (now prominently known as the Sahih al-Bukhari) as a compilation of 7,397 traditions selected from the 600,000 hadith that were extant in his time (Gibb et al (eds.), 1986, p.1296). The earliest copy of al-Bukhari’s al-Jami’ al-Sahih is dated 581 AH/1185 AD, now in the British Library (OR 7755) (Baker 2001, pp.30-31).

Many copies of this work were produced in North Africa and Spain between twelfth and fourteenth centuries. A lavishly illuminated copy was sold in these rooms, 19 October 2016, lot 158. Volumes from a copy similar to the present and dated 632 AH/1235 AD were offered at Christie’s, 13 March 1998, lot 51 and 19 April 1999, lot 318; other contemporaneous examples were sold in Christie’s, 16 October 2001, lot 29 and 26 April 1994, lot 60. See also C. Brockelmann, GAL, I. 157, S. I. 260.

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