Lot 442
  • 442

MUBASHSHIR IBN AHMAD AL-RAZI, A COMMENTARY ON ARITHMETIC BY IBN HUBAYRA, BAGHDAD OR DAMASCUS, DATED 576 AH/1180 AD

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  • Kitab fihi (?) Sharh ma amla’ahu al-Wazir ‘Awn al-Din Abu’l Muzaffar Yahya ibn Muhammad ibn Hubayra fi ‘ilm sina’at al-h(isab) [A commentary on arithmetic by Ibn Hubayra, copied by Abd al-Aziz ibn Dulaf ibn Abi Talib]. Baghdad or Damascus, Abbasid, dated 576 AH/1180 AD
4to (230 x 170mm.), Arabic manuscript on paper, 102 leaves plus 2 fly-leaves, 21 lines or fewer to the page, written by two or possibly three hands in naskh in two tones of brown ink, headings in bolder naskh, marginal comments in different hands, several diagrams throughout, in brown Mamluk binding decorated with a central stamped medallion and edge bands with interlacing geometrical motives, the flap-doublure with a chequered-motif linen, some paper repairs (not affecting the text), some pages loose but likely to be complete, various stains and minor holes, the binding slightly scratched and worn
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