'ABDULLAH B. MUHAMMAD B. MUHAMMAD AL-KHAWWAM AL-BAGHDADI (D.1325 AD): AL-FAWA'ID AL-BAHA'IA FI AL-QAWA'ID AL-HISABIYA, ON GEOMETRY, ALGEBRA AND ARITHMETIC, NEAR EAST, DATED 735 AH/1335 AD
'ABDULLAH B. MUHAMMAD B. MUHAMMAD AL-KHAWWAM AL-BAGHDADI (D.1325 AD): AL-FAWA'ID AL-BAHA'IA FI AL-QAWA'ID AL-HISABIYA, ON GEOMETRY, ALGEBRA AND ARITHMETIC, NEAR EAST, DATED 735 AH/1335 AD
'ABDULLAH B. MUHAMMAD B. MUHAMMAD AL-KHAWWAM AL-BAGHDADI (D.1325 AD): AL-FAWA'ID AL-BAHA'IA FI AL-QAWA'ID AL-HISABIYA, ON GEOMETRY, ALGEBRA AND ARITHMETIC, NEAR EAST, DATED 735 AH/1335 AD
'ABDULLAH B. MUHAMMAD B. MUHAMMAD AL-KHAWWAM AL-BAGHDADI (D.1325 AD): AL-FAWA'ID AL-BAHA'IA FI AL-QAWA'ID AL-HISABIYA, ON GEOMETRY, ALGEBRA AND ARITHMETIC, NEAR EAST, DATED 735 AH/1335 AD
'ABDULLAH B. MUHAMMAD B. MUHAMMAD AL-KHAWWAM AL-BAGHDADI (D.1325 AD): AL-FAWA'ID AL-BAHA'IA FI AL-QAWA'ID AL-HISABIYA, ON GEOMETRY, ALGEBRA AND ARITHMETIC, NEAR EAST, DATED 735 AH/1335 AD
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'ABDULLAH B. MUHAMMAD B. MUHAMMAD AL-KHAWWAM AL-BAGHDADI (D.1325 AD): AL-FAWA'ID AL-BAHA'IA FI AL-QAWA'ID AL-HISABIYA, ON GEOMETRY, ALGEBRA AND ARITHMETIC, NEAR EAST, DATED 735 AH/1335 AD

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP

'ABDULLAH B. MUHAMMAD B. MUHAMMAD AL-KHAWWAM AL-BAGHDADI (D.1325 AD): AL-FAWA'ID AL-BAHA'IA FI AL-QAWA'ID AL-HISABIYA, ON GEOMETRY, ALGEBRA AND ARITHMETIC, NEAR EAST, DATED 735 AH/1335 AD

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

'ABDULLAH B. MUHAMMAD B. MUHAMMAD AL-KHAWWAM AL-BAGHDADI (D.1325 AD): AL-FAWA'ID AL-BAHA'IA FI AL-QAWA'ID AL-HISABIYA, ON GEOMETRY, ALGEBRA AND ARITHMETIC, NEAR EAST, DATED 735 AH/1335 AD


Arabic manuscript on paper, 62 leaves plus 2 fly-leaves, 15 lines to the page, written in naskh in black ink, important words and titles written in red, numerous diagrams and tables, f.1a with a later illuminated shamsa, f.1b with illuminated heading, in brown stamped binding


17.5 by 12.5cm.

Condition Report

The margins with various annotations, stains and rubbing, some holes, the illumination possible later added, the binding restored, as viewed.


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Catalogue Note

Ibn al-Khawwam was a pupil of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi. He worked in Baghdad and compiled several works on geometry and arithmetic, including a commentary on Euclid. The current work is divided into five chapters with an introduction and a conclusion and deals with algebra, arithmetic and geometry. Copies of this work are held in Berlin, Cairo and Tashkent. For further information on the author see Rosenfeld & Ihsanoglu 2003, no.657, p.231.

Arts of the Islamic World
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