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Works on Paper from the Islamic and Near Eastern Worlds
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Works on Paper from the Islamic and Near Eastern Worlds

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Auction dates
Oct 30, 2020 10:30 AM GMT
Viewing dates
Oct 26, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM GMT
Oct 27, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM GMT
Oct 28, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM GMT
Oct 29, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM GMT
Auction currency
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Buyer's premium
25 % (exc. Sales tax)
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There are 107 lots within this auction
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Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ "Descriptio Imperii Turcici" printed on paper [Probably Amsterdam, c. 1606]
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
380 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Brion. "Perse, Turquie Asiatique et Arabie", engraved map on paper [Paris, 1786]
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
190 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
200 - 300 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ James Cook, A Journal of a Voyage Around the World, first edition [London, 1771]
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1
0 GBP
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11,000 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Anthimos, Al-Hidaya al-Qawiya ila l'amana al-Mustaqima, first edition [Austria (Vienna), 1792]
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1
0 GBP
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2,800 GBP
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GBP
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3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Jean Chardin, , Voyages du Chevalier Chardin, edition nouvelle by Le Normant [Paris, 1811]
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1
0 GBP
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1,400 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
1,500 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Yusuf Nabi, Dhayl-i Siyar-i Nabawi, Bulaq Press [Egypt (Cairo) dated Jumada 1248 AH (1832-33)]
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1
0 GBP
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420 GBP
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GBP
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500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Tafsir al-Tabayaan al-Qur'an, Bulaq Press [Egypt (Cairo), 1256 AH (1840-41 AD)]
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1
0 GBP
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500 GBP
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GBP
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600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Rev. Robert Walsh, Constantinople and the Scenery, first series [London, Fisher & Son, c. 1840]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
140 GBP
Max bid
GBP
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150 - 200 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Arthur J. Joyce, The Cossack and the Turk, first edition [London, 1853]
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
280 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Frederick George, three illustrations for the Illustrated London News [Egypt, c. 1870]
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
140 GBP
Max bid
GBP
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200 - 300 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Abu Hanifa al-Nu'man, Kitab al-Fatawaa al-Anqariyaa, Bulaq press [Egypt, 1281 AH (1864-65 AD)]
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1
0 GBP
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420 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Dora al-Nas'heen (a book of sermons), Bulaq Press [Egypt (Cairo), 1279 AH (1862 AD)]
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
380 GBP
Max bid
GBP
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400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Tarikh Muhammad Pasha (the history of Muhammad Pasha), [probably Constantinople, 1290 AH (1873 AD)
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
240 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
300 - 500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Sharaf and Sherafat, rare limited edition facsimile publication [Offset Press, Tehran, April 1976]
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
950 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Egypt, Damascus and the Holy Lands, by Arnoux, Bonfils and Zangaki [various, c. 1880-1900]
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
190 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
300 - 500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Edmondo de Amicis, Constantinople, first edition [Philadelphia, Henry T. Coates & co., 1896]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
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60 GBP
Max bid
GBP
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100 - 150 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Russo-Turkic and -Perso printing, three publications [Tashkent and Kazan, 1896-1909]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
950 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
1,200 - 1,800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ "My three weeks at Pera" printed by Phebus [Turkey (Beyoglu region), dated September 1902]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
1,900 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Algiers and Tunisia, album of photographs [Algiers and Tunisia, c.1905]
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
480 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ The Sennar Dam and the Gezira Irrigation Scheme [London and Sudan (Al-Jazirah region), 1923-1924]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
140 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
200 - 300 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Vast album of original photographs and post-cards [mostly Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, c. 1908]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
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950 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ "Kem" Kimon E Marengo. Set of 5 World War II propaganda posters depicting adaptations of Shahnameh
Quantity
1
320 GBP
Opening bid
320 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Early photography of Ceylon, including some by Scowen [Sri Lanka (Ceylon), c. 1890]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
190 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
300 - 500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Photographs of India by Murray, Bourne and Shepherd [India, most late nineteenth century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
380 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Kufic Qur'an, on parchment [North Africa or Near East, second half of the ninth century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
2,800 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from an Abbasid Qur'an, on parchment [probably North Africa, ninth or early tenth century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
480 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Maqamat al-Hariri, manuscript on paper [Mamluk territories, second half of the thirteenth century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
3,800 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Mamluk Qur'an, illuminated manuscript on paper [Mamluk Egypt, c. 1400]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
380 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaves from Qur'ans [North Africa and the Near East, thirteenth to fifteenth centuries]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
190 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
300 - 500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Tafsir Li'bab al-Ta'wil fi Ma'ani al-Tanzil, manuscript on paper [Granada, 890 AH (1485 AD)]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
950 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Tuhfa al'Arib fi al-Radi ila Ahl al-Salib, manuscript on paper [Granada, 913 AH (1507 AD)]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
3,500 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Qur'anic writing board, ink on wooden panel with handle [probably Somalia, early twentieth century]
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
190 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
200 - 300 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Qur'anic writing board, wooden panel [West Africa (probably Morocco), early twentieth century]
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1
0 GBP
Opening bid
190 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
200 - 300 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Al-Ghunya Li Talibi Tariq Al-Haqq, manuscript on paper [Maghreb, dated "1274" AH (1857 AD)]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
950 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Kitab al-Jawharah al-Nafisah..., manuscript on paper ["the Holy city of Jerusalem", dated 1551 AD]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
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1,900 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Safar Youhna al-Ra'ani, manuscript on paper ["The Holy City of Jerusalem", dated 9 April 1579 AD]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
3,200 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ LOT WITHDRAWN
Quantity
1
0 GBP
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1,700 GBP
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GBP
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Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ LOT WITHDRAWN
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
10 GBP
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GBP
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Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ LOT WITHDRAWN
Quantity
1
0 GBP
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2,600 GBP
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GBP
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Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Euchologion, in Arabic and Coptic, decorated manuscript on paper [Egypt, c. 1700 AD]
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1
0 GBP
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950 GBP
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GBP
Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Ignatius of Loyola, Kitab al-Riyadat al-Ruhiya ..., manuscript on paper [Jerusalem, 1703 AD]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
1,100 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
1,500 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Kitab Dastoor al-Adviyeh al-Mubarak fi Ilm al-Tibb (a guide to herbal medicine)
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
2,600 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a fine Kufic Qur'an, on parchment [Abbasid territories (possibly Syria), ninth century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
1,900 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Leaf from a Kufic Qur'an, on parchment [Near East (probably Damascus, Syria), tenth century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
1,900 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Muhammad Abdullah ibn Muslin Qutabaya al-Dinawari al-Marwazi
Quantity
1
4,500 GBP
Opening bid
4,500 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Qur'anic carved wooden panel [probably Seljuk Anatolia or Ilkhanid Persia, thirteenth century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
550 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Kitab Durra al-Aghwas wakunaz al-Ikhtasis, on paper [probably Ottoman Levant, 1004 AH (1596 AD)]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
3,500 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
4,000 - 6,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Jami'yat al-Akhbar ..., manuscript on buff paper [Ottoman Levant, 1125 AH (1713 AD)]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
1,300 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
1,500 - 2,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Safi al-Din Abd' al-Mu'min ibn Yusuf ibn al-Fakhir al-Urmawi al-Baghdadi
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
2,600 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading A calligraphic panel by Ismail Zuhtu, on paper [Ottoman Turkey, second half of eighteenth century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
480 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
500 - 700 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Tazhib al-Mantiq wa al-Kalam, manuscript on paper [probably Ottoman Turkey, c. 1190 AH (1776 AD)]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
170 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
200 - 300 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Collection of calligraphic panels, on paper [Ottoman Turkey, first half of nineteenth century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
190 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
200 - 300 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Arabic Qasa'ida, on polished paper [probably Ottoman Turkey, second half of nineteenth century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
550 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Calligraphic panels by Muhammad Qasim [Ottoman Turkey, 1283-1284 AH (1866-67 AD)]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
190 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
200 - 300 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading Ɵ Section from Kitab al-Hadi al-Fiqh al-Shafi'i, on paper [Seljuk Persia, mid-twelfth century]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
380 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
400 - 600 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading An Early Talismanic document, manuscript on paper [Probably Persian territories, c. 1200 AD]
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
550 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate
600 - 800 GBP
Featured lot Provisionally sold Leading Won Outbid Lost Declined Reserve not met Leading LOT WITHDRAWN
Quantity
1
0 GBP
Opening bid
280 GBP
Max bid
GBP
Estimate