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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
June 12, 2020 02:00 PM BST
Viewing dates
June 08, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM BST
June 09, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM BST
June 10, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM BST
June 11, 2020 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM BST
Auction currency
GBP
Buyer's premium
25 % (exc. Sales tax)
Accepted cards
There are 130 lots within this auction
Category
Brand
Item Type
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C. Niebuhr, Description de L'Arabie..., by Nicholas Möller [Copenhagen, 1773]
750 GBP
600 - 800 GBP
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C. Niebuhr, Voyage en Arabie ..., in two volumes [Amsterdam and Utrecht, 1776-1780]
750 GBP
800 - 1,200 GBP
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Anthimos, Al-Hidaya al-Qawiya ..., first Arabic edition [Austria (Vienna), 1792]
0 GBP
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
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Antoine Laurent Castellan, Turkey, first American edition [Philadelphia, 1829]
750 GBP
800 - 1,200 GBP
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M. Noel Desverges and M. Jomard, Arabie, single volume from L'Universe ... [Paris, 1847]
200 GBP
200 - 300 GBP
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Richard Francis Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night [London, 1894]
350 GBP
250 - 350 GBP
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Qur'anic 'Tarsh' amulet, wood-block printed on paper [Fatimid Egypt, twelfth century]
0 GBP
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
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Hand-carved Wood-block [probably Ottoman provinces, mid-eighteenth century]
3,500 GBP
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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Kitab Golestan Sheikh Sa'adi (the Golestan of Sheikh Sa'adi) [Egypt (Cairo), dated 1249 AH]
0 GBP
600 - 800 GBP
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Naima Tarih-i Naima, volume I only, on paper [Constantinople, dated Muharram 1147 AH]
450 GBP
150 - 200 GBP
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Kitab Tarjama al-Jalistan al-Farsi, printed in Arabic [Egypt (Cairo), dated 1263 AH ]
380 GBP
400 - 600 GBP
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Al-Khulasa al-Alfiyya, printed in Arabic [Egypt (Cairo), dated 1253 AH (1835-36 AD)]
0 GBP
400 - 600 GBP
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Shar ibn Aqil al-Alfiyaat ibn Malik, printed in Arabic [Egypt (Cairo), dated 1251 AH]
600 GBP
600 - 800 GBP
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Shudhur al-Dhab..., printed in Arabic, on paper [Egypt (Cairo), dated 1253]
480 GBP
400 - 600 GBP
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The Alif Laila, printed in Arabic and English, [India (Calcutta), 1839-1842]
320 GBP
200 - 300 GBP
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Hasan al-Rashidi, Al-Durr al-Thamin ..., printed in Arabic [Egypt (Cairo), dated 1258 AH]
0 GBP
750 - 1,000 GBP
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Siyaha fi Amriqiyaat, printed in Arabic [Egypt (Cairo), dated 1262 AH]
480 GBP
300 - 500 GBP
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Hashiyat al-Imamat ..., printed in Arabic [Egypt (Cairo), dated 1272 AH]
380 GBP
400 - 600 GBP
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Ilm Sarfand Marah wa Azi wa Maqsud [Ottoman Turkey, dated 1278 AH]
0 GBP
500 - 700 GBP
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A Christian publication on the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Church [Jerusalem, 1863 AD]
0 GBP
600 - 800 GBP
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A large Qur'an, printed in Arabic [Malaya, or Singapore, dated 1287 AH]
2,800 GBP
300 - 500 GBP
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Revd. T. P. Hughes (editor), The Khalid-i Afghani [India (Peshwar), dated 1872 AD]
90 GBP
100 - 150 GBP
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Four legal treatises, printed in Arabic [Egypt (Cairo), all dated 1293 AH]
0 GBP
800 - 1,200 GBP
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Kitab Mudakhil al'abadat, printed in Arabic [Lebanon (Beirut) 1881 AD)]
150 GBP
150 - 200 GBP
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Mu'arif Nizarat Jalil ...,, lithographed in gold [probably Constantinople, dated Rabi I 1306]
400 GBP
400 - 600 GBP
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Muqamat of Hariri, lithographed in Arabic and Farsi [India, dated 1303 AH]
150 GBP
200 - 300 GBP
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Kitab Alif la'Ila, lithographed in translation to Urdu, on paper [India, dated 1307 AH]
800 GBP
150 - 200 GBP
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Mirza Hasan Fasa'i, Farsnama-i Nasiri, lithographed in Farsi [Tehran, 1314 AH]
2,600 GBP
400 - 600 GBP
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Yemen in 1937 and 1938, collection of photographs [Yemen, 1937-38]
2,000 GBP
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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J. M. Rogers, Topkapi Sarayi, limited edition reference books, in French [France (Paris), 1987-88]
260 GBP
150 - 200 GBP
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Collection of six Islamic art reference books [various locations, 1954-2002]
180 GBP
200 - 300 GBP
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Bifolium from a fine Maghribi Qur'an, manuscript on parchment [Andalusia, 12th century]
1,800 GBP
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Bilolium from a Mamluk Qur'an, manuscript on paper [Mamluk Egypt or Syria, 13th century]
700 GBP
800 - 1,200 GBP
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Juz from a Mamluk Qur'an, manuscript on paper [Probably Egypt, mid-14th century]
1,800 GBP
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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Section from a Mamluk Qur'an, manuscript on paper [Mamluk Egypt, late 14th century]
0 GBP
1,200 - 1,800 GBP
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Kitab qaniy'a Mulabib... (on Herbal Medicine), manuscript on paper [Egypt, dated 1003 AH (1594 AD)]
2,200 GBP
1,500 - 2,000 GBP
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Kitab Tarikh al-Makke...(on the history of Mecca), manuscript on paper [Mecca, 1010 AH]
2,400 GBP
2,500 - 3,500 GBP
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Two Juz', copied for Sheikh Zayed Beni Yas, manuscript on paper ["Al-Dhafra", dated 1170 AH]
11,000 GBP
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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Ne'matullah bin Ahmad bin Mubarak al-Rumi, manuscript on paper [Egypt (Cairo), 1160 AH]
0 GBP
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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A lengthy talismanic scroll, manuscript on paper [probably Egypt, 18th century]
0 GBP
500 - 700 GBP
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Maghribi Dala'il al-Khayrat, manuscript on paper [North Africa, late 19th century]
0 GBP
1,200 - 1,800 GBP
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A provincial Maghribi Prayerbook, manuscript on paper [Western Africa, late 19th century]
0 GBP
500 - 700 GBP
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Qur'anic writing tablet, on wooden panel [probably Morocco, early 20th century]
500 GBP
500 - 700 GBP
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A bound Sub-Saharan Qur'an, manuscript on paper [probably Ethiopia, late 19th century]
1,300 GBP
600 - 800 GBP
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Tanbih al-'Anam ..., manuscript on paper [probably Harar, second half of 19th century]
1,400 GBP
1,500 - 2,000 GBP
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Leaf from a Kufic Qur'an, in Arabic, decorated manuscript on parchment [Near East, 9th century]
1,800 GBP
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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Group of Qur'anic leaves, manuscripts on paper [North Africa and Near East, 13th-15th centuries]
0 GBP
800 - 1,200 GBP
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Al-Ghazali, Kitab Mujalis al-Taqiya, manuscripts on paper [Jerusalem, dated 1003 AH (1594 AD)]
0 GBP
2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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Tanweer fi Mathad ... (a work on Fiqh), manuscript on paper [Near East, dated 977 AH (1596 AD)]
0 GBP
1,500 - 2,000 GBP
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Kitab Iddat al-Du'ali (on Shi'a Fiqh), manuscript on paper [Near East, dated 1030 AH (1620 AD)]
0 GBP
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Al-Tarabulusi, Is'af fi Ahkam al-Awqaf, manuscript on paper [Jerusalem, dated 1040 AH (1630-31 AD)]
800 GBP
800 - 1,200 GBP
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Al-Nabulsi, "al-Rihla al-Wustd", authorial manuscript on paper [Levant, c. 1101 AH (1690 AD)]
15,000 GBP
15,000 - 20,000 GBP
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Sharh al-Tahrir fi Faru' al-Fiqh, manuscript on paper [Jerusalem, dated 1134 AH (1722 AD)]
900 GBP
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
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Ahmad al-Halabi, Jadval Mu'arif Matla' ..., manuscript on paper [Damascus, dated 853 AH (1449 AD)]
2,800 GBP
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
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Nazm al-Suluk... (medical dictionary), manuscript on paper [Levant, dated 974 AH (1556 AD)]
5,800 GBP
6,000 - 8,000 GBP
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