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Works on Paper from the Islamic and Near Eastern Worlds

Bloomsbury Auctions This is a live online auction with an auctioneer. Bidding is available online, by telephone or commission bids. Live Webcast Auction 12 Jun 2020 14:00 BST
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Ɵ Qur'anic 'Tarsh' amulet, containing a blessing for the blind to regain sight, wood-block printed in Arabic, on paper [Fatimid Egypt, twelfth cen...

Ɵ Muqamat of Hariri, lithographed in Arabic and Farsi, by the Munshi Nawwal press [India (probably Lucknow), dated 1303 AH (1886 AD)] single volum...

Bilolium from a fine Mamluk Qur'an, in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on buff paper [Mamluk Egypt or possibly Syria, thirteenth century] single bi...

Ɵ Juz from a Mamluk Qur'an, comprising text from Juz IX (Qala l'Mala-u), in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper [Probably Egypt, mid-fourteent...

Ɵ Section from a Mamluk Qur'an, containing the opening to Surah al-Anfal, in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper [Mamluk Egypt, late fourteent...

Ɵ Hakim Tabib Abu Abd'ullah Muhammad bin Ibrahim bin Sa'id al-An'amari al-Sikhbari, Al-Muntakhib min kitab qaniy'a Mulabib... (a work on Herbal Me...

Ɵ Two Qur'anic Juz', copied for Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Sheikh Qabilah Beni Yas, in Arabic, decorated manuscript on paper ["in the town of Al-Dhafr...

Ɵ Ne'matullah bin Ahmad bin Mubarak al-Rumi, a book of Farsi Vocabulary, apparently copied for a French traveller, in Farsi, with some manuscript ...

A lengthy talismanic scroll, with numerous magic squares and number squares, in Arabic, decorated manuscript on paper [probably Egypt or Levant, e...

Ɵ A Fine Maghribi Dala'il al-Khayrat, in Arabic, with numerous full-page decorations, manuscript on paper [North Africa, late nineteenth century]s...

Ɵ A bound Sub-Saharan Qur'an, in Arabic, decorated manuscript on paper [East Africa (probably Ethiopia), late nineteenth century] single volume, l...

Leaf from a Kufic Qur'an, in Arabic, decorated manuscript on parchment [Near East, 9th century] single leaf, single column, 18 lines of sepia Kufi...

Collection of leaves from dispersed Qur'ans, forming a teaching collection, in Arabic with some translations to Farsi, illuminated manuscripts on ...

Ɵ Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Ahmad al-Ghazali, Kitab Mujalis al-Taqiya (a work on hadith and jurispudence), volumes and II and III only, in Arabic, de...

Ɵ Tanweer fi Mathad al-Sarba'a min Nashr ila Mafi (a work on Fiqh compiled in verse form), in Arabic, decorated manuscript on paper [Near East, da...

Ɵ Sharh al-Tahrir fi Faru' al-Fiqh (a commentary on Fiqh), second volume only, in Arabic, decorated manuscript on paper [Jerusalem, dated 1134 AH ...

Ɵ A devotional treatise on the Prophet Muhammad, in Ottoman Turkish, on polished paper [probably Ottoman Turkey, dated 1096 AH (1684 AD), but prob...

Ɵ Section from a Caucasian Qur'an, in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on paper [probably Daghistan, first half of eighteenth century (apparently da...

Leaves from a fine calligraphic Muraqqa, in Farsi and Arabic, illuminated manuscripts on paper [Ottoman and Persian Empires, fourteenth to sevente...

Ɵ Tafsir al-Jalayan (Tafsir of the two Jalals), in Arabic, decorated manuscript on paper [probably Ottoman Levant, c. 1780] single volume, apparen...

Ɵ Muhammad bin Suleyman al-Jazuli, Dala'il al-Khayrat, in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on pink paper [Near East (perhaps Ottoman provinces), lat...

Panel of calligraphy from an Ottoman Muraqqa, in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on green paper [Ottoman Turkey, dated 1277 AH (1859-60 AD)] single...

Group of six calligraphic panels in a fine Ta'liq script, five of these signed and by Muhammad Qasim, illuminated manuscripts on paper [Ottoman Tu...

Leaf from a Qur'an in kufic script, in Arabic, decorated manuscript on parchment [Near East or possibly Persia, probably late ninth century] singl...

Two leaves from a large Eastern Kufic Qur'an, in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on buff paper [Seljuk Persia, first half of the twelfth century]tw...

Ɵ Section from a fine Abbasid Qur'an, attributed to master scribe Yaqut bin Abd'ullah al-Musta'simi, illuminated manuscript on paper [Mesopotamia ...

Group of six Qur'anic plaques, text in Arabic, cut-steel with silver overlay [Eastern Ilkhanate provinces, probably under the Chagatai Khanate, mo...

Single elegant plaque with inscription in Farsi, cut-steel with silver overlay [Eastern Ilkhanate provinces, probably under the Chagatai Khanate,...

Ɵ Prayerbook of Du'a, with a dedication to Amir Shahrukh Sultan bin Timur Lang, in Arabic and Farsi, illuminated manuscript on paper [Timurid Pers...

Rostam with his Courtiers, scene from an illustrated Shahnameh, Persian miniature on paper [Timurid Persia, late fourteenth or very early fifteen...

Rostam in conversation with a Prince, scene from an illustrated Shahnameh, Persian miniature on paper [Timurid Persia, late fourteenth or very ear...

Rostam fighting the White Demon, with a second miniature on the reverse of Rostam with a Prince and Courtiers, scenes from an illustrated Shahname...

 Rostam and his Courtiers, and possibly Rostam killing Isfandyar, two scenes on one leaf from an illustrated Shahnameh, Persian miniature on paper...

Portrait of a standing courtier, from a fine Safavid album, Persian miniature on polished paper [Early Safavid Persia (possibly Qazvin), mid- to l...

Ɵ Hafez Shirazi, Divan'e Hafez, in Farsi, illuminated manuscript on paper [Early Safavid Persia, first half of sixteenth century]single volume, co...

Leila and Majnun fainting at the sight of each other, scene from Nizami's Khamsa, leaf from an illuminated manuscript in Farsi, on paper [Safavid ...

Folio from a fine Safavid Shahnameh, depicting a battle scene with Bahram, in Farsi, illuminated manuscript on paper [Safavid Persia, second half ...

Ɵ Nur al-Din Abd'ulrahman Jami, Divan (collected poems), copied by Qazi Mahmoud bin Amir Muhammad al-Herati, in Farsi, fine illuminated manuscript...

 An enthroned Zal and Rudabeh being entertained by palace courtiers and attendants, leaf from a Shahnameh, in Farsi, illuminated manuscript on pol...

The Shah consulting a Mulla, leaf from a Shahnameh, illuminated manuscript on polished paper [Safavid Persia (probably Shiraz), last decades of si...

A seated Mulla in conversation with a youth, leaf from a Shahnameh, in Farsi, illuminated manuscript on polished paper [Safavid Persia (probably S...

Ɵ Nizami Ganjavi, substantial section of the Khamsa (containing four of five of the epic's poems), copied by Ahzar' Abad Muhammad, in Farsi, illum...

Ɵ A Fine Safavid Binding, leather over pasteboards [Safavid Persia (possibly Shiraz) c. 1700] a leather binding formed of two boards and a spine, ...

Three fine calligraphic leaves from the Gelpke Album, in Arabic and Farsi, illuminated manuscripts on paper [Timurid and Safavid Persia, sixteenth...

Calligraphic quatrain of poetic verse, in Farsi, illuminated manuscript on paper, from a Safavid album [Safavid Persia, probably late seventeenth ...

A fine lacquered binding, depicting scenes from Nizami Ganjavi's Khusraw and Shirin, two large conjoined book-boards [Safavid Persia, dated 1197 A...

Ɵ Baha al-Din Muhammad al-Amili, Tashrih al-Aflak (The Anatomy of Celestial Spheres), in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on polished paper [Safavid...

Ɵ Jalal-al-Din Rumi "Molavi", Mathnavi, in Farsi, decorated manuscript on paper [rural Central Asia (probably Uzbeck regions), dated 1123 AH (1711...

An early Talismanic Chart, in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on thin paper [Qajar Persia, dated 1218 AH (1803-04 AD)]  single vast sheet, containi...

Ɵ A pocket-sized Qajar Qur'an, copied for Mirza Sultan Hasan Khan, in Arabic with translations in Farsi, illuminated manuscript on paper [Qajar Pe...

Ɵ Sadr al-Din Muhammad Shirazi, known as "Mulla Sadra", Hikmaat al-Mutalyaa fi l'Asfar al-Aqliyya (The Transcendent Theosophy in the four Journeys...

Ɵ A fine Qajar Prayerbook, in Arabic, illuminated manuscript on buff paper [Qajar Persia, probably c. 1840] single volume, complete, single bifoli...

Fine large Qajar lacquered board, for use as a binding, with text in Farsi [Qajar Persia, c. 1850] single vast board, ink and gouache heightened i...

A pair of fine decorated boards, for use as a binding, apparently illustrating scenes from al-Muqaffa's Khalila and Demna [Ottoman or Turkish, mid...

Portrait of Amir Sher Ali Khan of Kabul, Emir of Afghanistan, miniature painting on paper [probably Eastern Afghan regions, c. 1860] single folio,...

Persian calligraphic panel, probably signed Seyed Ali Jamini, in Farsi, illuminated manuscript on paper [Qajar Persia, late nineteenth century]sin...

Three full-page illustrations from Shahnameh, in the Safavid-style of painting, illuminated Indian miniatures on paper [India (Deccan), c. 1700] t...

Tanka Ragini Megh Malhar, scene from a Ragamala, illuminated miniature on card, Amber school [India (Mewar), early eighteenth century] single foli...

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