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A Private Collection Of Islamic Manuscripts, Miniatures And Calligraphies : To be sold predominantly without reserve

Roseberys London A Private Collection Of Islamic Manuscripts, Miniatures And Calligraphies Live Webcast Auction 23 Oct 2020 10:30 BST

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  • SE27 0JD
  • United Kingdom

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A folio from a Qur'an, Anatolia or Central Asia, 14th century, Arabic manuscript on paper, Qur’an LXXXI (sura al-takwir), vv.4-8, with 3ll. of bol...

A section from a Qur'an, Iran, 15th century, 26ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, with 5ll. of black naskh per page, corrections in red, gold rounde...

Rukn al-Din Awhadi Maraghi (d. 1338 AD): Diwan, Timurid Iran, second half 15th century, 267ff., Persian manuscript on paper, the poetic works of A...

Al-Asma al-Arba’in (‘Prayers of the Forty Idrisid Names), signed Murshid al-Shirazi, Iran, dated Rajab AH [8?]71/1476 AD?, 32ff., Arabic manuscrip...

A monumental Ilkhanid-style Qur'an, Central Asia, possibly Uzbekistan, 15th century, with added inscription and date of 1147AH/ 1734AD, 324ff., Ar...

Juz 21 of a Chinese qur'an, 16th century, 55ff., with 5ll. of black sini script per page, gold rosette verse markers, gold verse headers in large ...

A Safavid illustrated folio, Iran, 16th and 18th century, gouache on paper heightened with gold, depicting to central panel a small bird on a crea...

A Safavid miniature of a prince offered a cup, Iran, 16th century, with later repainting, opaque pigments and gold on paper, the youthful prince s...

Imam Jamal al-Din ‘abd al-Rahim bin al-Hasan al-Asnawi (d. 1370 AD): Kitab al-tamhid fi tanzil al-usul ‘ala al-quru’, Eastern Mediterranean, 15th ...

Mamluk Juz of tafsir de Shih?b al-Din b. ‘Abd Allah al- ?anaf?, copied by Hajji Yusuf b. Habib b. Khalil, dated 844AH/1440AD in Jerusalem, Arabic ...

Abu al-‘Abbas Ahmad al-Buni (d. 1225 AD or 1232-33 AD): A treatise on the magical properties of names and letters, probably Egypt, 15th-16th centu...

Three Mamluk bone-inlaid carved wood panels, Egypt, circa 14th century, each of polygonal form, inlaid with bone borders (some missing), the inter...

Nur al-Din ‘Abd al-Rahman Jami (d. 1492 AD): Layla wa Majnun, signed Sultan Muhammad Khandan, Safavid Iran or Afghanistan, dated beginning of Rabi...

A Safavid copy of Diwan of ‘Ali Shir Nava’i (d. 1501 AD), Iran, dated 927AH/1520AD, 105ff., Persian manuscript on paper,approx. 16ll. of black nas...

A Safavid Qu'ran, Iran, early 16th century, Arabic manuscript on paper, 342 ff., with 12ll. Of black naskh to the page, two double illuminated fr...

Nur al-Din ‘Abd al-Rahman Jami (d. 1492 AD): Tuhfat al-Ahrar, signed Muhammad Amin ‘Abdullah al-Sa’idi, Herat, dated AH 974/1566-67 AD, Persian ma...

A poetry compilation with excerpts from Sa’di’s Gulistan followed by a work by ‘Abdullah Ansari, Iran or Turkey, 17th century, 50ff., Persian manu...

A very fine Mughal manuscript folio illuminated with birds, India, circa 1600, Persian manuscript on paper, with 10ll. of black nasta'liq text arr...

Divân by Khâju Bidel-e Dehlavi (d.1720), India dated 1104AH/1693AD, with later illustrations, copied by Muhammad Sharif ebn-é Mullâ Kanjabeh Bây ...

A Mughal engraved brass ewer, North India, 18th century, of typical form with curved handle and slightly curved spout, engraved with an dense desi...

A section from a Mamluk Qur'an, Egypt or Syria, late 15th-early 16th century, 12ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, with 7ll. of black naskh script ...

A small Safavid miniature of dogs hunting rabbits, Iran, 17th century, gouache on paper heightened with gold, the page divided in two scenes, the ...

A Safavid Qur'an, Iran, copied on 11 Rabi’ II AH 1061/3 April 1651 AD, 387ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, 11ll. of neat black naskh within orange...

A Safavid treatise on agriculture: Kitab al-Falaha, Iran, dated 15 Rajab AH 1108/7 February 1697 AD, 64ff., Persian manuscript on paper, with 12ll...

A small Safavid qur'an, Iran, 18th century, 333ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, with 15ll. of neat black naskh per page within gold outer border, ...

A small Qajar Qur'an, Iran, 18th century, 235ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, with 17ll. of neat black naskh within gold per page, headers in blac...

A Khorasan openwork oil lamp, Iran, 12th century, on trumpet foot, the round body with openwork lattice shoulder, engraved roundels to sides, the ...

An illuminated Ottoman prayerbook ('Anam Sharif), Turkey, signed Suleyman Serpusizade, dated 1166AH/1753AD, 66ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, wit...

A small Ottoman qur'an, Turkey, 18th century, 336ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, with 13ll. of black naskh per page within gold outer border, hea...

WITHDRWAN Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad bin Sa’id al-Shanhaji al-Busiri (d. 1294 AD): Qasida al-Burda, signed Ibrahim, Ottoman Turkey, circa 18th centur...

A small Ottoman qur'an, Turkey, 18th century, 479ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, opening two folios replaced, with 11ll. of black naskh per page,...

A Qur'an section, Morocco, 18th century, 79ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, starting with the end of Qur’an X (sura Yunus), with 9ll. of black Mag...

Muhammad bin Sulayman al-Jazuli (d. 1465 AD): Dala’il al-khayrat, North Africa, perhaps Algeria, 18th century, 128ff., Arabic manuscript on paper,...

A fragment of a wooden beam with Kufic inscription, possibly North Africa, 11th century, 53.5cm, long x 9.2cm. high Please refer to department fo...

A small Qajar Qur'an, Iran, 18th century, 210ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, with 22ll. of neat small black naskh per page within gold rule, gold...

A compilation of treatises including a treatise on adab (Islamic etiquette) and a treatise on astronomy, Konya, Ottoman Anatolia, dated 1166AH/175...

Imam Nur al-Din ‘Ali bin Ghanim al-Maqdisi (d. 1596 AD): Kitab bughiyat al-murtad li tashih al-dad, Ottoman Turkey, dated AH 1169/1755-56 AD, a tr...

Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad bin Sa’id al-Shanhaji al-Busiri (d. 1294 AD): Qasida al-Burda, signed Ahmad ‘Arif ibn al-Hajj Yusuf, Ottoman Turkey, Dated...

Muhammad bin Sulayman al-Jazuli (d. 1465 AD): Dala’il al-Khayrat, India, late 18th century, 124ff., Arabic manuscript on paper with Persian interl...

An embroidered silk, India, 19th century, of square form, with elephants and devanagri inscription, 93 x 93cm. Please refer to department for con...

Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Muhammad al-Jazari (d. 1429 AD): Kitab al-Husn al-Hasin, Morocco, late 18th century, 69ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, ...

A large Zand Qur'an, Iran, late 18th century, 613ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, with 14ll. of black naskh within cloudbands on a gold ground per...

An Ottoman qur'an, signed Muhammad al-Fardi known as Hafiz al-Qur’an, Ottoman Turkey or the Balkans, dated 25 Dhu al-Hijja AH 1209/ 13 July 1795 A...

An Alif-Ba Mufradat, Turkey, 19th century, 18ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, a manual on the Arabic alphabet, each page with 6 columns of 5 squar...

An Ottoman firman regarding the Holy Lands, Turkey, 19th century, Turkish manuscript on paper, ink on watermarked paper, folio 51.3 x 36.3cm. Ple...

An Ottoman illuminated prayer book signed Mir ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Najjati, Qarahisar, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1800, prayers and religious invocations ...

WITHDRAWN An Ottoman treatise on musical rhythms, Turkey, 19th century, 35ff., Turkish manuscript on paper, the musical rhythms based on classica...

An Ottoman work on the Companions of the Prophet, Turkey, 19th century, 30ff., Turkish and Arabic manuscript on paper, the names of the companions...

An Ottoman calligraphic panel (qit'a), Turkey, 19th century, Arabic manuscript on paper, an aphorism taken from Baha al-Din al-‘Amili’s (d. 1621) ...

An Ottoman qur'an, Turkey, 19th century, 302ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, the Qur’anic text ending with a short prayer in Arabic, with15ll. of ...

An Ottoman prayerbook signed Na’ili, Turkey,19th century, 29ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, with 9ll. of neat black naskh within gold rule and go...

A group of Ottoman calligrahic excercises (mashq), Turkey, 19th century, Arabic manuscript on paper, mostly in naskh and thuluth, comprising 3 alb...

An Ottoman calligraphic panel, Turkey, Arabic manuscript on paper, with 7ll. of black diagonal naskh above a single line of gold thuluth within a ...

Muhammad bin Sulayman al-Jazuli (d. 1465 AD): Dala’il al-Khayrat, Morroco, 19th century, 58ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, 15ll. of sepia Maghre...

A Qur'an section, Morocco, 19th century, Arabic manuscript on paper,opening with Qur’an V (sura al-ma’ida), 42ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, 10l...

Muhammad bin Sulayman al-Jazuli (d. 1465 AD): Dala’il al-Khayrat, Morocco, late 18th-early 19th century, 157ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, with ...

Muhammad bin Sulayman al-Jazuli (d. 1465 AD): Dala’il al-Khayrat, Morocco, 19th century, 110ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, with 15ll. of sepia M...

Al-Qadi ‘Ayyad (d. 1149 AD): Kitab al-shifa bi al-tariq al-mustafa, Morocco, 19th century, Vol 1 of 2, 109ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, with 23...

Muhammad bin Muhammad al-Qayrawani [al-Nafzawi] (15th century): Al-Rawd al-‘Atir fi nuzhat al-khatir [‘The Perfumed Garden of Sensual Delight’),Mo...

A Qur'an, Western Sahara or Morocco, 19th century, 275ff., Arabic manuscript on paper, with 14ll. of sepia Mahrebi text per page, with some vocali...

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