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Maghreb to the Far East

We are delighted to present our new Maghreb to the Far East catalogue containing a carefully curated selection of rare book and manuscripts spanning from North Africa and Arabia, Turkey and the Near East, Persia and Central Asia, all the way to India and the Far East.

The catalogue includes Islamic, literary, historical and scientific texts (among others) showcasing magnificent calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts and rare oriental imprints spanning from the 9th century to the 20th century.

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  • An early Qur'an leaf in Kufic script,

    [QUR'AN].
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    Rare example of early scribal freehand. A strikingly rare example of scribal freehand from the Abbasid period that is known for producing Qur'ans i...

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  • Section from a Qur'an in Maghribi script,

    [QUR'AN].
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    On western laid paper. The watermarks present in this volume are consistent with an example presented by both Briquet (13200) and Heawood (2171), d...

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  • Dala'il al-Khayrat,

    AL-JAZULI, Muhammad ibn Suleyman.
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    Copied in the holy city of Medina. The name referred to in the colophon, Sheikh Ahmad bin Muhammad ein Muhammad Tayyeb al-Maghribi al-Fassi, is lik...

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  • Rare Sub-Saharan Qur'an,

    [QUR'AN].
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    Stylised Arabic calligraphy. Rare example of a bound manuscript Qur'an copied and produced in Sub-Saharan Africa, likely Harrar in Ethiopia, where ...

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  • Takhlis al-Bayan fi Majazat al-Qur'an, or 'Mujazat al-Radi',

    AL-MUSAWI, Abu-Hassan Muhammad ibn al-Husayn, known as 'al-Sharif al-Radi'.
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    Exceptionally early and important authorial manuscript on paper. Al-Sharif al-Radi (970-1015 AD) was a celebrated poet and scholar from Baghdad, wh...

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  • Divan'e Shams'e Tabrizi,

    RUMI, Jalal al-Din Muhammad.
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    One of the earliest recorded manuscripts of Rumi's poetry. Exceptionally early medieval manuscript copy of one of the most important works of sufi ...

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  • Jami'e Sahih al-Bukhari,

    AL-BUKHARI, Muhammad ibn Isma'il, known as 'Imam al-Bukhari'.
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    Important Sunni Hadith. Imam al-Bukhari's Sahih al-Bukhari is considered one of the most comprehensive and authentic collections of Hadith in Sunni...

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  • Kitab Vigil Ijim'al ila Ta'ammulat Ruhiya li'Ayam al-Usbu,

    AL-ZAHIR, Abdullah (editor).
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    One of the earliest Arabic printing presses in the Middle-East. The Dair al-Shuweir press at the Monastery of St John the Baptist is one of the fir...

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  • Mehmed Uss'i Zafer 1241 [The Principles of Victory 1826].

    ES'AD EFENDI.
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    Earliest account of the suppression of the Janissaries. The earliest and most comprehensive account of Sultan Mahmud II's suppression of the Janiss...

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  • A fine Ottoman Qur'an,

    [QUR'AN].
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    Exquisite illumination by a named artist. A beautifully illuminated Qur'an, signed in the colophon with the name of the 'tadhhibuh' (illuminator) R...

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  • Varidat-i Mensure we Divan,

    AL-JALWATI, Al-Sayyid Hashim Mustafa Al-Uskudari.
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    Sufi poetry by a follower of the celveti order. Sayyid Hashim Mustafa al-Uskudari al-Jalwati (Hashim Mustafa Uskudari), known as Hashim Baba, was a...

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  • Silsilename,

    [GENEALOGICAL SCROLL].
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    Silsilname are geneaological manuscripts, often presented in scroll format, that were popular during the Ottoman Empire where they served as a too...

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  • An Ottoman horary quadrant,

    [ISLAMIC QUADRANT].
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    Quadrant with associated calendar. The astrolabic quadrant was particularly popular in Ottoman Turkey, and countless examples survive, mainly for t...

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  • Çay Risâlesi [The book of tea].

    IZZET, Seyyed Mehmed [Çayci].
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    The first book on tea printed in Ottoman Turkish. First edition of the first printed book on tea in Ottoman Turkish. Seyyed Mehmed Izzet (1819-1909...

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  • An illustrated folio from the Shahnameh,

    FERDOWSI, Abdul Qasim.
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    Early Shahnameh leaf. Early example of one of the most celebrated texts in persian culture; of great literary importance to the preservation of the...

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  • Shirin and Farhad at Mount Bistun,

    NIZAMI GANJAVI.
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    Timurid manuscript illustration. An early miniature painting from one of Nizami Ganjavi's most loved tragic romances in poetic form, Shirin o Farha...

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  • Majma' al-Tawarikh,

    HAFEZ'I ABRU.
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    Timurid illustrations of Chinese Emperors. These leaves originate from the famous illustrated copy of Hafiz-i Abru's Majma al-Tawarikh ('Universal ...

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  • Mathnavi.

    RUMI, Jalal al-Din Muhammad.
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    From the Timurid Courts of Persia. A fine Timurid copy of the complete Mathnavi by the revered Sufi Saint Jalal al-din Rumi.This is Rumi's most cel...

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  • Tuhfat al-Salawat.

    KASHIFI, Husayn Kamal Al-Din.
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    Inscribed by the author. Kamal al-Din Husayn al-Kashifi was a well known Persian writer on mysticism and preacher who died in Herat in 910 AH (1504...

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  • Shah u'Dervish.

    ASTARABADI, Hilali.
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    Fine nasta'liq calligraphy. Hilali Astarabadi (c. 1470-1529) was an accomplished poet and member of the literary circle of Sultan Husayn Bayqarah i...

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  • Akhlaq'e Jalali,

    AL-DAWANI, Jalal al-Din Muhammad bin As'ad.
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    Islamic ethics. Jalal al-Din al-Dawani (d. 1502) was a philosopher, poet and theologian of late 15th-century Persia, who was also a jurist and sadr...

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  • Mihr o Mushtari [The Sun and Jupiter].

    TABRIZI, Muhammad 'Assar.
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    With two illuminated miniatures. Sheikh Shams al-Din Muhammad 'Assar Tabrizi was a poet, scholar and mystic of fourteenth-century Persia, and this ...

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  • Calligraphic scroll containing excerpts from the Qur'an.

    [QUR'ANIC SCROLL].
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    An attractive calligraphic Qur'anic scroll containing excerpts from the Holy text in stylised forms forming geometric patterns and calligraphic co...

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  • Collection of Qur'anic surah and commentaries,

    [PRAYERBOOK].
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    Fine lacquered binding. An unusual prayerbook containing some Qur'anic sections alongside a number of dua compiled by Ibn Tawus and including relig...

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