Shaykh 'Abd al-Wahab bin Ahmad al-Sha'rani (d. AD 1565), Kitab al-Mizan, a treatise on the four Sunni schools of law, with several diagrams Ottoman, probably Egypt, dated 6th Sha'ban 1273/31st March 1857

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Shaykh 'Abd al-Wahab bin Ahmad al-Sha'rani (d. AD 1565), Kitab al-Mizan, a treatise on the four Sunni schools of law, with several diagrams
Ottoman, probably Egypt, dated 6th Sha'ban 1273/31st March 1857

£ 6,000 - 8,000
US$ 7,500 - 10,000
Shaykh 'Abd al-Wahab bin Ahmad al-Sha'rani (d. AD 1565), Kitab al-Mizan, a treatise on the four Sunni schools of law, with several diagrams
Ottoman, probably Egypt, dated 6th Sha'ban 1273/31st March 1857
Arabic manuscript on paper, 396 leaves, 29 lines to the page written in naskhi script in black ink, significant words picked out in red ink, inner margins ruled in red, catchwords in wide outer margins, headings written in naskhi script in red ink, one illuminated headpiece in colours and gold, waterstaining mostly restricted to upper outer margins, trimmed, corners rather thumbed, European style brown morocco gilt with stamped gilt tughras of Sultan 'Abd al-Majid I (reg. 1839-61), rebacked, doublures of marbled paper, with flap
300 x 230 mm.

Footnotes

  • Another copy of this work, with similar diagrams, was sold at Christie's South Kensington, Arts and Textiles of the Islamic and Indian Worlds, 28th April 2017, lot 174.
    The colophon states that the author al-Sha'rani completed this work in Ramadan 966/June 1559, at Cairo.
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Shaykh 'Abd al-Wahab bin Ahmad al-Sha'rani (d. AD 1565), Kitab al-Mizan, a treatise on the four Sunni schools of law, with several diagrams Ottoman, probably Egypt, dated 6th Sha'ban 1273/31st March 1857
Shaykh 'Abd al-Wahab bin Ahmad al-Sha'rani (d. AD 1565), Kitab al-Mizan, a treatise on the four Sunni schools of law, with several diagrams Ottoman, probably Egypt, dated 6th Sha'ban 1273/31st March 1857
Shaykh 'Abd al-Wahab bin Ahmad al-Sha'rani (d. AD 1565), Kitab al-Mizan, a treatise on the four Sunni schools of law, with several diagrams Ottoman, probably Egypt, dated 6th Sha'ban 1273/31st March 1857
Shaykh 'Abd al-Wahab bin Ahmad al-Sha'rani (d. AD 1565), Kitab al-Mizan, a treatise on the four Sunni schools of law, with several diagrams Ottoman, probably Egypt, dated 6th Sha'ban 1273/31st March 1857
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