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by Solomon ibn Gabirol, printed from an unique Arabic manuscript, together with a translation, and an essay on the place of Gabirol in the history of the development of Jewish ethics, by Stephen S. Wise, PH. D.

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About this Item: 2018. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. Condition: New. Leather Binding on Spine and Corners with Golden Leaf Printing on round Spine (extra customization on request like complete leather, Golden Screen printing in Front, Color Leather, Colored book etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1902]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - |||, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED FOR LEATHER BOUND BOOKS. COMPLETE LEATHER WILL COST YOU EXTRA US$ 25 APART FROM THE LEATHER BOUND BOOKS. Language: |||. Seller Inventory # SD11013515518

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Solomon Ibn Gabirol printed from an unique Arabic manuscript, together with a translation, and an essay on the place of Gabirol in the history of the development of Jewish

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About this Item: 2018. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. Condition: New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [2007]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. (Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request.) Language: eng. Seller Inventory # SD11015061681

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Leo Africanus, Johannes. Influential work on the history, geography, language, customs and natural history of Africa by the Arab geographer Al-Hassan (1483-1552) who converted to Christianity and translated his work from the Arabic manuscript at the request of his benefactor, Pope Leo X.

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About this Item: Leiden, Elzevier, 1632. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 3rd Edition. LEO AFRICANUS, Johannes (Al-Hassan ben Mohammed Alvazas Alfasi) Africae descriptio IX lib absoluta. Leiden, Elzevier, 1632. 2 parts in 1 volume. 24mo. 800 + [16]p. with engraved title page included in pagination. Contemporary vellum. Finely printed Elzevier pocket edition of this influential work on the history, geography, language, customs and natural history of Africa by the Arab geographer Al-Hassan (1483-1552). Born in Seville, the author spent his early years travelling throughout North Africa and the Near East. In 1517 he was caught by Christian pirates and taken to Rome, where, under the protection of Pope Leo X, he converted to Christianity and assumed the names of his benefactor. At the request of the Pope, he translated the present work into Italian from the Arabic manuscript which he had been carrying with him at the time of his capture. The present work had a considerable impact on all later writers on Africa. A fine copy. Pieters 1632.8; Willems 371; Rahir 355; see also Palau 135532. Seller Inventory # ABE-8494016263

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Kitab Al Taharah. Le Livre de la: ARABIC MANUSCRIPT /

ARABIC MANUSCRIPT / ‘ABD AL-JABBAR B. AL-HAJJ HUSSAIN.

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About this Item: 1774. Hard Back Binding. Condition: Good. unpaginated [278 pp], Arabic text, 13 hand written lines per page, black and red ink, covers of the period (very worn), signs of worm holes not affecting text, all edges worn, inside pages clean, dated Cha’bane 1188 Hijri (5 November 1774). Kitab al-Taharah (Book of Purification) is the highest aim of a true believer. It is for the achievement of purification he affirms his faith in God by renouncing all other types of divinity. This book covers questions about al-Taharah (Pureness). It serves readers usefully about questions that may be raised about Taharah in Islamic belief on areas of prayer, ablution, death, and physical needs according to Islamic Shari’ah. It consists of six parts: Water Types, Physical needs, Ablution, Tayammum, and Death washing ceremonies. Each part covers several subdivisions in the six areas. The love of God is not something inert or lifeless; it is dynamic in the sense that it calls for a complete change in the life of man: change in his thoughts and ideas and change in his conduct and behaviour. One who claims to be a believer in Allah has to make a good deal of effort with a view to pleasing his: lord. He has to purify his soul from all evil thoughts and fancies so that the love of God should reside in it. Unless the soul is purged of all impurities one cannot achieve salvation. This is known as Tahara in Islam, and it is a foundation-stone. This high objective of the purification of the soul requires intentional and deliberate efforts and a good deal of sacrifice on the part of man, and the most elementary stage in this sacred path is the cleanliness of body. By enjoining cleanliness of body upon man Islam awakens him to the realisation of the fact that when impurities on the body of a man produce unhealed by effects on his physical being and corrode his mental health, how miserable his life would be when his soul is polluted with impurities. The process of the purification of the soul should, therefore, start with the purification of the body. Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 012674

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Arabic Manuscript].

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About this Item: N. p., 1206 AH [1791 AD]., 1791. 121 ff. on Arabic manuscript paper, Ottoman naskh script, illuminated headings (sar lawh) at the beginning of each text, all texts set in a frame. Full-leather Oriental binding with flap, blind-tooled ornamentation. A miscellany of curriculum texts on Arabic morphology with texts in Arabic, copied by Ali al K. (colophon at the end of text no. 5, where a more precise date is given: 16 Rabi I 1206 [1791]). Contents: 1) pp. 2-99. Marah al-Arwah, by Ahmad b. `Ali b. Mas`ud (fl. beginning 8/14th cent.), GAL G II, 21. - 2) al-Tasrif al-`Izzi by `Izz al-Din `Abd al-Wahhab b. Ibrahim al-Zangani (655/1257), GAL G I, 283. - 3) al-Maqsud fil-Tasrif, anonymous, though sometimes ascribed to Abu Hanifa al-Nu`man b. Thabit (d. 150/767), GAL S I, 287. - 4) Bana al-Af`al. Anonymous work on the morphology of the Arabic verb. - 5) Amthila. Paradigm of the Arabic verb. Text in gadwal. - 6) Shorter notes, prayers, quotations, etc., in Arabic and Turkish. Seller Inventory # 31733

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Collection of texts in Arabic.: Arabic Manuscript].

Arabic Manuscript].

Published by Istanbul, 908 AH [1502/03 AD]. (1502)

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About this Item: Istanbul, 908 AH [1502/03 AD]., 1502. 8vo (18 x 13 cm). 78 ff., naskh script with features of ta'liq, in several different hands. Half-leather Oriental binding with a flap and pasted boards. A collective volume with texts in Arabic on Arabic manuscript paper (for ff. 43-45 and from f. 73 onwards European paper is used). It was copied by Ahmad b. 'Uthman al-Arzan al-Rumi in the city of Qustantiniyya (Istanbul) in one of the eight madrasas (colophon in a later hand on f. 78a). - 1) ff. 1v-13v. Fragment without beginning or end, and possibly misbound, of a gloss on logic (Qala-aqulu structure). Possibly this is the commentary by Qutb al-Din al-Razi al-Tahtani (d. 766/1364) on al-Risala al-Shamsiyya fi al-Quawa 'id al-Maniqiyya, by Nagm al-Din 'Ali b. 'Umar al-Quazwini al-Katibi (d. 675/1276 or 693/1294), Gal G I, 466. Outb al-Din is mentioned on f. 1v. Heavy interlinear and marginal glossing. - 2) ff. 14b-59b. Gloss on logic (Qala-aqulu structure), apparently by al-Sayyid al-Sharif, whose name is mentioned variously. This is the gloss by al-Sayyid al-Sharif al-Gurgani (d. 816/1413), GAL G II, 216, on the commentary by Muhammad b. Qutb al-Din Muhammad al-Razi al-Tahtani (d. 766/1364), GAL G II, 209, on al-Risala al-Shamsiyya fi al-Qawa 'id al-Mantiqiyya, by Magm al-Din 'Ali b. 'Umar al-Qazwini al-Katibi (d. 675/1276, or 693/1294), GAL G I, 466, as confirmed by comparison with MS Berlin Mq. 63 (= Ahlwardt 5260). - 3) ff. 60a-78b. Acephalous fragment of a gloss on logic (Qala-aqulu structure). In the margin of f. 60a is the name "'Sayyid Tasdiqat'", which may indicate that his is another gloss by al-Sayyid al-Sharif al-Gurgani. Seller Inventory # 31739

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QUR’AN / ARABIC MANUSCRIPT.

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About this Item: Full-Leather. Condition: Good. (165 x 120 mm), [304 leaves], 15 lines to a page, Naskhi script, contemporary decorated leather, light to moderate wear, 2 richly coloured and gilt-decorated opening pages, gilt borders and illuminations throughout, approximately 30 gilt and colour shoulder devices, mostly marginal dampstaining throughout, many leaves dust smudged, a few leaves sprung, copied by Ibrahim Naf''i, one of the students of Hajji Wali al-Din Khalusi Anushahri, (c1850). Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 012558

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Multaqa al-Abhur, a treatise on Islamic jurisprudence: Arabic Manuscript. Ibrahim

Arabic Manuscript. Ibrahim ibn Muhammad ibn Ibrahim al-Halabi.

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About this Item: 1853. Contemporary Full Calf. Condition: Good. 8vo. [7], (173 leaves), Arabic Manuscript, probably 18th century, originally by Ibrahim al–Halabi, between 21 and 19 lines to the page, within gold borders, significant words picked out in red, extensive commentaries written horizontally and diagonally in wide outer margins towards beginning of text, one illuminated headpiece in colour and gold, contemporary Ottoman calf, covers & flap with stamped central medallions decorated with exquisite intertwining floral and vegetal motifs in gold. The binding is worn and rubbed round the edges but the leaves are in very good condition, occasional damp stain marks to top margins of some leaves, not affecting text, first few pages have a slightly uneven top edge, (1270 H)/ 1853. The text is Multaqa al-abhur, a treatise on Islamic jurisprudence according to the Hanafi school, by Ibrahim al-Halabi (d. 956/1549). This is a standard textbook and was in widespread use throughout the Ottoman Empire; extant copies are quite numerous. The binding is typical Ottoman work. The last page may contain a colophon including a date of copying. Judging by the illuminated heading, which is of fair quality but nothing out of the ordinary, this manuscript is probably circa 18th century. Al-?alabi was a jurist who maintained the traditions of Islamic jurisprudence in the 16th century. Personal details of his life are obscure, except that after studying in ?alab (Aleppo) and Cairo, he spent more than 40 years in Istanbul, the capital of the Ottoman Empire, where he became a preacher in the Mosque of Mehmed II, at that time one of the most important mosques of Istanbul. He is considered as one of the most significant scholars produced by the Ottoman madrasas during the 16th century. He occupied an important position both as a teacher and jurist but above all, he is best known as the author of this manuscript, Multaqa al-Abhur. The regard in which his contemporaries held him gave him a special position in the learned circles of Istanbul. Al-?alabi’s writings also include a treatise on ritual prayer and polemics against the mystical doctrines of a famous ?ufi (mystical) writer, Ibn al-?Arabi (d. 1240). This major work, Multaqa al-Ab?ur (1517), however, was immediately successful, and many commentaries were written on it. The work is a handbook of ?anafi jurisprudence based on the works of four earlier jurists, translated later into Ottoman Turkish, and it became a major source for ?anafi doctrines and their applications in the Ottoman Empire. The Multaqa al-Ab?ur was partially translated into French by H. Sauvaire (1882). The Ottoman madrasa system had fully evolved when the Multaqa al-Abhur was compiled by al-Halabi. The Madrasa was the training ground for two careers in particular, that of the jurist and that of the teacher, and the greater part of these scholarly establishments was devoted to the study of the Qur'anic sciences and their various branches. The study of fiqh was the basic occupational training for the legal career and as the greater majority of the population in the Ottoman state was Hanafite, the text-books on this rite served as main reference books in the madrasas. Al-?alabi by name of Burhan Ad-din Ibrahim Ibn Mu?ammad Ibn Ibrahim (c. 1460 -1549) was a jurist who maintained the traditions of Islamic jurisprudence in the 16th century. Personal details of his life are obscure, except that after studying in Aleppo and Cairo, he spent more than 40 years in Istanbul, the capital of the Ottoman Empire, where he became a preacher in the Mosque of Mehmed II, at that time one of the most important mosques of Istanbul. He is considered as one of the most significant scholars produced by the Ottoman madrasas during the 16th century. He occupied an important position both as a teacher and jurist but above all, he is best known as the author of this manuscript, Multaqa al-Abhur. The regard in which his contemporaries held him gave him a special position in the learned circles of Istanbul. Al-?alabi’s wri. Seller Inventory # 012390

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Qur’an. Arabic Manuscript.

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About this Item: Contemporary Full Calf. Condition: Good. 20.5 x 15.5 cm, an Ottoman Qur'an, Turkey, signed, 19th century manuscript on paper, 310 folios, 15 lines of naskhi text per page in black ink and red highlights. Titles of the Suras have white gouache on a golden headband. Text illuminated with golden medallions end of verse and marginal polychrome and gilded rosettes. The manuscript opens with a double gold and polychrome frontispiece circular medallions lined crescent moon containing the text in jagged clouds on gold reserves. The upper edge is decorated with a frieze of lobed palmettos topped by floral scrolls. The colophon, part of a large triangle surrounded by flower tendrils, gives the name of the copyist: Sayyid Isma'il al-Ridâ'î Naqashbandî (illuminator) Ibn al-Sayyid Sulayman Efendi al-Bazari Marhûm'Osmân Said al-'Ajiz. Brown leather binding and gold stamped mandorla and spandrels polylobed fingered leaves in flowering foliage background. Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 012411

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Qu’ran (Ottoman Turkey).: Qur’an Arabic Manuscript.

Qur’an Arabic Manuscript.

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About this Item: 1838. Contemporary Full Calf. Condition: Good. 303 pages, (transfer of last page?); frontispiece decorated with plant motifs, Beautiful Layout with wide margins, the Title of Suras is in gold letters; full calf binding with flaps, decorated covers with a gilt "mandorle" in the middle, and more gilt on the sides (small tear to the flap); the copyist is Hafiz Ahmed Raghib efendi, Year 1254 of the Hegira [1838]. Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 012387

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Qur’an, an illuminated manuscript on paper (Syria).: Qur’an/ Arabic Manuscript.

Qur’an/ Arabic Manuscript.

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About this Item: 1785. Contemporary Hard Boards. Condition: Good. An Ottoman Qur'an, illuminated manuscript on paper, inscribed in Syria by Suleiman Kayyali, dated 1200 AH (1785/86 AD)] 303 leaves, single column, 15 lines of black naskh, some diacritics in red, surah headings in white thuluth against gold panels, opening bifolium with intricately illuminated headpieces above, along border and in panels below the text, surah headings in white thu luth against gold panels, over 30 illuminated palmettes and ornaments to the margins throughout (numbering all the Juz' individually), gold roundels marking the verses, catch-words, leaves ruled in gold and black, a few later ink inscriptions to the margins, some faint spots and stains but overall in excellent condition, 170 by 105 mm. (written space 110 by 63 mm.); later provincial carved leather boards, decorations filled-in with gold, resewn and spine and extremities repaired. This is a beautiful Ottoman Qur'an with an impressive array of individually designed marginal ornamentation, most employing unusual pink and purple colour schemes. Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 012412

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Ma'na al-Labib 'An Kutub al-A'arib.: ARABIC MANUSCRIPT/ ‘ABDALLAH

ARABIC MANUSCRIPT/ ‘ABDALLAH B. YUSUFIBN HISHAM AL-'ANSARI.

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About this Item: 1859. Contemporary Full Calf. Condition: Good. approximately 450 pp., neatly hand written Arabic text, 23 lines to the page, many words and headings written or underlined in red, minor worm holes on endpaper, contemporary stamped full calf with flap, copy inscribed by Abdul Basit ibn al-Shaykh ‘Ali al-Fakhuri al-Shafi’i al-Bayruti, 1276 A. H. / 1859. Ibn Hisham al-Ansari (1309-1360), a leading Egyptian grammarian. Imam Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani mentioned in his book "al-Durar al-Kamina" that al-Ansari learned from all the great scholars of his time such as Taj al-Tabrizi, Taj al-Fakhani, Shuhab ibn Marhal and Ibn Jama’ah. He quickly became famous for his works in the science of Arabic grammar, such as: - Mughni al-Labib ‘an Kutub al-’A’arib. (This work). - Awdah al-Masalik ila al-Fiyyat ibn Malik. - Sharh al-Burda. - Qutr al Nada wa ball al-Sada and Sharh Chuzur al-Zahab. He wrote 28 titles or woks about Nahw, Sarf and Lugha, all about the science of Arabic Grammar. Imam Ibn Hajar al-’Asqalani quotes ibn Khaldun saying: "Everywhere we went in Morocco we would hear that there has come from Egypt an unparalleled scholar in the science of Arabic Grammar, not even matched by Sibawayh". Size: 4to. Seller Inventory # 012623

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Tahrir Qawa'id al-Risala al-Shamsiyya.: ARABIC MANUSCRIPT/ NAJM

ARABIC MANUSCRIPT/ NAJM AL-DIN AL-QAZWINI AL-KHATIBI.

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About this Item: 1865. Contemporary Full Calf. Condition: Very Good. 220 p., Arabic Text neatly hand written, 18 lines to the page, tables, some headings written in red, a couple of pages have light damp stains, very good copy, contemporary full stamped calf, inscribed 30 March, 1865. Najam al-Din al-Qazwini al-Khatibi (d.1276) was an Islamic philosopher and logician. His most important work is this work on logic. It was commonly used as the first major text on logic in madrasas, until the twentieth century and is "perhaps the most studied logical textbook of all time". Al-Katibi’s logic was largely inspired by the formal Avicennian system of temporal modal logic, but is more elaborate and departs from it in several ways. While Avicenna considered ten modalities and examined six of them, al-Katibi considered many more modalized propositions and examined thirteen which he believed were "customary to investigate". Size: 4to. Seller Inventory # 012624

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Aja'ib al-Maqdur fi Nawa'ib al-Taymur: [The Wonders: ARABIC MANUSCRIPT. Ibn

ARABIC MANUSCRIPT. Ibn Arabshah, Ahmad (1389-1450).

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About this Item: 1875. Contemporary Full Calf. Condition: Very Good. Folio. manuscript on paper, single column, black and red ink, approximately 560 pages, bound in full contemporary russet morocco, tooled in gold, marbled endpapers, label on spine, 1292 A. H. [1875 CE]. This historical treatise by Ahmad ibn Arabsah (1392-1450), is describing the conquests of Timur (Tamerlane) in the 14th century and the conditions under his successors. Ibn Arabshah, a Syrian author (died in Damascus 854/1450), who was captured together with his mother and brother by Timur’s forces in Damascus in 803/1400, was deported to Samarqand, where he studied theology and philology and gained a thorough knowledge of Turkish and Persian (he translated Arabic books into Persian at the court of Sultan Muhammad Uthman). He completed this work in 841/1437-8 when he returned to Damascus. It contains first hand observations of unparalleled frankness, showing Timur as an oppressive tyrant - a depiction which contrasted vividly with European views of his character prior to this work. In the 16th century, Timur was made famous in the English-speaking world through the English playwright Christopher Marlowe’s play "Tamburlaine" (1590). Like other Renaissance writers and scholars, Marlowe’s information on Timur derived indirectly from a letter by the Italian humanist, Jacopo Poggio, published in his "Oratoris et Philosophi Opera" in 1538 in Basel. Poggio’s admiration for Timur derived from and supported the notion that not only classical figures, such as Alexander, but also contemporary leaders were capable of great achievement and conquest. Size: Folio. Seller Inventory # 012723

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