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ABU HAMID AL-GHAZALI (D 1111 AD): KIMIYA SA'ADAT (THE ALCHE...

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Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500
ca. US$4,184 - US$5,858
Price realised:  £4,750
ca. US$7,950
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ABU HAMID AL-GHAZALI (D. 1111 AD): KIMIYA SA'ADAT ( THE ALCHEMY OF HAPPINESS )
SIGNED HAYDAR BIN ISMA'IL BIN MUHAMMAD BIN 'ALI, TIMURID IRAN, DATED FROM END OF JUMADA I AH 896/ BEGINNING OF APRIL 1491 AD TO FRIDAY 7 SAFAR AH 897/10 DECEMBER 1491 AD
ABU HAMID AL-GHAZALI (D. 1111 AD): KIMIYA SA'ADAT ( THE ALCHEMY OF HAPPINESS ) SIGNED HAYDAR BIN ISMA'IL BIN MUHAMMAD BIN 'ALI, TIMURID IRAN, DATED FROM END OF JUMADA I AH 896/ BEGINNING OF APRIL 1491 AD TO FRIDAY 7 SAFAR AH 897/10 DECEMBER 1491 AD A famous work on the religious and moral duties of a believer, Persian manuscript on paper, 461ff. as numbered plus three fly-leaves, each folio with 23ll. of elegant neat black naskh script, titles and important words in larger gold, blue, red and dark red thuluth script, occasional titles in cartouches, text within gold and polychrome rules, opening folio with finely illuminated headpiece, following three chapters with simple gold floral illumination and elegant tables of content, signed and dated after part I and part II, dated in two following colophons, some folios loose in binding, on fine non European paper without apparent watermark, in Safavid gilt and stamped brown morocco binding, the doublures with decoupe decoration Text panel 6.1/2 x 3.1/2in. (16.6 x 9cm.); folio 9.3/4 x 6.1/8in. (24.9 x 15.5cm.)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Arts & Textiles of the Islamic and Indian Worlds
Date of the auction: 11 Apr 2014
Address: Christie's
11 April 2014, London, South Kensington