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Auction: Fine Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper
was auctioned on: 6 December 2017
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Malta printed Arabic children's book.- Mavor (William Fordyce) [Sharḥ ṭabāyiʻ ʼal-ḥayawān. ʼal-Juzʼ 1, Fī dhawāt ʼal-ʼarbaʻ wa-ʼal-ṭayr], Malta, 1841.

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Estimate: £300 - £400
ca. US$401 - US$535
Price realised:  n. a.
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Malta printed Arabic.- Mavor (William Fordyce) and others. [Sharḥ ṭabāyiʻ ʼal-ḥayawān. ʼal-Juzʼ 1, Fī dhawāt ʼal-ʼarbaʻ wa-ʼal-ṭayr], stamps or signature erased from title, causing thinning to paper, spotting or foxing, contemporary cloth-backed marbled boards, majority of original printed paper label to spine, hinges weak, spine worn, 8vo, Malta, 1841 ⁂ A rare copy of this work printed on Malta. It is a translation of William Fordyce Mavor's Elements of Natural History in the Animal Kingdom, Chiefly Intended for the use of Schools and young Persons, and incorporates Damīrī's Ḥayāt ʼal-ḥayawān., and an original poem by Shidyāq.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Forum Auctions
Title: Fine Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper
Date of the auction: 6 Dec 2017
Address: Forum Auctions
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SW8 4LP London
United Kingdom
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