Five Commentaries on Poems
Manuscript in Persian and Ottoman Turkish
16 + 6; 38 + 6; 16 + 3; 14; 21 pages
18.5 x 12 cm.
Urfî-i Shirazî, • 963 - 999 [1556 - 1591] –
1st page: Handwritten ex libris of Hüseyin ibn Ahmet Ali Kuşîzade, grandson of the famous astronomer Alā' ad-Dīn ʿAlī ibn Muhammad al-Qūshjī, born 805  in Samarqand; died 878  in Istanbul), in the service of Sultan Mehmed II. 2nd page: Dibace (Introduction) with various marginal notes and seals. 1st commentary: written by Abdülkadir Ömer el Bağdadi, dated 1001  , 16 pp. [6 pages vacat] 2nd commentary: written by Abdülkadir Ömer el Bağdadi, dated 1001  , 38 pp. [6 pages vacat] 3rd commenta...
Research Library on Islamic Law and History (approx. 1800 titles)
of the late Professor Rudolph "Ruud" Peters,
Emeritus of Islamic Law, University of Amsterdam
Ruud Peters (1943-2022) was one of the world’s leading scholars in Islamic Law.
His working library reflects the distinct research areas of its compiler in a unique way: From the history of Jihad, to Egyptian history in Ottoman and Khedival times to Islamic Law which was his main field of research over a period of 40 years.
The library consists of three main subject areas and counts a total of c. 1800 titles:
1. Islamic Law: c. 640 titles, 46% Arabic, 33% English, 7% Turkish, 15% other languages
2. Islamic Studies: c. 500 titles, 22% Arabic, 42% English, 25% Dutch, 8% German
3. Islamic History: c. 660 titles, 31% Arabic, 48% English, 9% Dutch, 6% German
1. Islamic Law Collection: 29.800.00 EUR
2. Islamic Studies Collection: 22,200.00 EUR
3. Islamic History Collection: 28,000.00 EUR
The three subject collections can be pur...
Scholarly Library on Islamic Art – Focus on Miniature Painting
Approx. 600 titles.
This very focussed working library is being put up for sale in its entirety. Main subjects covered are: - History of Islamic Arts, Architecture and Material Culture - Influences on Islamic Art - Painting and Calligraphy - Miniature Painting - Handbooks, Dictionaries - Exhibition Catalogues - Geographic areas: Middle East, Iran, India, Central and East Asia The collection of books consists of almost 600 mostly hard cover volumes mainly written in English and German. Many exhibition catalogues and other richly illustrated bo...
Reference Library Oriental Carpets & Rugs
457 items published between 1891 and 2015
This beautiful and rich reference library on Oriental carpets and rugs consists of a total of 457 items of which 60% are monographs and 40% exhibition and auction catalogues. The books were published between 1891 and 2015 – the majority written in English and German, and a few in other European languages. - The library is now up for sale in its entirety. Besides many handbooks and monographs the collection contains important exhibition and auction catalogues. The majority of books are richly illustrated (full colour as wel...