Or 15600 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
On the occult science of letters and talismans
1 copy of Tarjumah-'i Latā’if al-ishārāt fī asrār al-ḥurūf al-‘Arabīyah
A manual of the occult science of letters, the making of talismans and spells, and the arcane properties of Koranic verses, translated anonymously from the Laṭā’if al-ishārāt fī asrār al-ḥurūf al-‘Arabīyah, a treatise in Arabic by Aḥmad ibn ‘Alī al-Būnī (d. 622/1225).
Good clear naskhī. Scribe: Muḥammad Rafī‘
Diagram lines, overlining and headings in red. Text frames, in red, f. 1r-16v only.
BL binding; old binding, red morocco with three impressed medallions back and front, with green paper over the covers; the upper and lower medallions contain letters which may be part of a person's name.
Provenance and Acquisition
Acquired from Bonhams sale 13 April 2000, Lot 534
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