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Specialist in Incunabula and Medieval Manusscripts. We also offer an exclusive service for the restauration of important antiquarian books using original old material.

Ibn al-Wardi. The pearls of wonders and the unequalled strange things. 2.400,00 EUR
Arabic manuscript on paper, North Africa, late XVI-th century, written in an elegant many-coloured (red, black or brown ink) magribi calligraphy of the same hand, incomplete in the final part. Leaf average dimensions: mm. 210/215 x 160/165; written space: mm. 171/182 x 125/131. Since the margins are too tight to house more written text, this manuscript contains no marginalia at all. The manuscript contains a drawing of the Kaaba on leaf 124. Gold-tooled red leather binding with flap. Fair conditions, edges frayed, some wormholes and sign of use. This is the masterpiece of the famous Arab historian and geographer `Abu Hafs Zayn ad-Din Umar ibn al-Muzaffar `Ibn al-Wardi (691-749 AH. (1291/92-1348/49 AD.)), entitled Haridat al-`agaib wa faridat al garaib, which is reasonably to be translated as `The pearls of wonders and the unequalled strange things`). This text is one of the most renowned treatises about geography in the Arab world of the XIII/XIV-th centuries, a large, uneven and `herodotean` narration, which mixes up informations of all kinds, loosely related in the very experience of the storyteller, about the places, peoples and traditions more or less known to the muslim audience of that age. The geographical conception of al-Wardi was organized around the sacred places of islam, that is to say Mecca and Medina, unfolding the world around that `centre` according to precise criteria, even if there still is a large amount of mythological bias in his tales (let`s think, for instance, to the unexisting mount Qaf, whose description is to be met in the very first pages of his work). Al-Wardi`s pen, nevertheless, is always eager to draw the readers` attention by telling strange and bizarre stories, albeit stretching the readers` trust to its limits. His description of the known world articulates starting from the various regions and kingdoms of the Earth, adding every detail thought to be of interest, whatever it may be: the evaluation of the distance between one or more geographical points, the comparison between cities, tribes or geopolitical situations, fauna and flora, buildings or legends. The main purpose of this work was, indeed, that of delighting the cultivated, cosmopolitan Arab urban élite.
Aus Kapitel: Orient | Arabien | Bücher in englischer Sprache | Bücher über 1.000 Euro
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Medieval manuscript fragment Missal. 200,00 EUR
Leaf on vellum in gothic script, to be dated to the XV century, of German provenance. Leaf dimensions: about mm. 325 x 235; writing space: mm. 235 x 155. Text in black ink with red headings, arranged on 21-lines single column. The decoration set includes several red and blue initials extending over one or two lines, with watermarked colour contrasting extensions, as well as red and blue pilcrows. This leaf has been re-used from a binding marked by writings and traces of use. Recto , line 12, Epistle Of Saint Paul To The Galatians, chapter 4: Quanto tempore haeres parvulus est, nihil differt a servo, cum sit dominus omnium sed sub tutoribus et actoribus est usque ad praefinitum tempus a patre ita et nos cum essemus parvuli, sub elementis mundi eramus servientes. At ubi venit plenitudo temporis, misit Deus Filium suum factum ex muliere, factum sub lege, ut eos, qui sub lege erant, redimeret, ut adoptionem filiorum reciperemus.
Aus Kapitel: Handschriften | Theologie | Musik
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Medieval manuscript fragment Missal with music. 320,00 EUR
Leaf on vellum in gothic script, to be dated to the end of XIII century, of French provenance. Leaf dimensions: about mm. 270 x 200; writing space: mm. 190 x 130. Text in black ink with red headings, arranged on 30-lines double column. The decoration set includes two big red or blue initials with contrasting penworks and several smaller in black ink with red lines. Liturgical codex with texts set to music: the gothic neumatic notation on a tetragram has been drawn in red ink. This leaf has been re-used from a binding marked by writings and traces of use. Verso line 3 chant: Dixit autem Maria ad angelum ecce ancilla domini fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.
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