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CAIRO IMPRINT: حلبى صغير [Halebi-i Sağir]


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8°. [4] index, 361 pp. old taxation stamp on the first blank page, original calf with an envelope flap and debossed decoration (binding with minor scuffing on the edges, inside with minor age-toning and staining, but overall in a clean condition, sporadic soft folds in the corner, first index page slightly more worn, some sheets loose, p. 159-160 with a narrow loss of paper in the upper part with minor loss of the text in the upper line, pp. 195-197, 369-370 and the last blank page with small holes in the margins and text, possibly caused in the paper mill, pastedowns covered with old grey paper, pastedowns on the inner side of the envelope edge with small loss of paper, overall a good used example with original binding).

This is an Ottoman translation of the Arabic text Mukhtaṣar Ghunyat al-Mutamallī ( مختصر غني ة , )المتملي a shorter version of Al-Halabi’s commentary on Munyat al-Muṣallī.  Ibrahim Al-Halabi, born in Aleppo, was a scholar, and an Islamic jurist, who lived in Istanbul. His most prestigious post was at the Fatih Mosque.

The book was printed by the Dar Al-Sultanah Sunnah Press in Cairo under the supervision of Mohammad Labib ( .)محمد لبيب

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