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Ahlâk-i alâ’î.
Bulaq (Cairo), Matbaa-i Bulak, 1248 AH (1833 AD). - 6, 236, 127, 52 pp. Contemporary full leather binding with fore-edge flap, coves blindstamped with borders and central medallions. Editio princeps of this important ethical treatise. The 16th-century Anatolian jurist and philosophical author Ala' al-Din 'Ali Kinalizade "was a very industrious writer. He wrote glossaries and commentaries on a series of theological works. He became famous by his ethical work 'Akhlak-i 'Ala'i' written in 972 (1564) for the Beylerbey of Syria, 'Ali Pasha, the original manuscript of which is in the library of Raghib Pasha in Stambul (No. 966). This work [.] was printed in Shawwal 1248 (February 1833) at Bulak [.] and besides translated either in full or in parts" (Brill). - Binding scuffed with traces of professional repairs; spine rebacked. Interior shows marked damp- and waterstains, but complete. Near-contemporary notes in Ottoman Turkish to flyleaf. Brill's First Encyclopaedia of Islam IV, 1017. Journal Asiatique (1843) II, 40, no. 68. Zenker I, 1357 ("'alami" in error for "'ala'i"). Bursali Mehmed Tahir, Osmanli müellifleri I, 400f. OCLC 21712782. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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