[ARABIC BOOKS PRINTED IN BOSNIA] Kitab al-Nikâh [i.e., The book of marriage]

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Islam Matbaasi [i.e., Islamic Printinghouse], Saray [Sarajevo], AH 1334 = [1918].

Original wrappers. Demy 8vo. (22,5 x 15 cm). In Arabic and printing details in Ottoman Turkish. 228 p. Chippings, wear and stains on spine, occasional foxing on pages, uncut and untrimmed copy. Overall, in very good condition.

Extremely rare and unobtainable online first and only Arabic edition of the book of marriage printed in Sarajevo, as a marriage guide to Muslims living in Bosnia and Herzegovina, published in the last year of the Austro-Hungarian rule in Bosnia.

The book was written by a teacher of Newab al-Sharia’ School in Sarajevo in the early 20th century and according to the title page of the book, it was sold in the shop of Hadji Ahmad Agha al-Kayyumdji, probably who was a bookseller in Bosnia with Turkish origin.

Not in “Bibliografija radova o Islamskoj zajednici u Bosni i Hercegovini: Austrougarski Period”. As of January 2024, we could not trace any copies in the OCLC and KVK.