Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 38

Title:

Sayf al-Dīn al-Abharī alá ʻAḍud al-Dīn,[15th century?].سيف الدين الابهري على عضد الدين،[القرن 15م؟].

Author:

Abharī, Sayf al-Dīn.d. 1397?ابهري، سيف الدين.

Place/Date of Production:

[14--?].

Size:

104 leaves :paper ;180 x 140 (130 x 95) mm. bound to 180 x 145 mm.

Summary:

Elegant copy of al-Abharī's gloss upon al-Ījī's (d. 756/1355) commentary on Ibn al-Ḥājib's (d. 646/1249) abridgement of his own Muntahá al-suʼl wa-al-amal fī ʻilmay al-uṣūl wa-al-jadal, on uṣūl al-fiqh. Copy ends abruptly and appears incomplete.

Other Title(s):

Ḥāshīyat Sayf al-Dīn ʻalá al-ʻAḍudīyahحاشية سيف الدين على العضديةTitle from inscription on front flyleaf recto:حواشي شرح عضد لمولانا سيف الدين الابهري

Subject(s):

Islamic law--Interpretation and construction--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Ījī, ʻAḍud al-Dīn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad,--d.1355?--ʻAḍudīyah.
Ibn al-Ḥājib, ʻUthmān ibn ʻUmar,--1175-1249.--Mukhtaṣar al-Muntahá.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on front flyleaf verso.

Incipit:

"الحمد لله الذي شرع الاحكام وربطها بدلائل كلية وعلل تفصيلية للاحكام وابار معالم الدين بانوار الكتاب والخير ..."

Explicit:

"هو الوقت المشروع اولا وبعد الوقت المطنون تضيقه قبل الوقت و اقره اليه اد [؟]"

Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

ii,13 IV(104), ii ; quire numbering in red ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals, appears on the recto of the first leaf for the second through the sixth quires, thereafter likely cut off ; entirely quaternions ; catchwords present, though occasionally lost to trimming ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes insert).

Layout:

Written in 21 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; graceful Eastern hand (Persian or Transoxanian?) ; sans serif ; mainly closed counters ; kāf mashkūlah preferred ; slight effect of tilt to the right ; some swooping tails ; initial hāʼ looking like two inverted commas.

Decoration:

Text rubricated with keywords, overlining, etc. in red ; occasional textual dividers in the form of red discs or inverted commas.

Support:

non-European (Arab) laid paper with indistinct laid lines spaced 8 laid lines per cm. (20 laid lines in 25 mm.) ; chain lines grouped in threes running horizontally spaced roughly10 mm. apart with roughly 43-45 mm. between the groups ; well-burnished with some burnisher's marks visible ; quite smooth ; some undissolved fibers.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in red brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; doublure hinges and interior of envelope flap extending onto lower doublure in red brown leather with block-stamped vegetal pattern ; board linings in paper ; upper and lower covers carry blind-tooled central circular medallion consisting of a series of concentric circles formed with a crescent-shaped stamp, accents in same stampe, and border in s-shaped stamps and scored fillets ; design continues on envelope flap ; sewn in cream thread, four stations ; endbands virtually gone though traces remain ; in fair condition with abrasion, lifting and cracking of spine and fore-edge flap leather, some pest damage, repairs in blue cloth tape, and paper label bookplate pasted over upper cover.

Accompanying Materials:

Slip of European laid paper with excerpt in black ink (paginated pp.85-86).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 18. Commentary on a work on theology by Al-Iji." ; "٣٩٤" on tail-edge of textblock.

Origin:

Lacks dated colophon ; paper and cover design suggest 15th century.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 18. Commentary on a work on theology by Al-Iji." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle/antelope in purple ink as well as inscription "491" in Western numerals on front flyleaf recto ; price on front flyleaf verso ; ownership statement on second of front flyleaves reads "صاحبه ومالكه شمس الدين حسن بن محمد الفنري [؟] عليهم رحمة ..." ; several effaced statements on fol.1a (p.1) along with circular waqf-seal impression in black ink (also appears several other places throughout) reads: "هذا وقف الراجي فيض الصمدي الشيخ احمد ضيا الدين ابن مصطفى الخالدي فمن بدله بعد ما سمعه فانما اثمه على الذين يبدلونه" ; numerous glosses and marginal corrections throughout ; collation marks "بلغ" appear regularly on the verso of the final leaf of the first several quires, thereafter may simply be cut off.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,SI 538

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Posted by evyn on March 8, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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