Isl. Ms. 82


[al-Jild al-thānī min Sharḥ Majmaʻ al-Baḥrayn,860, i.e. 1456].[الجلد الثاني من شرح مجمع البحرين,860ه، 1456م].


Ibn Malak, ʻAbd al-Laṭīf ibn ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz.ابن ملك، عبد اللطيف بن عبد العزيز.

Place/Date of Production:



329 leaves :paper ;275 x 175 (205 x 115) mm. bound to 280 x 200 mm.


Fine early copy of Firişteoğlu's (Firiştezade, ʻAbd al-Laṭīf ibn ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz al-shahīr bi-Ibn Malak) commentary on Majmaʻ al-Baḥrayn of Ibn al-Sāʻātī (d. 696/1296), a compendium on Ḥanafī law, based on the Mukhtaṣar of al-Qudūrī (d. 428/1037) and the Manẓūmah of al-Nasafī (d. 537/1142).

Other Title(s):

Sharḥ Majmaʻ al-baḥrayn.juzʼ 2شرح مجمع البحرين.جزء 2Title from inscription on front flyleaf:كتاب شرح مجمع البحرين جلد ثانيTitle from label on fore-edge flap:جلد ثاني في شرح مجمع البحرين


Islamic law--Early works to 1800.
Hanafites--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Ibn al-Sāʻātī, Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī,--1254-1294 or 5.--Majmaʻ al-baḥrayn.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer from inscriptions on front flyleaf and fore-edge flap label.


"كتاب الحوالة وهي اسم بمعنى الاصالة وهي النقل وفي الشرع نقل الدين من ذمة الى ذمة و هي مشروعة لقوله عم من احيل على ملي اي غني فليتبع ..."


"واجازها محمد حملا لكلامه الى الصرف الى مصالحة تصحيحا له هذا اخر الكلام الحمد لله على التمام ولرسوله افضل السلام"


"Scribal," triangular, reads: "قد وقع الفراغ من تحرير هذا الكتاب المبارك على يد العبد الضعيف الفقير المحتاج الى رحمة ربه يعقوب بن [كذا] في يوم السبت من ايام شهر رمضان قبل مضي [...؟] في سنة ستين وثمانمائة"


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Physical Details:

i, 27 IV(216), IV-1 (223), 12 IV(319), IV+2 (329) ; chiefly quaternions ; leaf has been removed from mid-latter quire but without loss of text (copyist apparently skipped a leaf inadvertently) ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals (mistakenly repeats ۲٤٨ and ٣٢٣) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (off by 20 pages, mistakenly skips from p.533 to p.554).


Written in 21 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; fine Turkish hand ; virtually serifless ; quite rounded with many freely assimilated letters ; mainly closed counters ; slight effect of words descending to baseline ; kāf mashkūlah preferred ; hāʼ mudghamah looking like two inverted commas ; final words of line often superscript.


Text rubricated with headings, overlining, sigla, etc. in red.


non-European laid paper ; laid lines fairly distinct, spaced 7-8 laid lines per cm., running horizontally ; chain lines running vertically, but difficult to examine, may be in groups of 5 with roughly 13 mm. between the chains ; very smooth, well-burnished ; some ink burn ; a few repairs to initial and final leaves.


Pasteboards once covered in blue and white marbled paper (see envelope flap) with spine and edges/turn-ins in brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in paper ; sewn in cream thread, two stations ; endbands virtually gone with only primaries remaining (in green and yellow) ; in poor condition with much moisture damage, abrasion, staining, delamination of boards (layers of manuscript "waste" visible in lower board), etc. ; spine is intact but detaching from textblock along lining ; severe spine slant (cocked).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 125. Commentary on Majma al-bahrain II."


As appears in colophon on p.677, copied by Yaʻqūb ibn [?] with transcription finished in Ramaḍān 860 [August-September 1456].

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on inner front cover, "No. 125. Commentary on Majma al-bahrain II." ; on front flyleaf, partially legible ownership statement reads "من كتب الفقير ... يوسف بن الحاج محمد ..." ; seal of Solomon inscription (with greatest name of God / al-Ism al-Aʻẓam) on front flyleaf ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "57" in Western numerals on fol.1a (p.1) ; also on a white slip affixed to fol.1a (p.1), a detailed waqf statement in the name of al-Sayyid ʻAbd Allāh Adīb (Abdullah Edip), known as Jannatʹzādah (Cennet-zade), qāḍī of Erzurum, accompanied by his seal, reads: "وقفت وقفا صحيحا شرعيا بشرط ان لا يخرج من بيت الكتب الذي بنيته في اتصال داري الا لعلماء نفس ارضروم بكفيل مرعى اورهن قوي وانا الفقير السيد عبد الله اديب الشهير بجنت زاده القاضي بمدينة ارضروم في سنة اثنى وستين ومائتين والف" ; on fol.1b (p.2) a waqf statement reads "وقف اولاد لحاجي حسن المرحوم" ; numerous glosses and marginal corrections ; occasional notabilia (side-heads).

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I, 383 (49/1)

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

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