Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 140

Title:

[Marāḥ al-arwāḥ ... etc.,17th century?].[مراح الارواح ... الخ,القرن 17م؟].

Author:

Ibn Masʻūd, Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī,13th cent.ابن مسعود، احمد بن علي.

Place/Date of Production:

[16--?].

Size:

111 leaves :paper ;157 x 93 (117 x 49) 157 x 95 mm.

Summary:

Short collection of grammatical works on Arabic morphology including Ibn Masʻūd's Marāḥ al-arwāḥ and Taṣrīf al-Zanjānī, along with the anonymous Kitāb al-Maqṣūd, Kitāb al-Bināʼ, and Mithāl al-amthilah al-mukhtalifah.

Other Title(s):

عزيʻIzzīمثال الامثلة المختلفةMithāl al-amthilah al-mukhtalifahمقصود في التصريفMaqṣūd fī al-taṣrīfBināʼ al-afʻāl.بناء الافعال.

Subject(s):

Arabic language--Grammar--Early works to 1800.
Arabic language--Morphology--Early works to 1800.
Arabic language--Verb--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

"قال المفتقر الى الله الودود احمد بن علي ابن مسعود غفر الله له ولوالديه واحسن اليهما واليه اعلم ان الصرف ام العلوم والنحو ابوها ..."

Explicit:

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Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.4-p.90 : [Marāḥ al-arwāḥ] / Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī Ibn Masʻūd.
2. p.93-p.129 : Kitāb al-ʻIzzī / ʻAbd al-Wahhāb ibn Ibrāhīm al-Zanjānī.
3. p.130-p.131 : [originally left blank, now carries excerpts, etc.].
4. p.132-p.169 : [Kitāb al-Maqṣūd fī al-taṣrīf].
5. p.170-p.171 : [originally left blank].
6. p.172-p.191 : [Bināʼ al-afʻāl].
6. p.192-p.193 : [originally left blank, now carries excerpts, exercises, etc.].
7. p.194-p.225 : Mithāl al-amthilah al-mukhtalifah.
8. p.226-p.228 : [originally left blank, now carries excerpts, exercises, owners' marks, etc.].

Physical Details:
Collation:

i, 10 V(100), IV+3 (111), i ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written in 13 and roughly 7 lines per page ; written area of third work divided to three columns with verbs appearing in the two outer columns and elucidation on the diagonal in the center column ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Large, bold naskh-nastaʻlīq ; sans serif ; characteristic descent of words to baseline ; sweeping descenders and elongated horizontal strokes.

Decoration:

Keywords, some titles, section headings, and some glosses rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of red discs ; written area of incipit page surrounded by gold frame, written area elsewhere surrounded by red rule-border.

Support:

European laid paper with 9 laid lines per cm. (horizontal) and chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart ; watermarks include triple mount with bird in profile in circle (compare Piccard no.153741 and 153742) ; well-sized and burnished ; much staining.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in marbled paper (blue and salmon) with spine, fore-edge flap and edges/turn-ins in dark red leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in laid paper ; sewn in pink thread, two stations ; in poor condition with much abrasion, lifting and losses of paper and leather, delamination of boards, pest damage, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Slips with notes and exercises inserted (paginated pp.91-92 and pp.199-200).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 70. Grammatical works by Abu Suud, al-Zanjani, & Ibn Jinni." ; "٦٣٣" on tail of textblock.

Origin:

Lacks dated colophon. Dated ownership statements provided a terminus ante quem of 1778 [Jumādá I 1191 and Muḥarram 1192] though paper certainly suggests 17th century.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 70. Grammatical works by Abu Suud, al-Zanjani, & Ibn Jinni." ; circular waqf-seal impression in black ink appears on ’title page’ (p.3) and several 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 ownership statements and seal impressions on p.3, p.93, p.171 and pp.225-228, particularly in the name of one Mustafa Efendi ; dated statements appear on p.225 "ما شاء الله سلطان سليم كتابت [كتاب؟] مصطفى افندى اوستاذ احمد افندى بدروس ... جا سنه ۱۱٩١" and on p.227 "... في ۱۰ م سنه ۱۱۹۲" ; numerous glosses and marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Zanjānī, ʻAbd al-Wahhāb ibn Ibrāhīm,--fl. 1257.--Taṣrīf al-Zanjānī.
04--زنجاني، عبد الوهاب بن إبراهيم.--تصريف الزنجاني.
عزيʻIzzīمثال الامثلة المختلفةMithāl al-amthilah al-mukhtalifahمقصود في التصريفMaqṣūd fī al-taṣrīfBināʼ al-afʻāl.بناء الافعال.

Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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Related Works:

Taṣrīf al-Zanjānī.تصريف الزنجاني.

In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 21Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 283Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 131 ; SI 191

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Posted by evyn on July 12, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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