Isl. Ms. 143


[Sharḥ al-Taṣrīf al-ʻIzzī ... etc.,1045, i.e. 1636].[شرح التصريف العزي ... الخ,1045ه, 1636م].


Zanjānī, Yaḥyá ibn Ibrāhīm ibn ʻAbd al-Salām,al-Imām al-Muʻaẓẓam,ca. 1640.زنجاني، يحيى بن ابراهيم بن عبد السلام،الامام المعظم.

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60 + iv leaves :paper ;210 x 154 (133 x 75) mm. bound to 220 x 165 mm.


Fine copy of Yaḥyá ibn Ibrāhīm ibn ʻAbd al-Salām al-Zanjānī's commentary on ʻAzz al-Dīn ʻAbd al-Wahhāb ibn Ibrāhīm al-Zanjānī's Kitāb al-Taṣrīf. Wrapped in a cover originally affixed to a textblock containing at least two different works of Abū al-Nāfiʻ Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Isḥāq al-Qāzābādī (d.1749), namely a ḥāshiyah on al-Muqaddimāt al-arbaʻ, a portion of ʻUbayd Allāh ibn Masʻūd al-Maḥbūbī's (d.1346) commentary on his own Tanqīḥ al-Uṣūl, and a commentary on the Ādāb of Birgivî Mehmet Efendi (d.1573). Brief excerpts from these two works thus appear on the leaves still attached to the upper and lower covers.

Other Title(s):

Edge title (tail):حاشيۀ عزى


Arabic language--Inflection--Early works to 1800.
Arabic language--Syntax--Early works to 1800.
Arabic language--Morphology--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Zanjānī, ʻAbd al-Wahhāb ibn Ibrāhīm,--fl. 1257.--Taṣrīf al-Zanjānī.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"الحمد لله على جزيل نعمائه السابقة واشكره على جميل الائه [؟] المتلاحقة ... وبعد يقول اضعف عباد الله واحوجهم الى رحمته يحيى [؟] الملقب بالامام المعظم ابن ابراهيم ابن عبد السلام الزنجاني لما [رايت؟] قلوب الطلاب من محصلى ابناء زماننا مائلة بهذا المختصر في علم الصرف المنسوب الى المولى المعظم ... عز الملة والدين عماد الاسلام والمسلمين عبد الوهاب ابراهيم الزنجاني ... اردت ان [اشرحه] شرحا فائقا ..."


"والفرق بين المصدر في النوع من هذا القسم القرينة [؟]"


"Scribal," rectangular, reads: "تم الكتاب بعون الله الملك الوهاب رحمة الله عليه [كذا] من عبد الضعيف الفقير الحقير الى رب الكريم احمد ابن طورسى رحمة الله عليه ذي القعدنك اوندردنجى كنى ثلا وقتنده تم الكتاب تاريخ سنه خمسه وخمسون [اربعون] والف"


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1. p.2 : [brief excerpt from Ḥāshiyat al-uṣūl wa-ghāshiyat al-fuṣūl ʻalá al-Muqaddimāt al-arbaʻ] / al-Qāzābādī.
2. p.3 : [blank].
3. p.4-p.121 : [Sharḥ al-Taṣrīf al-ʻIzzī] / Yaḥyá ibn Ibrāhīm ibn ʻAbd al-Salām al-Zanjānī.
4. p.122-123 : [originally left blank].
5. p.124-p.126 : [brief excerpt from Sharḥ Ādāb al-Birkawī] / al-Qāzābādī.

Physical Details:

i, 6 V(60), iii ; entirely quinions ; added leaves from textblock previously housed in this cover ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes leaves carried from textblock previously housed in this cover).


Written in 15 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; clear Turkish hand ; virtually serifless, though occasional head-serifs appear irregularly on alif, lām, etc. ; effect of tilt to the left ; many open counters ; rounded ; kāf mashkūlah (mashqūqah) preferred.


Keywords rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of three dots.


European laid paper with 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced 30 mm. apart (horizontal) ; crown surmounted by star and crescent watermark, accompanied by G V surmounted by trefoil countermark ; thick, sturdy and well-burnished.


Serving as a wrapper, pasteboards covered in laid paper (likely originally marbled, compare flap) with spine, fore-edge flap and edges/turn-ins in black leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in laid paper ; originally housed a different textblock ; current textblock sewn in pink thread, two stations but simply set in to cover without attachment to spine or endleaves ; overall in poor condition with much abrasion, lifting and losses of paper and leather, delamination of boards, staining, etc. ; repairs in dark brown leather ; housed in envelope.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 147. Commentary on al-Tashrif."


As appears in colophon on p.121, copied by Aḥmad ibn Ṭūrsī [?]. Transcription finished Dhū al-Qaʻdah 1045 [?] [April-May 1636]. Appears that copyist originally entered خمسون then added اربعون above it.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 147. Commentary on al-Tashrif." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "343" in Western numerals on (p.1) ; also on (p.1) ownership statement accompanied by circular seal impression "السيد عبد الغفور شكرى [؟] ۱۲٦٧", statement reads "تملكه الفقير الى رحمة ربه القدير [السيد عبد] الغفور بن محمد سعيد ..." ; a few marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

05--Qāzābādī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad.--Ḥāshiyat al-uṣūl wa-ghāshiyat al-fuṣūl ʻalá al-Muqaddimāt al-arbaʻ.--Selections.
05--قاز آبادي، احمد بن محمد.--حاشية القاز آبادى على المقدمات الاربع.--مختارات.
06--Qāzābādī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad.--Sharḥ Ādāb al-Birkawī.--Selections.
06--قاز آبادي، احمد بن محمد.--شرح آداب البركوى.--مختارات.


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Former Owner(s):

07 ʻAbd al-Ghafūr Shukrī, fl. 1850, former owner. 07 عبد الغفور شكري، مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 283Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,2/1139Kaḥḥālah, ʻUmar Riḍā. Muʻjam al-muʼallifīn. Beirut, 1993.v.1 p.251

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