Isl. Ms. 145


[al-Ghanī fī Sharḥ al-Mughnī fī ʻilm al-naḥw,1122, i.e. 1710].[الغني في شرح المغني في علم النحو,1122ه, 1710م].


ʻUmarī, Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥīm,d. 1408 or 9.عمري، محمد بن عبد الرحيم.

Place/Date of Production:



116 leaves :paper ;212 x 160 (149 x 75) mm. bound to 212 x 165 mm.


Clear copy of the commentary on al-Mughnī fī ʻilm al-naḥw, a treatise on grammar by the author's teacher, Fakhr al-Dīn al-Jārbardī (d.1345).

Other Title(s):

Edge title (tail):شرح مغنيTitle from foreedge flap label:شرح مغني


Arabic language--Grammar--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Jārbardī, Fakhr al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn al-Ḥasan,--d. 1345.--Mughnī fī ʻilm al-naḥw.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"الحمد لله الفاطر الحكيم القادر العليم ... فقد يقول العبد الضعيف ... محمد بن عبد الرحيم بن محمد العمري الميلان لما لم يكن للكتاب المسمى بالمغني في علم النحو شرح وهو من مصنفات استاذنا العلامة ... فخر الملة والدين احمد بن الحسين الجاپردي ... فقد خطر بالي ان اشرح له شرحا"


"قال السيد في شرح الكبير للكافية قوله وهو قليل اي والتنوين الغالي في كلام الفصحاء قليل والله اعلم بالصواب تمت الكتاب"


"Scribal," triangular, reads: "قد تمت هذه النسخة الشريفة على يد اضعف العباد واحقر الطلاب اذا حضر له يعرف واذا غاب لم يذكر احمد بن خضر غفر الله له ولوالديه واحسن اليهما واليه في تاريخ سنة اثنى وعشرون ومائة والف في اول شهر ربيع الاول في يوم الاثنين في وقت الضحى في بلد ارزنجان في مدرسة كرككرك تمت تمت تمت تمت"


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Physical Details:

10 V(100), V+1 (111), II+1 (116), i ; chiefly quinions ; final two leaves left blank ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes back flyleaf and insert).


Written in 17 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; bold Eastern Anatolian hand ; virtually serifless though occasional head-serifs appear on lām, free-standing alif, etc. ; pointed in the form of a curved line or inverted caret ; kāf mashkūlah (mashqūqah) preferred with bar (shaqq) elongated.


Keywords and abbreviation symbols rubricated ; overlining in red.


European laid paper of several types, varying in thickness but all well-sized and burnished, with some tinted (dark yellow) ; opening quires in a European laid paper with 10 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced 25 mm. apart (horizontal) ; latter quires in a European laid paper with 10 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 22 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermark with crown above bar (with initials) above pendant (resembling beads or grapes).


Pasteboards covered in black leather (goat?) ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in laid paper ; upper and lower covers bear blind-stamped scalloped mandorla filled with symmetrical vegetal design (compare Déroche class. OSd) and accompanied by tooled rosette pendants and accents, as well as border in tooled fillets ; sewn in brown thread, two stations ; traces of worked endbands remain, core exposed ; in fair condition with some abrasion, staining, lifting of leather at spine, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Pink-tinted folded sheet with notes, etc. (paginated pp.59-60).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 158. Commentary on al-Mughni fi ilm al-nahw."


As appears in colophon on p.230, copied by Aḥmad ibn Khiḍr (Ahmet bin Hızır) in Erzincan. Transcription completed first of Rabīʻ I 1122 [April 1710].

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 158. Commentary on al-Mughni fi ilm al-nahw." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "337" in Western numerals on 'title page' (p.1) ; on paper (blue-tinted) pasted on 'title page' (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 على ان لا يخرج من بيت الكتب الملتصق بداري الا لعلماء سكنوا بارضروم بكفيل مرعى اورهن قوي وانا الفقير السيد عبد الله اديب الشهير بجنت زاده القاضي بمدينة ارضروم في سنة اثنى وستين ومائتين والف" ; also on 'title page' (p.1) an octagonal seal impression in black ink ; extensive glosses ; occasional marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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05 Ahmet bin Hızır, fl. 1710, scribe. 05 احمد بن خضر، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,S II 257

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

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