Isl. Ms. 148


[Ḥāshiyat al-Khiṭāʼī ʻalá al-Mukhtaṣar ... etc.,1076, i.e. 1665].[حاشية الخطائي على المختصر ... الخ,1076ه، 1665م].


Khiṭāʼī, ʻUthmān,15th cent.خطائي، عثمان.

Place/Date of Production:



170 leaves :paper ;202 x 136 (149 x 71-87) mm.


Clear (though incomplete, ending abruptly) copy of a collection of glosses on the Mukhtaṣar or shorter commentary by Masʻūd ibn ʻUmar al-Taftazānī on Talkhīṣ al-Miftāḥ by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Qazwīnī (d.1338), itself an abridgment of part 3 of Miftāḥ al-ʻulūm by al-Sakkākī (d.1229), on rhetoric (al-maʻānī wa-al-bayān). Opens with al-Khiṭāʼī's glosses, followed by the superglosses of ʻAbd Allāh ibn al-Ḥusayn al-Yazdī (d.1606 or 7) and Mīrzā Jān (d. 1586?) upon al-Khiṭāʼī's glosses.

Other Title(s):

From inscription on 'title page' (p.11):حاشيۀ خطائى على المختصرḤāshiyat ʻAbd Allāh al-Yazdī ʻalá Ḥāshiyat al-Mukhtaṣar lil-Khiṭāʼīحاشية عبد الله اليزدي على حاشية المختصر للخطائيḤāshiyat Mīrzā Jān ʻalá al-Ḥāshiyah al-Khiṭāʼīyah ʻalá al-Mukhtaṣarحاشية ميرزا جان على الحاشية الخطائية على المختصر


Arabic language--Rhetoric--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Taftāzānī, Masʻūd ibn ʻUmar,--1322-1389?--Mukhtaṣar al-maʻānī.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer from inscription on 'title page' (p.11).


"نحمدك اللهم على ما اعطتنا من سوابغ النعم وبوالغ الحكم ونصلي على نبيك الهادي للعرب والعجم على وجه اكمل واتم قوله ..."


"ولو سلم ان لها جزءا بناء على كونها مركبة من القدرة على هذا التعبير"


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1. p.[]-p.[] : [blank].
2. p.1 : [excerpt from Murūj al-dhahab of al-Masʻūdī].
3. p.2-p.10 : [blank].
4. p.11 : ['title page' for opening work with contents listing, excerpts, and ownership statements].
5. p.12-p.99 : Ḥāshiyat al-Khiṭāʼī ʻalá al-Mukhtaṣar / ʻUthmān al-Khiṭāʼī Mawlānāzādah.
6. p.100-p.103 : [blank].
7. p.104-p.209 : Ḥāshiyat ʻAbd Allāh al-Yazdī ʻalá Ḥāshiyat al-Mukhtaṣar lil-Khiṭāʼī / ʻAbd Allāh ibn al-Ḥusayn al-Yazdī.
8. p.210-p.219 : [blank].
9. p.220-p.270 : Ḥāshiyat Mīrzā Jān ʻalá al-Ḥāshiyah al-Khiṭāʼīyah ʻalá al-Mukhtaṣar / Ḥabīb Allāh Mīrzā Jān al-Shīrāzī.
10. p.271-p.336 : [blank].

Physical Details:

III+1 (7), 4 V(47), III (53), 5 V(103), IV (111), 5 V(161), IV+1 (170) ; chiefly quinions ; opening quire left mainly blank ; several leaves between each work left blank ; final three quires left blank (incomplete) ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (skips first two leaves).


Written in 21 and 23 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh-nastaʻlīq ; virtually serifless ; mainly closed counters ; effect of tilt to the right and of words descending to baseline (occasionally more exaggerated) ; final nūn reversed (re-curved) ; kāf mashkūlah (mashqūqah) preferred.


Keywords and abbreviations symbols rubricated.


European laid paper mainly with 10 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart ; pascal lamb in four-lobed circle watermark with 'G T' below trefoil countermark ; well-sized and burnished with some foxing ; opening leaves in a different European laid paper with three fleur de lis and fleur de lis above scrollwork watermarks.


Pasteboards (semi-limp) covered in marbled paper (red, yellow, blue) with dark brown leather over spine and edges/turn-ins ; Type III binding (without flap) ; board linings in yellow-tinted paper ; sewn in brownish pink thread, two stations ; only traces of endbands remain ; overall in poor condition with abrasion, staining, some lifting of paper and leather, moisture damage, upper cover detaching at spine, label affixed to upper cover, etc. repairs to spine in tan leather.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 13. Glosses on al-Khatai on the Mukhtasar & of Mirza Jan on the former ." ; on tailedge of textblock "٤۱۷".


As appears in colophons on p.99 and p.209, and in 'title page' inscriptions on p.11, p.103, and p.219, copied by al-Sayyid al-Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Muṣṭafá al-Izmīrī. As appears in colophon on p.99, transcription of Ḥāshiyat al-Khiṭāʼī completed in Istanbul (Qusṭanṭīnīyah) 22 Jumādá I 1076 [Nov-Dec 1665]. As appears in colophon on p.209, transcription of Ḥāshiyat ʻAbd Allāh al-Yazdī ʻalá al-Khiṭāʼī, completed in Istanbul (bi-Dār al-Salṭanah al-ʻāliyah) 25 Muḥarram 1076 [August 1665].

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 13. Glosses on al-Khatai on the Mukhtasar & of Mirza Jan on the former." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "176" in Western numerals on first of added leaves (or front flyleaf?) ; ownership statements on 'title page' (p.11) include statement "تشرف بتملكه العبد الفقير اليه سبحانه السيد ابراهيم مدرس بمدرسة ابي الفضل عفي عنه وغفر له" and statement "قد انتقل نوبة التصرف وانا الفقير الى بر ربه القدير اسماعيل بن علي غفر لهما الباري" accompanied by oval seal impression "عبده اسمعيل" ; circular waqf-seal impression in black ink also appears on ’title page’ (p.11) 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" ; extensive marginal glosses ; occasional notabilia (sideheads) and marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Yazdī, ʻAbd Allāh ibn al-Ḥusayn,--d. 1606 or 7--Ḥāshiyat ʻAbd Allāh al-Yazdī ʻalá al-Khiṭāʼī.
04--يزدي، عبد الله بن الحسين.--حاشية على الخطائي.
05--Mīrzā Jān, Ḥabīb Allāh,--d. 1586?--Ḥāshiyat Mīrzā Jān ʻalá al-Khiṭāʼī.
05--ميرزا جان، حبيب الله.--حاشية ميرزا جان على الخطائي.
Ḥāshiyat ʻAbd Allāh al-Yazdī ʻalá Ḥāshiyat al-Mukhtaṣar lil-Khiṭāʼīحاشية عبد الله اليزدي على حاشية المختصر للخطائيḤāshiyat Mīrzā Jān ʻalá al-Ḥāshiyah al-Khiṭāʼīyah ʻalá al-Mukhtaṣarحاشية ميرزا جان على الحاشية الخطائية على المختصر


07 Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Izmīrī, scribe. 07 احمد بن محمد الازميري، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I, 295

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

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