Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 98

Title:

Kitāb Qudūrī,[late 16th or early 17th century?].كتاب قدوري,[اواخر القرن 16 او اوائل القرن 17م؟].

Author:

Qudūrī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad,972 or 3-1037.قدوري، احمد بن محمد.

Place/Date of Production:

[15-- or 16--?].

Size:

111 leavespaper ;222 x 167 (165 x 95) mm.

Summary:

Neat copy of the celebrated Ḥanafī legal manual by Abū al-Ḥusayn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad al-Qudūrī (d.1037).

Other Title(s):

Mukhtaṣarمختصر

Subject(s):

Hanafites--Early works to 1800.
Islamic law--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from heading on incipit page, fol.1b (p.4).

Incipit:

"كتاب الطهارة قال الله تعالى يا ايها الذين امنوا اذا قمتم الى الصلوة فاغسلوا وجوهكم وايديكم الى المرافق وامسحوال برؤسكم وارجلكم الى الكعبين"

Explicit:

"فاذا صححت المسئلة المناسخة واردت معرفة ما يصيب كل واحد من حساب [؟] الدرهم قـسمت ما صحت منه المسئلة على ثمانية واربعين فيما خرجت اخذت له من سهام وارث حبة والله اعلم بالصواب واليه المرجع والمآب تمت الكتاب بعون الله الملك الوهاب"

Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

i, 10 V(100), V+1 (111), i ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals, occasionally lost to wear (indiscriminately skips numerous leaves) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves and insert).

Layout:

Written in 19 lines per page ; frame-ruled (impression of ruling-board evident).

Script:

Naskh ; bold Turkish (?) hand ; essentially serifless ; effect of slight tilt to the left ; mainly open counters ; often sweeping tail of final nūn or yāʼ essentially underlines following word ; occasionally vocalized.

Decoration:

Text rubricated with section headings, keywords, overlining, etc. in red.

Support:

European laid paper with roughly 7 laid lines per cm. and chain lines (horizontal) spaced about 29 mm. apart ; tre lune watermark (compare Heawood 865) ; wear to textblock due to ill-fitting cover, along with moisture damage and some ink burn.

Binding:

Limp to semi-limp in black leather ; Type III binding (without flap) ; board linings in paper ; upper and lower covers bear blind-stamped central mandorla (vegetal design, both vertical and horizontal symmetry, difficult to tell whether includes chī clouds or not, possibly Déroche NSd) and pendants with incised rule-border and corner pieces ; sewn in cream thread, two stations ; fine worked chevron endbands in green and red ; in poor condition with severe moisture damage, shrinkage (upper cover especially), abrasion of cover designs, cracking and lifting of leather at spine, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Three folded half-sheets of blue wove paper (with imitation watermark crown above "BATH") carrying excerpts in black ink (paginated pp.43-54).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 32. Commentary on Kuduri."

Origin:

Lacks dated colophon ; paper would suggest late 16th or early 17th century.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on inner front cover,"British Museum, London. No. 32. Commentary on Kuduri." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "184" in Western numerals on front flyleaf (p.1) ; ownership statement in name of Ali Efendi on interior of lower cover reads "صاحب ومالك علي افندي" ; numerous marginal and interlinear corrections ; occasional glosses throughout.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,I, 174/12 ; SI 296/8

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Posted by evyn on July 20, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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