Isl. Ms. 47


[Majmūʻat awrād wa-aḥzāb,19th century].[مجموعة أوراد وأحزاب,القرن 19م].

Place/Date of Production:



124 leaves :paper ;180 x 124 (117-139 x 63-81) mm. bound to 180 x 133 mm.


Fine copy of a prayer collection of litanies and invocations with detailed contents listing at opening (pp.4-7) corresponding to pagination in Hindu-Arabic numerals.

Other Title(s):

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Islam--Prayers and devotions--19th century.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. codex.
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Physical Details:

i, II (4), VI (16), V (26), I (28), IV (36), XI (58), V (68), IV (76), 2 III (88), I (90), IV+2 (100), III (106), VIII (122), I (124), i ; catchwords present ; pagination in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves and inserts).


Written mainly in 13, 15 and 17 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; elegant Ottoman hand ; right-sloping head serifs ; effect of slight tilt to the left ; pointing in distinct dots ; mainly open counters ; graceful curvilinear descenders ; fully vocalized.


Keywords in some sections rubricated ; elsewhere occasional abbreivation symbols and marginalia (mainly notabilia/side-heads) rubricated ; appears that in some sections lacunae were left for textual dividers or rubricated keywords, headings, etc.


European laid paper mainly with 11 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 26 mm. apart (vertical), and watermarks including eagle (wings spread), lion rampant in shield with crown above ; some quires in European wove paper ; all thin (though sturdy) and well-burnished.


Pasteboards covered in dark brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in a green surface-tinted wove paper ; upper and lower covers bear gold-stamped central panel, cornerpieces, and border (mainly rosettes and leaves) ; sewn in black thread, two and four stations, loose in some places ; overall in fair condition with some abrasion, staining, label affixed to upper cover, textblock detaching from spine, some negative draw in upper cover and flap, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Two scraps of paper with notes (paginated pp.177-178 and pp.199-200).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 7. Aurad wa-ahzab." ; "۲۷۳" on tail of textblock.


Lacks dated colophon ; paper suggests 19th century.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 7. Aurad wa-ahzab." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "438" in Western numerals on front flyleaf (p.1) ; circular waqf-seal impression in black ink appears with contents listing on 'title page' (p.11) and several places throughout, reads: "هذا وقف الراجي فيض الصمدي الشيخ احمد ضيا الدين ابن مصط فى الخالدي فمن بدله بعد ما سمعه فانما اثمه على الذين يبدلونه" ; occasional glosses and marginal corrections.

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

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Posted by evyn on August 9, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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