Isl. Ms. 110


[Ḥāshiyat al-Kaffawī ʻalá al-Ḥāshiyah al-Fatḥīyah ʻalá al-Risālah al-Ḥanafīyah,late 18th or early 19th century].[حاشية الكفوي على الحاشية الفتحية على الرسالة الحنفية,آخر القرن 18م أو أوائل القرن 19م].


Kaffawī, Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Ḥumayd.d. 1754.كفوى، محمد بن عبد الحميد.

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104 leaves :paper ;216 x 160 (153 x 77) mm.


Fine copy of the supergloss by al-Kaffawī (Kefevi, d.1754) on al-Ḥāshiyah al-Fatḥīyah by Abū al-Fatḥ Muḥammad ibn Amīn al-Ardabīlī (d.1543), itself a gloss upon al-Risālah al-Ḥanafīyah by Muḥammad al-Tibrīzī al-Ḥanafī (d.1494), a commentary on al-Ījī’s (d.1355) Risālat ādāb al-baḥth wa-al-munāẓarah, a work on dialectics. Seems to end abruptly with final leaves left blank.

Other Title(s):

Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.1):كفوى على حاشية عضدية على حنفيةحاشية الحاشية على الرسالة الحنفية


Dialectic--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Ardabīlī, Abū al-Fatḥ Muḥammad ibn Amīn,--d. 1543.--Ḥāshiyah al-Fatḥīyah fī al-ādāb.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"الحمد لله الذي ادبنا باداب المناظرين وفتح علينا ابواب البحث المفاكرة ... وبعد فيقول الفقير السيد الكفوى ان العلوم على شعب فنونها وتكثر شحونها ارفع المطالب وانفع المآدب ... ففحصت الكتب المصنفة العضدية وشرحها الفائق على الشروح الدائق وحاشية المشتملة على التحقيقات وهو حسبي ونعم الوكيل قوله الملائم للمسبوق ان الضمير راجع الى الشرح المذكور ..."


"وبالجملة لا محذور في بقاء الاعم والاخص على ما هو المشهور في تفسيرها"


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Physical Details:

6 V(60), III+2 (68), 3 V(98), III (104) ; chiefly quinions ; final leaves left blank ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 19 lines per page (beginning around p.118, some lines entered on the diagonal) ; frame-ruled.


Naskh with influence of nastaʻlīq ; possibly two hands ; main hand with slight of effect of tilt to the right and words descending to baseline, virtually serifless, mainly closed counters, freely ligatured (point of final nūn very often assimilated with bowl, etc.), alif maqṣūrah mardūdah, and nūn of عن، من، etc. often reversed (re-curved).


Keywords and abbreviation symbols rubricated ; overlining in red.


European laid paper in a few types ; one type with 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced 26 mm. apart (horizontal) ; another type with 12-13 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 25 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermark of grapes with small crown above ; another type much lighter in color, with 12 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 17-19 mm. apart (horizontal), watermark of scrollwork with 'C S' ; another type with 10 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 30 mm. apart (horizontal), and three hats (top hats) watermark.


Pasteboards covered in brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in olive-tinted European laid paper ; upper and lower covers bear blind-stamped scalloped mandorla (with vegetal composition, compare Déroche class. NSd 7) along with tooled border in a series of s-shaped stamps ; sewn in dark blue thread, two stations with primaries, occasionally primaries only ; overall in fair condition with some abrasion, lifting and losses of leather, delamination of boards, minor spine slant (slightly cocked), detached at spine (effectively hollowback), etc. repairs in brown leather.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 159. Glosses on al-Risalat al-adudiyah." ; "۳" on interior of upper cover and 'title page' (p.1) ; "٥٢٠" on tail of textblock.


Lacks dated colophon ; paper suggests late 18th or early 19th century.

Ownership and History:

[a]: Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 159. Glosses on al-Risalat al-adudiyah." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "387" in Western numerals on 'title page' (p.1) ; circular waqf-seal impression in black ink appears on 'title page' (p.1) 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.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Muḥammad al-Tibrīzī al-Ḥanafī,--d. 1494.--Risālah al-Ḥanafīyah.
04--محمد التبريزي الحنفي.--رسالة الحنفية.
05--Ījī, ʻAḍud al-Dīn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad,--d. 1355?--Risālat ādāb al-baḥth wa-al-munāẓarah.
05--ايجي، عضد الدين عبد الرحمن بن احمد.--رسالة آداب البحث والمناظرة.


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Former Owner(s):

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Related Works:

Risālah al-Ḥanafīyah.رسالة الحنفية.Risālat ādāb al-baḥth wa-al-munāẓarah.رسالة آداب البحث والمناظرة.

In Collection:

[a]: Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II, 208 (II. 2. a. η)

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Posted by evyn on August 16, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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