Isl. Ms. 111


[Ḥāshiyat Mīrzā Jān maʻa Ḥāshiyat Tahdhīb min al-manṭiq,17th century].[حاشية ميرزا جان مع حاشية التهذيب,القرن 17م].


Mīrzā Jān, Ḥabīb Allāh,d. 1586?دواني، محمد بن اسعد.

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236 leaves :paper ;212 x 158 (145-157 x 59-71) mm. bound to 212 x 165 mm.


Clear copy of a gloss by Mīrzā Jān (with superglosses of Ḥasan Chalabī, etc.) upon the commentary by Muḥammad ʻAlī ibn Mubārakshāh al-Bukhārī on Najm al-Dīn ʻAlī ibn ʻUmar al-Kātibī al-Qazwīnī's Ḥikmat al-ʻayn, a work of metaphysics and the natural sciences. Followed by the commentary on the first part al-Taftāzānī's Tahdhīb al-manṭiq, a tract on logic and metaphysics, by Muḥammad ibn Asʻad al-Dawwānī.

Other Title(s):

Ḥāshiyat Mīrzā Jān ʻalá Sharḥ Ḥikmat al-ʻayn.حاشية ميرزا جان على شرح حكمة العينحاشية حكمة العينTitle from fore-edge flap:حاشية ميرز جانTitle from inscription on opening added leaf (p.1):ميرزا جان وحاشية التهذيب من المنطق


Islamic philosophy--Early works to 1800.
Philosophy, Medieval.
Logic, Medieval--Early works to 1800.
Islam--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Bukhārī, Muḥammad ʻAlī ibn Mubārakshāh,--d. ca. 1340.--Sharḥ Ḥikmat al-ʻayn.
Taftāzānī, Masʻūd ibn ʻUmar,--1322-1389?.--Tahdhīb al-manṭiq wa-al-kalām.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer from inscription on opening added leaf (p.1).


[Ḥāshiyat Mīrzā Jān] "قوله الحكمة استكمال ... الاستكمال مصدر المصادر قد تطلق ويراد بها معانيها النسبية وقد تطلق ويراد بها الحاصل بالمصدر ..." ; [Ḥāshiyat Tahdhīb min al-manṭiq] "الحمد لله على تهذيب المنطق والكلام عن غياهب الشكوك والوهام"


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1. fol.4b-fol. 110b (p8.-p.232) : Ḥāshiyat Mīrzā Jān / Ḥabīb Allāh Mīrzā Jān.
2. fol.111a (p.233) : [blank].
3. fol.111b-fol.236b (p.234-p.546) : Ḥāshiyat Tahdhīb min al-manṭiq / Muḥammad ibn Asʻad al-Dawwānī.

Physical Details:

II (4), V-1 (13), V (23), V-2 (31), 5 V(81), 2 VI (105), V-1 (114), 2 V (134), 2 IV (150), V (160), IV (168), V (178), IV (186), V (196), IV (204), 2 V(224), VI (236), i ; mainly quinions though quinions alternating with quaternions carry second work ; incipit supplied on replacement leaves (initial binion) ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes all inserts and back flyleaf, skips two pages between pp.93-94).


Written in 17 lines per page throughout ; frame-ruled.


Naskh-nastaʻlīq and naskh ; several hands ; virtually serifless ; mainly closed counters ; effect of words descending to baseline, occasionally more exaggerated.


Keywords, section headings, and abbreviations rubricated ; diagram on p.495.


European laid paper of several types ; replacement leaves in European laid paper with horn in coat of arms (crown above) watermark (compare Heawood 2654) ; main type carrying opening work a European laid paper with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 28-30 mm. apart (horizontal), and three hats watermark (compare Heawood 2596) ; still another type in European laid paper bears a countermark of initials "A S" with trefoil above ; bulk of second work in European laid paper with crown star crescent watermark (compare Heawood 1132).


Pasteboards covered in laid paper with red-brown leather on spine, fore-edge flap and edges/turn-ins ; Type II binding (with flap) ; envelope flap covered in pink laid paper ; board linings in laid paper ; initial quires sewn in yellow thread, latter quires in red thread, two stations ; worked endbands in light green and pink, tailband in tact, headband nearly gone ; in poor condition with significant abrasion, staining, lifting and losses of leather and paper (especially spine and fore-edge flap), delamination of boards, lower cover detaching at spine, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Vast number of slips carrying notes, most tipped in (paginated pp.13-14, pp.17-18, etc.).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 112. Tahdib al-mantik."


Lacks dated colophon ; paper suggests 17th century.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 112. Tahdib al-mantik." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "142" in Western numerals on opening added leaf (p.1) ; on blue-tinted paper pasted on ’title page’ (p.7), 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 اليه عز شانه السيد عبد الله اديب الشهير بجنت زاده القاضي بمدينة ارضروم في سنة اثنى وستين ومائتين والف" ; extensive marginal and interlinear glosses and corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

Dawwānī, Muḥammad ibn Asʻad,--1426 or 7-1512 or 13--Ḥāshiyat Tahdhīb min al-manṭiq.
دواني، محمد بن اسعد.--حاشية تهذيب من النمطق.


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Related Works:

Ḥāshiyat Tahdhīb min al-manṭiq.حاشية تهذيب من النمطق.

In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II, 215/1 cmt. c

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

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