Isl. Ms. 112


[Ḥāshiyat Qarah Dāwūd ʻalá Ḥāshiyat al-Sayyid al-Sharīf ʻalá Sharḥ al-Shamsīyah,1212, i.e. 1798].[حاشية قره داود على حاشية السيد الشريف على شرح الشمسية,1212ه, 1798م].


Qūjawī, Dāwūd ibn Kamāl,-1541 or 1542.قوجوى، داود بن كمال.

Place/Date of Production:



220 leaves :paper ;213 x 151 (139 x 59) mm. bound to 213 x 160-170 mm.


Fine copy of Qarah Dāwūd's supergloss on al-Jurjānī's gloss upon Quṭb al-Dīn al-Rāzī's (al-Quṭb al-Taḥtānī's) commentary on Najm al-Dīn ʻAlī ibn ʻUmar al-Kātibī al-Qazwīnī's renowned treatise on logic.

Other Title(s):

Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.3):قره داود على سيد شرح شمسية في علم المنطق


Logic--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Jurjānī, ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad,--al-Sayyid al-Sharīf,--1340-1413.--Ḥāshiyah ʻalá Sharḥ al-Shamsīyah.
Quṭb al-Taḥtānī, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,--1294 or 1295-1364 or 1365.--Sharḥ Shamsīyah.
Qazwīnī, ʻAlī ibn ʻUmar,--1203 or 1204-1276 or 1277.--Shamsīyah.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Shelfmark: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library, Isl. Ms. 112


"قوله ورتبته على مقدمة وثلث مقالات وخاتمة اعلم ان المصنف [؟] قال فاشار الي من سعد بلطف الحق الى اخر اوصافه ..."


"ويمكن ان يقال اشار رحمة الى الجواب والايراد بقوله فالاولى [ان يقال]"


"Scribal," triangular, reads: "الحمد لله على التمام وعلى رسوله افضل الصلوة والسلام وعلى اله واصحابه الى يوم القيام بوجوه التوفير والاحترام على يد افقر الطلاب واحوجهم الى رحمة الله الملك الوهاب احمد بن حسن غفر الله له ولوالديه واحسن اليهما واليه في شهر ذي الحجة في سنة اثنى عشر ومائتين والف من هجرة من اختص بالمحبوبين [؟] لله تعالى بالفرد الشرف [؟] في بلدة ارزة الروم في دائرة احمدية في ايام التحصيل"


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Physical Details:

i, 2 V(20), VI (32), 18 V(212), IV (220) ; chiefly quinions ; final two leaves left blank ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals, ends with ٤٢ on p.89 ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes front flyleaf).


Written in 13 lines per page ; frame-ruled (impression of ruling board evident).


Naskh ; clear, bold Turkish hand ; mainly serifless but occasional right-sloping serif appears on joined alif ; slight effect of tilt to the left and of words descending to baseline ; some superscripting of letters and words at the end of a line ; freely ligatured ; bowl of final nūn extends to form a complete circle enclosing its dot ; kāf mashkūlah (mashqūqah) preferred though occasionally kāf is written as vertical stroke with miniature kāf seated above (effect of the whole being resemblance to hamzah seated on alif) ; final yāʼ mainly mardūdah ; rightward descenders are quite rounded ; final nūn is often reversed (or re-curved).


Keywords (mainly قوله) and abbreviations rubricated ; overlining in red.


European laid paper in several types ; one type with 12-13 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced roughly 25 mm. apart (horizontal), lightly burnished ; another type with 11 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 24 mm. apart, watermark of lion passant with crown on head, fairly well-burnished ; another type with 13-14 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 18 mm. apart, watermark with shield/scrollwork of some type, thick and well-burnished ; some staining and leather burn.


Pasteboards faced in laid marbled paper (originally in salmon, dark blue, yellow, blue-green, see envelope flap) with spine, fore-edge flap, and edges/turn-ins in red-brown leather (marbled paper faced, leather edged, framed binding) ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in laid paper ; sewn in green-blue thread, two stations ; worked endbands in green and yellow, fair condition ; overall in poor condition with significant abrasion, staining, some lifting and losses of leather, delamination of boards (especially at corners), significant spine slant (cocked, especially at head), etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 72. Commentary of Kara Daud on Shamsiyah."


As appears in colophon on p.437, copied by Aḥmad ibn Ḥasan in Erzurum. Transcription finished in Dhū al-Ḥijjah 1212 [May-June 1798].

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 72. Commentary of Kara Daud on Shamsiyah." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "341" in Western numerals on front flyleaf (p.1) ; on blue-tinted paper pasted on ’title page’ (p.3), 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" and a brief waqf statement appears occasionally in margins of the text "وقف جنت زاده" ; extensive glosses ; occasional marginal corrections ; a few notabilia (side-heads) ; reading/study note on p.195 dated 17 Rajab [or Rabīʻ II?] 1220 [ca. 11 October (or 15 July) 1806] reads "افدنا الى هنا مرة ثانية في ١٧ ر سنة ١٢٢٠".

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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05 Aḥmad ibn Ḥasan, fl.1798, scribe. 05 احمد بن حسن، ناسخ.

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Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I, 466

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

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