Isl. Ms. 113


Taḥrīr al-qawāʻid al-manṭiqīyah fī sharḥ al-Risālah al-shamsīyah,[16th century].تحرير القواعد المنطقية في شرح الرسالة الشمسية,[القرن 16م].


Quṭb al-Taḥtānī, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,1294 or 5-1364 or 5.قطب التحتاني، محمد بن محمد.

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45 leaves :paper ;183 x 113 (123 x 63) mm. bound to 183 x 115 mm.


Elegant copy of the popular commentary by Quṭb al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Rāzī (al-Quṭb al-Taḥtānī) on Najm al-Dīn ʻAlī ibn ʻUmar al-Kātibī al-Qazwīnī's renowned treatise on logic.

Other Title(s):

Sharḥ Shamsīyahشرح شمسيةTitle from inscription on 'title page' (p.1):كتاب شرح قطب الدين للعلامة الشيرازيTitle from inscription on 'title page' (p.1):شرح قطب الدينTitle from illuminated headpiece at opening (p.2):كتاب شرح قطب الدينTitle from inscription on spine label:شرح شمسية


Logic--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Qazwīnī, ʻAlī ibn ʻUmar,--1203 or 4-1276 or 7.--Risālah al-Shamsīyah.


Headpieces (layout features)18th century.




Ms. codex.
Title from opening on p.3.


"ان ابهى درر تنظم ببنان البيان وازهر زهر تنثر في اردان الاذهان ... وبعد فقد طال إلحاح المشتغلين على المترددين الي ان اشرح لهم الرسالة الشمسية وابين فيه القواعد المنطقية ... فوجهت ركاب النظر الى مقاصد مسائلها ... وسميت [كذا] بتحرير القواعد المنطقية في شرح الرسالة الشمسية ..."


"او كان هناك قرينة دالة على المراد جاز استعمالها تمت بعون الله وحسن توفيقه تم"


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Physical Details:

V-1 (9), 2 V(29), 2 IV(45) ; what appears to be an anomalous quinion followed by two quinions and two quaternions ; final leaf left blank ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes insert).


Written in 17 lines per page ; frame-ruled (impression of ruling board evident).


Naskh ; fine Ottoman hand ; mainly serifless, with occasional head serifs appearing irregularly ; slight effect of tilt to the left ; many open counters ; rightward descenders fairly flat and tapered ; kāf mashkūlah (mashqūqah) preferred ; text of incipit and facing page extensively vocalized.


Elegant illuminated headpiece (ʻunwān) at opening (p.2) consisting of rectangular piece surmounted by semi-circular piece (dome) ; rectangular piece bears central cartouche in gold carrying title of work "كتاب شرح قطب الدين" in white (now somewhat oxidized), surrounded by floral vegetal design in shades of gold, pink, white, blue, etc. on fields of blue (lapis lazuli/cobalt) and gold ; entire rectangular piece is surrounded by frame with white crosses on a band of blue flanked by gold fillets ; semi-circular piece continues design found in rectangular piece and is surmounted by vertical stalks (tīgh) in blue ; written area of incipit and facing page surrounded by simple frame consisting of a two gold bands outlined by black fillets, thereafter (through p.20) written area surrounded by red rule-border ; keywords and abbreviations rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of inverted commas in red.


European laid paper with 10-11 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced roughly 39 mm. apart (horizontal) ; hand/glove watermark with six leaves/six-pointed star above (compare Heawood 2482) ; lightly burnished ; staining and tearing.


Pasteboards covered in dark red leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; doublures in dark green leather ; upper and lower covers bear large blind-stamped and gold-painted mandorla (compare Déroche class. OAi 4), pendants and corner pieces with floral vegetal composition, accompanied by gold-painted border of tooled fillets framing a narrow roll in a series of s-shaped stamps ; design continues on envelope flap ; doublures and interior of envelope flap carry simple tooled and gold-painted ornaments in interlace accompanied by border in tooled and gold-painted fillets ; sewn in lime green thread, two stations ; endbands lost ; overall in quite poor condition with abrasion, staining, some lifting and losses of leather, severe delamination of boards, pest damage, traces of adhesive on doublures and interior of envelope flap, envelope flap almost fully detached, etc. ; housed in envelope for protection.

Accompanying Materials:

Scrap paginated pp.41-42.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 157. Commentary on al-Risalat al-shamsiyah."


Lacks dated colophon ; paper suggests 16th century.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No.157. Commentary on al-Risalat al-shamsiyah." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "433" in Western numerals on 'title page' (p.1) ; almond shaped seal impression on 'title page' (p.1) and at close on p.89 ; on 'title page' (p.1) traces of the blue-tinted paper often carrying the detailed waqf statement in the name of al-Sayyid ʻAbd Allāh Adīb (Abdullah Edip), known as Jannatʹzādah (Cennet-zade), qāḍī of Erzurum, with inscription "وقف جنت زاده" appearing on p.80 ; also on 'title page' (p.1) ownership statement in name of Jannat’zādah, al-Sayyid Ismāʻīl Muḥyī ibn Muḥammad Rāghib (Cennetzade İsmail Muhyi bin Mehmet Ragıp) reads, "قد نقل في الارث الشرعي الى ملكي وانا الفقير الى الملك القدير اسمعيل محيي الشهير بجنت زاده بن محمد راغب المفتي بمدينة ارضروم ..." ; extensive marginal and interlinear glosses and corrections, often decoratively arranged in curves, geometric shapes and sword or cypress tree (see p.32, p.47, etc.).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Former Owner(s):

05 Cennetzade İsmail Muyhi bin Mehmet Ragıp, fl. 1817 or 8, former owner. 05 جنت زاده اسماعيل محيى بن محمد راغب، مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I, 466

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

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H. Mottaghi on paragraph 3:

قطب الدين محمّد بن محمّد، بويهي وراويني تحتاني رازي (د. 766هـ/1364
and قطب الدين شيرازي is wrong

March 2, 2012 6:01 pm

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