Isl. Ms. 141


[Sharḥ al-ʻAwāmil,early 17th century].[شرح العوامل،اوائل القرن 17م].


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46 leaves :paper ;212 x 147 (155 x 81) mm.


Fine copy of an anonymous commentary providing iʻrāb for ʻAbd al-Qāhir ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān al-Jurjānī's (d.1078?) al-ʻAwāmil al-miʼah, on Arabic syntax.

Other Title(s):

Title from close (p.90):معرب الطورنوح


Arabic language--Grammar--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer from inscription on 'title page' (p.1).


"رضي فعل ماضي معلوم من باب علم الله مرفوع لفظا لانه فاعله تعالى فعل ماضي معلوم من التفاعل فاعله مستتر فيه وهو راجع الى الله عز وجل وتعالى مع ما عمل فيه ..."


"فالعامل في المبتدأ او الخبر هو الابتداء وهو معنى فهذه مائة عامل فلا يستغني الصغير والكبير والرفيع والوضيع والشريف من العرب والعجم عن معرفة هذه الرسالة من العلوم العربية التي فصمت فراعاتها [؟] اللسان عن الغلط واللحن في المتكلم والتعليم بين المعلم والمتعلم على طريق الصواب تمت المعرب الطورنوح بعون الله وحسن توفيقه والحمد لله وحده وصلى الله تعالى ...[كذا]"


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Physical Details:

4 V(40), III (46) ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 21 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; elegant Ottoman hand ; right-sloping head-serifs appear on ascenders (alif, lām, ṭāʼ, ẓāʼ) but somewhat inconsistently ; effect of slight tilt to the left ; many open counters ; rightward descenders are mainly tapered, others are quite rounded.


Basmalah at opening and abbreviation symbols rubricated ; overlining in red ; use of green ink for some abbreviation symbols and accents on keywords.


European laid paper with 7 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart (horizontal) ; watermarks include crown surmounted by star and crescent and three crescents with GV under trefoil countermark ; sturdy, thick and burnished.


Pasteboards covered in block-printed paper with spine in dark brown leather ; Type III binding (without flap) ; board linings in European laid paper (crossbow watermark) ; sewn in heavy cream thread, two stations ; overall in very poor condition with extremely severe delamination of boards, much abrasion, significant lifting and losses of paper and leather, staining, etc. ; cover almost completely detached at spine ; housed in envelope.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 161. Work on grammar."


Lacks dated colophon ; paper suggests early 17th century.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 161. Work on grammar." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "139" in Western numerals on 'title page' (p.1) ; on paper (blue-tinted) pasted on ’title page’ (p.1), 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" ; fairly clean copy.

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I, 288

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

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