Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 158

Title:

[Majmūʻat rasāʼil,1084 to 1121?, i.e. 1673 to 1709?].[مجموعة رسائل,1084ه الى 1121ه؟، 1673م الى 1709م؟].

Place/Date of Production:

[1673-1709?].

Size:

161 leaves :paper ;204 x 148 (109-157 x 59-89) mm. bound to 205 x 151 mm.

Summary:

Fine composite collection of works on hadith, logic, grammar, etc.

Other Title(s):

Īḍāḥ mā fī Kitāb Īsāghūjīايضاح ما في كتاب ايساغوجيḤāshiyah ʻalá Sharḥ dībājat al-Miṣbāḥحاششية على شرح ديباجة المصباحSharḥ al-Bināʼ

Subject(s):

Hadith--Early works to 1800.
Logic--Early works to 1800.
Islamic philosophy--Early works to 1800.
Arabic language--Grammar--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Athīr al-Dīn al-Abharī, al-Mufaḍḍal ibn ʻUmar,--d. 1265.--Īsāghūjī.
Muṭarrizī, Nāṣir ibn ʻAbd al-Sayyid,--1144-1213.--Miṣbāḥ fī al-naḥw.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. composite codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

Explicit:

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Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.2-p.52 : [al-Arbaʻūn al-Nawawīyah] / al-Nawawī.
2. p.53 : [blank].
3. p.54-p.93 : [Sharḥ Īsāghūjī] / Ḥusām al-Dīn Kātī.
4. p.94-p.95 : [mainly blank with a few prayers, excerpts, etc.].
5. p.96-p.136 : al-Iʻrāb ʻan qawāʻid al-iʻrāb / Ibn Hishām.
6. p.137-p.139 : [blank].
7. p.140-p.231 : [al-Ḥamdīyah : Ḥāshiyah ʻalá Sharḥ dībājat al-Miṣbāḥ] / Aḥmad ibn ʻImād.
8. p.232-p.241 : [mainly blank with a few excerpts].
9. p.242-p.324 : [Sharḥ al-Bināʼ ?].
10. p.325-p.326 : [excerpts and calligraphic excercises].

Physical Details:
Collation:

2 V (20), III (26), 3 V(56), V+1 (67), V (77), V+1 (88), 3 V(118), V+1 (129), 2 V(149), I (151), V (161), i ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes insert and back flyleaf).

Layout:

Written in 11, 15 and 17 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh and naskh-nastaʻlīq ; several hands ; opening work in an elegant naskh with subtle head serifs on occasional initial lām and freestanding alif, tilt to the left, mainly open counters, mainly curvilinear descenders, final hāʼ or tāʼ marbūtah assimilated with preceding rāʼ or dāl, fully vocalized ; al-Iʻrāb in fine naskh-nastaʻlīq [closer to nastaʻlīq] virtually serifless with mainly closed counters, effect of words descending to baseline (occasionally more exaggerated), letterforms characteristic of nastaʻlīq ; following works in fine naskh similar to opening hand though virtually serifless with tilt to the left, mainly closed counters, many curvilinear descenders, pointing in distinct dots.

Decoration:

Keywords, section headings, and abbreviations symbols rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of red discs ; overlining in red.

Support:

European laid paper of several types ; opening work supplied on a European paper with 12-13 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 22 mm. apart (horizontal), watermark in crown with studded pendant, thin though sturdy, and burnished ; second and third works supplied on a European paper with 7 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 28-30 mm. apart (horizontal), crown star crescent watermark (compare Heawood 1132), well-burnished, thick and sturdy ; next work and excerpts supplied on a European paper with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart (horizontal), scrollwork/coat of arms watermark, extremely smooth and well-burnished (to glossy) ; final work on a European paper with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 33 mm. apart (horizontal), coat of arms watermark with lions flanking cross in shield above two circles ('AS' in upper circle), thin, smooth and well-burnished.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in marbled paper (in dark blue, light pink, white) with dark red leather over spine, foreedge flap and edges/turn-ins ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in laid paper ; sewn in bright blue (cyan), yellow, and lime green thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in light blue and cream, in fair condition ; overall in poor condition with significant abrasion, some lifting of paper and leather, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Scrap with notes (paginated pp.55-56).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 104. Tracts on grammar, etc."

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.52, al-Arbaʻūn al-Nawawīyah copied in the Aḥmadīyah madrasah with transcription finished in Ramaḍān 1121 [?] [November 1709?]. As appears in colophon on p.93, Sharḥ Īsāghūjī copied by Ismāʻīl ibn Zunayl [?] with no mention of date of transcription. As appears in colophon on p.136, transcription of al-Iʻrāb ʻan qawāʻid al-iʻrāb completed in the year 1096 [1684 or 5]. As appears in colophon on p.231, al-Ḥamdīyah copied by ʻUmar ibn Ḥusayn with transcription completed in the year 1085 [1674 or 5]. As appears in colophon on p.324, final work also copied by ʻUmar ibn Ḥusayn al-Zamwānī [?] with transcription completed in the year 1084 [1673 or 4].

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 104. Tracts on grammar, etc." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "323" in Western numerals on opening leaf (p.1) ; on paper (blue-tinted) pasted on opening leaf (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" ; oval seal impression "حسبي الله ونعم الوكيل السيد اسماعيل محيي ۱۲۳۳" accompanies ownership statement (partially obscured by waqf statement) in name of Jannat’zādah, al-Sayyid Ismāʻīl Muḥyī ibn Muḥammad Rāghib (Cennetzade İsmail Muhyi bin Mehmet Ragıp) reads "...الارث الشرعي الى ملك الفقير ... رحمة القدير السيد اسماعيل محيي المدرس [بمدرسة؟] ياقوتية وقائمقام ونقيب الاشرف بارضروم بن محمد راغب المفتي بمدينة ارضروم صان الله تعالى عن البلية والهموم ۱٥ لع سنة ۱۲٣٨" ; oval seal impression in black ink on p.53, virtually illegible ; oval seal impression in black ink on p.95 and elsewhere ; ownership statement on cover reads "صاحب ومالك ..." ; occasional marginal corrections and glosses.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

05--Nawawī,--1233-1277.--Arbaʻūn al-Nawawīyah.
05--نووي.--اربعون النووية.
06--Kātī, Ḥusām al-Dīn al-Ḥasan,--d. 1359.--Sharḥ Īsāghūjī.
06--كاتي، حسام الدين الحسن.--شرح ايساغوجي.
08--Ibn Hishām, ʻAbd Allāh ibn Yūsuf,--1309-1360.--Iʻrāb ʻan qawāʻid al-iʻrāb.
08--ابن هشام، عبد الله بن يوسف.--اعراب عن قواعد الاعراب.
09--Aḥmad ibn ʻImād al-Ḥanafī.--Ḥamdīyah.
09--احمد بن عماد الحنفي.--حمدية.
11--شرح البناء
Īḍāḥ mā fī Kitāb Īsāghūjīايضاح ما في كتاب ايساغوجيḤāshiyah ʻalá Sharḥ dībājat al-Miṣbāḥحاششية على شرح ديباجة المصباحSharḥ al-Bināʼ

Scribe(s):

12 Ismāʻīl ibn Zunayl, scribe. 13 ʻUmar ibn Ḥusayn, fl. 1673 or 4, scribe. 12 اسماعيل بن زنيل, ناسخ. 13 عمر بن حسين الزمواني، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

14 Cennetzade İsmail Muyhi bin Mehmet Ragıp, fl. 1817 or 8, former owner. 14 جنت زاده اسماعيل محيي بن محمد راغب، مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 395, (IX) ; SI 680Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 465 ; SI 842 ; I 609 (II, cmtre. no.1)Brockelmann, C. GAL,II, 24 (I, cmtre. no.25)Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 293

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

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