Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 161

Title:

[Majmūʻat adʻiyah wa-aḥzāb,late 18th or early 19th century].[مجموعة أدعية واحزاب,اواخر القرن 18م أو اوائل القرن 18م].

Place/Date of Production:

[1790-1819?].

Size:

100 leaves :paper ;181 x 127 (119 x 69) mm. bound to 181 x 132 mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of a collection of prayers, with detailed contents listing at opening (pp.3-4) corresponding to pagination in Hindu-Arabic numerals.

Other Title(s):

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Subject(s):

Islam--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800.
Religious life--Islam--Quotations, maxims, etc.--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Manuscripts, Turkish--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic and Ottoman Turkish.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

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Explicit:

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Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

i, I (2), 9 V(92), IV (100), i ; chiefly quinions ; occasional leaves between works left blank (see pp.5-6, pp.25-27, pp.67, pp.162-169, pp.198-200) ; catchwords present ; pagination in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves and inserts ; skips two pages each between pp.175-176 and pp.199-200).

Layout:

Written mainly in 15 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; Elegant Ottoman hand ; right-sloping head serif appears occasionally on lām of definite article, etc. ; very slight effect of tilt to the left ; curvilinear descenders ; sweeping tail on final nūn ; fully vocalized.

Decoration:

Titles, section headings, keywords and abbreviation symbols rubricated.

Support:

European wove paper (mainly), quite smooth and burnished ; a few of the opening quires in European laid paper with 9 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 20 mm. apart (vertical), and watermarks including eagle, crown, name, etc.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered black leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in green surface-tinted wove paper ; sewn in black thread, two stations ; in fair condition with some abrasion, staining, moisture damage, negative draw in covers and flap, some spine slant (slightly cocked), etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Scrap with notes and figures (paginated pp.159-160) and scrap bearing list of names (paginated pp.195-196).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 75. Prayers & dicta." ; "٢۷٤" on tail of textblock.

Origin:

Lacks dated colophon ; paper suggests very late 18th or early 19th century. Scrap paginated pp.159-160 appears to be dated "٢١ تموز ٩٨" i.e. 21 July 1798.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 75. Prayers & dicta." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "495" in Western numerals on front flyleaf (p.1) ; circular waqf-seal impression in black ink appears at opening prayer (p.7) and several places throughout, reads: "هذا وقف الراجي فيض الصمدي الشيخ احمد ضيا الدين ابن مصط فى الخالدي فمن بدله بعد ما سمعه فانما اثمه على الذين يبدلونه" ; marginal corrections and glosses.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

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

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