Isl. Ms. 131


[Ḥāshiyat ʻIṣām al-Dīn ʻalá al-Fawāʼid al-Ḍiyāʼīyah,late 17th or early 18th century?].[حاشية عصام الدين على الفوائد الضيائية,اواخر القرن 17م أو اوائل القرن 18م؟].


ʻIṣām al-Asfarāyīnī, Ibrāhīm ibn Muḥammad,1468 or 9-1538 or 9.عصام الأسفرايني ، إبراهيم بن محمد.

Place/Date of Production:

[16-- or 17--?].


112 leaves :paper ;204 x 145 (147 x 69) mm. bound to 204 x 152 mm.


Fine copy of ʻIṣām al-Dīn Ibrāhīm ibn Muḥammad ibn ʻArabshāh al-Isfarāyīnī's (or Isfarāʼīnī) gloss on Jāmī's al-Fawāʼid al-Ḍiyāʼīyah, itself a commentary on the Kāfiyah of Ibn al-Ḥājib, on Arabic syntax. Ends abruptly and appears incomplete.

Other Title(s):

Title from inscription on front flyleaf (p.1):عصام الدين حاشيۀ جامى على الكافيه في النحوTitle from spine label:حاشيۀ عصام


Arabic language--Syntax--Early works to 1800.
Arabic language--Grammar--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Jāmī,--1414-1492.--Fawāʼid al-Ḍiyāʼīyah.
Ibn al-Ḥājib, ʻUthmān ibn ʻUmar,--1175-1249.--Kāfiyah.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"يا هاديا لسالك [مسالك] محامدك ويا سامعا لجامع مسائل حامدك ... وبعد فيقول العبد المفتقر الى الله الغني عن العالمين ابراهيم بن محمد بن عرب شاه الاسفراني عصام الدين هذه حواش كالشمس لنجوم درر الزبر غواش ما فيه للفوائد الضيائية ..."


"اي على عدد الفعل لا عدد نوعه وبهذا امتاز المثنى للنوع عن المثنى المفرد ... قوله"


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Physical Details:

i, V (10), I+1 (13), 9 V(103), IV+1 (112) ; chiefly quinions ; final leaf left blank ; slip pasted to obscure portion of text on p.26 ; lacks proper catchwords, but last word of final line on the verso of each leaf is usually repeated at the beginning of the first line on the following recto ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts and front flyleaf ; skips two pages between pp.5-6).


Written in 19 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; bold Turkish hand ; virtually serifless ; many closed counters ; somewhat freely ligatured ; kāf mashkūlah (mashqūqah) preferred ; alif maqsūrá mainly mardūdah, final yāʼ occasionally muḥaqqaqah, but often mardūdah (in the word fī, etc.); lām alif ligature forms a closed loop ; slight effect of words descending to baseline becomes more pronounced toward middle of the codex ; hand changes slightly around p.196-197, similar in size and form but adopting a more rightward slant and more pronounced effect of words descending to basline, showing greater influence of nastaʻlīq ; section headings in larger heavier script.


Nearly monochrome (black ink) with very little use of red ; section headings set apart in larger, heavier script ; overlining in same black ink ; occasional abbreviation symbols rubricated ; rare overlining in red.


European laid paper with 9-10 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines spaced 26 mm. apart (horizontal) ; watermark difficult to make out ; some staining.


Pasteboards originally covered in black leather now covered by laid paper with dark red leather over spine, fore-edge flap, and edges/turn-ins ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in laid paper ; upper and lower covers bear evidence of blind-stamped scalloped mandorla (now covered by paper) ; sewn in cream (or light pink?) thread, two stations ; overall in poor condition with significant abrasion, lifting and losses to paper and leather of covers, delamination of boards, staining, etc. ; flap in fairly good condition.

Accompanying Materials:

Vast number of inserts tipped in (all paginated) carrying glosses and notes, including one decoratively trimmed (pp.49-50) and several tinted yellow (pp.253-254, etc.).

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 77. Ibn Arab Shah's supercommentary on Kafiyah."


Lacks dated colophon ; paper suggests late 17th or early 18th century.

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 77. Ibn Arab Shah's supercommentary on Kafiyah." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "383" in Western numerals on front flyleaf (p.1) ; on paper (blue-tinted) pasted on front flyleaf (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" ; extensive marginal and interlinear glosses ; occasional corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Ibn al-Ḥājib, ʻUthmān ibn ʻUmar,--1175-1249.--Kāfiyah.
04--ابن الحاجب، عثمان بن عمر.--كافية.


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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 304 ; II, 410

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

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