Isl. Ms. 594


al-Ḥāshiyah al-ʻAwnīyah ʻalá Risālat Ṭash Kuprī Zādah fī ʻilm adab al-baḥth,[1208, i.e. 1794].الحاشية العونية على رسالة طاش كپرى زاده في علم ادب البحث,[1208ه، 1794م].


Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn ibn Maḥmūd al-Sīnūbī,fl. 1728.محمد بن حسين بن محمود السينوبي.

Place/Date of Production:



64 leaves :paper ;222 x 165 (144 x 72) mm.


Fine copy of the gloss by Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn ibn Maḥmūd al-Sīnūbī al-Adirnawī (Mehmet b. Hüseyin b. Mahmut Sînobî Edirnevî) upon the treatise on disputation (ādāb al-baḥth) by Taşköprüzade (Taşköprülüzade) İsamettin Ahmet Efendi (d.1561).

Other Title(s):

Title from heading on p.6:عونيهTitle from opening matter (preface) on p.6:حاشية العونية على السالة الطاش الكبرىHâşiyetüʼl-Avnîye


Dialectic--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Ṭāshkubrīʹzādah, Aḥmad ibn Muṣṭafá,--1495-1561.--Risālah fī ʻilm ādāb al-baḥth.




Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on front flyleaf (p.3).


"الحمد لله الذي عين البحث علم الاداب وعلم فيه طريق السؤال والجواب ... وبعد فيقول العبد الفقير الى عفو ربه القدير الشيخ محمد بن حسين بن محمود السينوبي مولدا الادرنوي موطنا ... لما رأيت هذا الكتاب للمؤمن المحقق ... احمد المشتهر بين الافاضل باسم طاش كبرى ... مرغوبا بين المحققين ومتداولا بين المحصلين وقع [ومع] ذلك كان بعض المواضع منه مشكلا على المتعلمين ... اردت مع قلة بضاعتي بل عدم استطاعتي ان اكتب حاشية موضحة بجميع عباراته ... وسميتها بالحاشية العونية على الرسالة الطاش الكبرى ..."


"في كل باب اي من حال من الاحوال تمت الرسالة مع شرحه لكن في بعض نسخ المتن وقع بدل قوله وهذا الذي ذكرنا اه هكذا وهذا غاية ما اوردناه في هذا الباب ومن الحق الهام الصواب الحمد لله الذي وفقنا لهذا التأليف بمحض لطفه وكرمه وما توفيقي الا بالله توكلت على الله واليه انيب"


"Authorial," reads "بالله وفقنا لختمه في سنة احد واربعين بعد الالف والمائة اللهم انفعنا به والطلبة العلوم" ; "Scribal," reads "تمت هذه الرسالة السنة ثمان مائتين والف في اليوم الشعبان المبراك تسع عشر م م م"


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Physical Details:

i, 8 IV(64), i ; exclusively quaternions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts and flyleaves).


Written in 23 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; fine, compact Turkish hand ; partially seriffed with right-sloping head-serif mainly on lām of definite article, effect of tilt to the left, curvilinear descenders, pointing in strokes or conjoined dots.


Written area of incipit and facing page surrounded by gold frame, elsewhere written area surrounded by red rule-border ; overlining in red.


European laid paper ; one type with 9 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 30 mm. apart (horizontal), and grapes on stem watermark (see p.60, 61, etc.), thin and transluscent, crisp though sturdy, well-burnished ; another type with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 22-24 mm. apart (horizontal), quadraped (lion?) watermark (see p.124, 125, etc.) and "M M" countermark (in p.122) ; some leaves possibly tinted a faint blue ; some pigment burn (even breakthrough in opening leaf).


Pasteboards covered in block-printed paper (floral vegetal design in blue and red with white dots on a bright orange ground) with dark red and bright red leathers over spine, fore edge flap, and edges / turn-ins (framed binding) ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in untinted laid paper ; sewing mainly gone, stab sewn ; overall in somewhat poor condition with much abrasion, some lifting and losses of paper and leather, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Acquisitions slip from Yahuda (paginated pp.1-2).

Former Shelfmarks:

From interior of upper cover and spine label "IL 94" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon on p.129, transcription completed 19 Shaʻbān 1208 [ca. 22 March 1794]. Date composition completed given as 1141 [1728 or 9].

Ownership and History:

Ownership statement on front flyleaf (p.3) dated 1265 [1848 or 9] in name of Mehmet Sait Mevla Hasan Hilmi (Muḥammad Saʻīd Mawlá Ḥasan Ḥilmī al-Muftī al-Qubrusī ; محمد سعيد مولى حسن حلمى المفتي القبرسى ; perhaps relation of the famous poet and müftü in Cyprus Hasan Hilmi Efendi who died just a year prior in 1847), accompanied by oval seal impression ; on 'title page' (p.5) oval seal impression or stamp in purple ink dated 1313 [1895 or 6] and reading "معاينة اولنمشدر طرابلس شام ١٣١٣" ; occasional marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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05 محمد سعيد مولى حسن حلمي, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

05 Mehmet Sait Mevla Hasan Hilmi, fl. 1848, former owner.

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 426 (no.13)Bursalı Mehmet Tahir. Osmanlı müellifleri (1971),v. 1, p. 454 (Taşköprüzade Ahmed Efendi)Bursalı Mehmet Tahir. Osmanlı müellifleri (1971),v. 2, p.153 [Hilmi Hasan Efendi (Kıbrıs Müftüsü)]Gazioğlu, Ahmet C. The Turks in Cyprus: a province of the Ottoman Empire (1571-1878). London: K. Rustem & Brother, 1990,pp.293-295

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Posted by evyn on August 19, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Yahuda Collection

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