Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 648

Title:

[Majmūʻah,19th century?].[مجموعة,القرن 19م؟].

Author:

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Place/Date of Production:

[18--?].

Size:

24 leaves :paper ;247 x 145 (180 x 68) mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of a small collection of poems and brief prose pieces in Arabic (some signed by Muḥammad Ṣādiq, Muḥammad Najīb al-Azharī al-Ḥusnī al-ʻAṭṭār, ʻUmar ibn ʻAbd al-Salām, and ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz al-Ṣamadī [?]), concluding with three short poems in Turkish.

Other Title(s):

Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.5):ديوان صادق ونجيب

Subject(s):

Arabic poetry.
Turkish poetry.
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:

1. p.6-p.8 : [poem signed Muḥammad Ṣādiq, opens "حتى متى البين ومر السهاد اقضى ولا اقضى بسعدي مراد"].
2. p.9-p.12 : [poem signed Muḥammad Najīb al-Azharī al-Ḥusnī al-ʻAṭṭār, opens "جاءت وكف القبول يحملها"].
3. p.13-p.18 : [poems, final signed ʻUmar ibn ʻAbd al-Salām, opens "الحمد لله ... قم يا نديم فما اصطباحك عار" ].
4. p.19-p.20 : [poem signed ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz al-Ṣamadī [?], opens "يا شام كم لك من يد عندي" ].
5. p.20-p.24 : [poems]
6. p.25 : [poem signed al-Sayyid Muḥammad, opens "تبسم ثغر الفتح يهتف بالنصر" ].
7. p.26-p.27 : [short prose piece, opens "ما تبسم فجر وضحك غمام" ].
8. p.28 : [short prose piece, opens "بسم الله الجامع بذاته حقائق اسمائه وصفاته" ].
9. p.29-p.31 : [short prose piece, opens "الحمد لله وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد ... انظر روض باكرة الماطر" ].
10. p.32-p.33 : [poem, opens "لحى الله دهرا بالاحبة افجعا" ].
11. p.34-p.35 : [poem, opens "بك المناصب في العلياء تفتخر" ].
12. p.35-37 : [short prose piece, opens "الحمد لله ... يا مخلص النفوس اذا لعثمت دياجي"].
13. p.38-p.45 : [blank].
14. 46-p.47 : [mainly poems, opens "تجلى ضيا الفضل من افقك الاعلا" ].
15. p.47-p.49 : [three short poems in Turkish].
16. p.50-p.52 : [blank].

Physical Details:
Collation:

2 V (20), I+2 (24) ; possible that leaves are missing ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts).

Layout:

Written in 29 lines per page ; often divided to two columns to set off poetry.

Script:

Nastaʻlīq ; compact, elegant hand ; characteristically serifless with effect of words descending to baseline, elongation and thickness of horizontal strokes.

Decoration:

Occasional vocalization and orthographic signs rubricated ; signatures following several of the poems rubricated ; for one poem (see p.22) opening letters of opening words of each hemistich rubricated.

Support:

non-European (likely Persian or Indian) laid paper with 7-8 laid lines per cm. (vertical or horizontal, varies), curved and fairly distinct and occasional chain lines visible at roughly 45 mm. apart ; thin and crisp though sturdy, well-burnished to glossy ; alternating leaves surface dyed a dark yellow ochre, pale green or pale pink.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in red cut velvet with dark red leather over spine and edges/turn-ins (framed binding) ; Type III binding (without flap) ; doublures in marbled paper (striking pattern mainly in red, blue, yellow and black on white) with doublure hinges in a different marbled paper (blue on white) ; leather surrounding velvet panels gold-tooled in wide guilloché roll border ; sewn in yellow thread, two stations, though textblock detached from cover and with many loose quires ; overall in somewhat poor condition with some abrasion and staining, lifting of leather, spine fully split with covers detached from one another and from textblock, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda (pp.1-2) -- b. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas (pp.3-4).

Former Shelfmarks:

From inner front cover, 'title page' (p.5) and label on lower cover, "IL 128" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).

Origin:

Lacks dated colophon though poem on p.33 possibly dated 1199 [1784 or 5]. Paper, etc. suggests late 18th or early 19th century.

Ownership and History:

Book price and possible former inventory marks on 'title page' (p.5) ; occasional marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Muḥammad Ṣādiq.
04--محمد صادق.
05--Muḥammad Najīb al-Azharī al-Ḥusnī al-ʻAṭṭār.
05--.محمد نجيب الازهري الحسني العطار
06--ʻUmar ibn ʻAbd al-Salām.
06--عمر بن عبد السلام.
07--ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz al-Ṣamadī.
07--عبد العزيز الصمدي.

Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

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

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