Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 602

Title:

Kitāb Qamʻ al-nufūs wa ruqyat al-maʼyūs,[1022, i.e. 1613].كتاب قمع النفوس ورقية المأيوس,[1022ه، 1613م].

Author:

Ḥiṣnī, Taqī al-Dīn Abū Bakr ibn Muḥammad,1351 or 2-1426.حصني، تقي الدين ابو بكر بن محمد.

Place/Date of Production:

[1613].

Size:

78 leaves :paper ;210 x 160 (145 x 93) mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of the work of anecdotes from the life of the prophet, the first four Caliphs, and the Umayyads (see Brockelmann, C. GAL, II 95, 25. / no.6).

Other Title(s):

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Subject(s):

Caliphs--Anecdotes--Early works to 1800.
Islamic exempla--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632--Biography--Anecdotes--Early works to 1800.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from 'title page' (p.3).

Incipit:

"الحمد لله الذي خلق الموجودات من ظلمة العدم بنور الايجاد ... وبعد فان الناس كانوا في الجاهلية جهلا وعمية عميا ..."

Explicit:

"ان الذين من قبلكم بنوا مشيدا واملوا بعيدا وجمعوا كثيرا فاصبح املهم غرورا وجمعهم بورا ومساكنهم قبورا قال مصنفه رحمه الله جمعت هذه الاحرف بالقدس الشريف راجيا من الرب اللطيف العفو عما اجترحته وصيعت وقتي فيه بالتسويف تم الكتاب بحمد الله وعونه وحسن توفيقه"

Colophon:

"Scribal," rectangular, reads "وكان الفراغ من كتابته يوم الاحد وقت العصر ثالث عشر ربيع الثاني سنة اثنين وعشرين والف من الهجرة النبوية على صاحبها افضل الصلاة والسلام وحسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل ولا حول ولا قوة الا بالله العلي العظيم فسيكفيكهم الله وهو السميع العليم"

Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

i, V (10), V-1 (19), 5 V(69), IV-1 (76), i ; chiefly quinions ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves).

Layout:

Written in 19 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; neat, round 'Syrian' or Egyptian [?] hand in a medium line ; virtually serifless with slight effect of tilt to the left, curvilinear descenders, pointing mainly in distinct or conjoined dots, partially vocalized.

Decoration:

Keywords accented with red (over elongated horizontal strokes) ; textual dividers in the form of red discs ; some abbreviation symbols rubricated.

Support:

European laid paper with 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 26-27 mm. apart (horizontal), and anchor in circle with leaf above watermark (see pp.12-13, etc.) ; burnished to glossy, sturdy and dark cream in color.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in brown leathers (appear to have been cut down from already covered and decorated larger boards and the cut edges covered in another leather) ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in untinted laid paper ; upper and lower covers carry tooled central binding binding ornament consisting of three dodecagons (accented with gold-paint) inscribed within a circle (compare Weisweiler class. W 24) surrounded by a heavy band in a series of s-shapes set in rules as well as an outermost series of x-shaped stamps with radiating gold-painted strokes (x-shaped stamps also appear within the dodecagons) ; detached floral pendants and a rule border complete the composition ; sewing mainly gone though two stations evident, many bifolia split ; overall in poor condition with much abrasion, staining, delamination of boards, lifting and losses of leather, etc. ; likely never attached to text block (simply serves as a wrapper).

Accompanying Materials:

a. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas -- b. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda. -- c. Slip with note of Winifred Smeaton Thomas on missing leaf between pp.40-41.

Former Shelfmarks:

From interior of upper cover and spine label "IL 281" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.154, transcription completed 13 Rabīʻ II 1022 [June 1613].

Ownership and History:

Ownership / purchase statement on recto of front flyleaf (p.1) and on 'title page' (p.3) in name of ʻAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad al-Ṣabbāgh, who purchased the book for a certain amount (in dirhams) from the son of al-Shaykh Muṣṭafá al-Ṣaḥḥāf in Shaʻbān of the year 1274 [March-April 1858], statement on p.1 reads "قد انتقل من ملك ابن الشيخ مصطفى الصحاف الى نوبة الفقير عبد الله ابن محمد الشهير بالصباغ آل بالشرى الشرعي الى نوبة المذكور بمبلغ من الدراهم في سنة اربع وسبعين ومائتين بعد الالف شهر شعبان المبارك في التاريخ المذكور سنه ۱۲۷٤" ; magic squares (awfāq) of order three on front flyleaf verso (p.2), one complete the other two incomplete ; two other ownership statements on 'title page' (p.3), one in name of Shaʻbān al-Azharī al-Shāfiʻī ( شعبان الازهري الشافعي ) another in name of Bakr ibn al-Ḥājj Muṣṭafá ibn al-Ḥājj Ḥasan [Ḥusayn?] ( بكر ابن الحاج مصطفى ابن الحاج حسن [حسين؟] ) dated 19 Dhū al-Ḥijjah 1147 [May 1735] in Mecca ; glosses and marginal corrections (many marked with signes de renvois).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

05 Bakr ibn Muṣṭafá ibn Ḥasan, fl. 1735, former owner. 07 ʻAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad al-Ṣabbāgh, fl. 1858, former owner. 05 بكر بن مصطفى بن حسن, مالك سابق. 07 عبد الله بن محمد الصباغ, مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 95 (25. / no. 6)Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,iv 570, no.9589 (2/1356)

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

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