Isl. Ms. 609


Sharḥ Īsāghūjī li-mawlānā Kātī maʻa ḥawāshīh al-muʻtabarah,[897, i.e. 1491].شرح ايساغوجي لمولانا كاتي مع حواشيه المعتبرة,[897ه، 1491م].


Kātī, Ḥusām al-Dīn Ḥasan,d. 1359.كاتي, حسام الدين حسن.

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68 leaves :paper ;178 x 123 (116-128 x 56-64) mm.


Fine composite copy of the commentary by Ḥusām al-Dīn Ḥasan al-Kātī (d.1359) on the Īsāghūjī, a collection of definitions for terms used in logic adapted from the Isagoge of Porphyry by Athīr al-Dīn al-Abharī (d. between 1263-5), followed in the same hand by the gloss [lacking preface] upon al-Kātī's commentary by al-Bardaʻī (d.1521), next the gloss of Qarajah Aḥmad (d.1450 or 51) in a different hand, and finally in still a different hand, another apparently quite early copy of the gloss by al-Bardaʻī.

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حاشية البردعي


Logic--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Athīr al-Dīn al-Abharī, al-Mufaḍḍal ibn ʻUmar,--d. 1265.--Īsāghūjī.




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


[Sharḥ Īsāghūjī] "الحمد لله الواجب وجوده الممتنع نظيره الممكن سواه وغيره ... وبعد فان كتاب الشيخ الامام قدوة الحكماء اثير الدين الابهري ... الشهير بايساغوجي لما كان علي بعض الاخوان متعسرا ونقضه [؟ وعلى بعضهم] متيسر [متيسرا] اردت ان اكتب بالتماسهم اوراقا لتنزيل تعسره وتعمم تيسره ..."


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[Ḥāshiyah ʻalá Sharḥ Īsāghūjī] "تمت الكتاب بعون الملك الوهاب كاتبه كشفى [؟] بن عيسى ..." ; [Ḥāshiyat al-Bardaʻī] "Scribal," triangular, reads "تمت بعون الله وحسن التوفيق وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد واله اجمعين قد وقع الفراغ من تحرير هذه النسخة في اخر شهر محرم من شهور سنة سبع وتسعين وثمانمائة تم اين نبشتم تا بماند روزگار من نمانم اين بماند يادگار"


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1. p.4-p.46 : Sharḥ Īsāghūjī / Ḥusām al-Dīn Ḥasan al-Kātī.
2. p.47: [originally left blank, now carries a few excerpts].
3. p.48-p.76 : [Ḥāshiyat al-Bardaʻī] / Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Bardaʻī.
4. p.75-p.79 : [originally left blank, now carry a few brief excerpts].
5. p.80-p.114 : [Ḥāshiyah ʻalá Sharḥ Īsāghūjī] / Qarajah Aḥmad.
6. p.115-p.119 : [originally left blank, now carry a few brief excerpts].
7. p.120- p.140 : [Ḥāshiyat al-Bardaʻī] / Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Bardaʻī.

Physical Details:

i, V-1 (9), 2 V(29), IV (37), 2 V(57), VI (69), i ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves).


Written in 15, 16 and 19 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; three fine Turkish or Persianate hands ; Sharḥ Īsāghūjī and opening Ḥāshiyat al-Bardaʻī (through p.76) in a fine naskh, serifless with slight effect of tilt to the left and of words descending to baseline, free assimilation of letters (initial kāf and following alif, point of final nūn with bowl, alif lām of definite article, etc.), somewhat elongated in the vertical, shaqq of kāf often sweeping dramatically upwards, pointing (of multiple dots) mainly in strokes rather than distinct dots ; second ḥāshiyah (of Qarajah Aḥmad, pp.80-114) in a compact and delicate naskh, partially but irregularly seriffed with marked tilt to the left, mainly curvilinear descenders (rightward descenders tapered and sweeping somewhat dramatically) ; final ḥāshiyah (also of al-Bardaʻī, pp.120-140) in a bold, compact naskh, serifless with effect of tilt to the left (mainly) and of words descending to baseline, some extension of horizontal strokes, freely ligatured.


Keywords and abbreviation symbols rubricated ; written area and occasional marginalia surrounded by red rule-border in opening three works ; textual dividers in the form of red discs.


non-European laid paper of perhaps several types ; opening type with 9 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines (horizontal) grouped in threes with 10-11 mm. between chains and 39 mm. between groups, possible group of four at 27 mm. from adjacent group of three ; another type with 7 laid lines per cm. (vertical, quite distinct) and chain lines (horizontal) grouped in threes (and perhaps fours) with 10 mm. between chains and 28-40 mm. between groups (see p.80, 94, etc.) ; at close, a type very similar to the opening if not the same with 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical) and chain lines (horizontal) grouped in threes (and perhaps fours) with 9-10 mm. between chains and 39-42 mm. between groups ; all thin and transluscent though sturdy, well-burnished.


Pasteboards covered in marbled paper (mainly in light blue, salmon, light yellow) with black textile over spine (quarter binding) ; Type III binding (without flap) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in purple wove paper ; resewn in white thread, six stations ; overall in fair condition with some abrasion, deterioration of textile, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

Acquisitions slip from Yahuda.

Former Shelfmarks:

From front flyleaf (p.1) and spine label "IL 183" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon at conclusion of final gloss, transcription completed ("wa-qad waqaʻa al-farāgh min taḥrīr hādhihi al-nuskhah...") end of Muḥarram 897 [December 1491], which would imply quite an early copy. Other sections appear to be contemporary with this final gloss.

Ownership and History:

Stamped in purple ink on front flyleaf (p.1) "22 Juli 1906" ; numerous interlinear and marginal glosses and corrections, a few in decorative geometric shapes (see p.54).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

05--Bardaʻī, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,--d. 1520 or 21.--Ḥāshiyah ʻalá Sharḥ Īsāghūjī.
05--بردعي، محمد بن محمد.--حاشية على شرح ايساغوجي.
06--Qarajah Aḥmad,--d. 1450 or 51.--Ḥāshiyah ʻalá Sharḥ Īsāghūjī.
06--قرجه احمد.--حاشية على شرح ايساغوجي.
Porphyry,--ca. 234-ca. 305--Isagoge.
حاشية البردعي


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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 464 ; S I 841-2Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,I 502-3

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Posted by evyn on September 19, 2010
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