Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 611

Title:

Sharḥ Ḥikmat al-ʻayn maʻa Ḥāshiyat Mīrzā Jān,[1036 to 1037, i.e. 1626 to 1627].شرح حكمة العين مع حاشية ميزا جان,[1036ه الى 1037ه, 1626م الى 1627م].

Author:

Bukhārī, Muḥammad ʻAlī ibn Mubārakshāh,d. ca. 1340.بخاري, محمد علي بن مباركشاه.

Place/Date of Production:

[1626 to 1627].

Size:

247 leaves :paper ;210 x 154 (150-155 x 70-80) mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of the commentary by Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Mubārakshāh al-Bukhārī (d. ca. 1340) on Ḥikmat al-ʻayn, a treatise on metaphysics and the natural sciences by Najm al-Dīn ʻAlī ibn ʻUmar al-Kātibī al-Qazwīnī (d.1276), followed by the gloss of Mīrzā Jān Ḥabīb Allāh al-Shīrāzī al-Bāghandī (d.1586) on Ibn Mubārakshāh's commentary.

Other Title(s):

Edge title (tail):شرح حكمة العين و حاشية [؟]

Subject(s):

Islamic philosophy--Early works to 1800.
Islamic cosmology--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Qazwīnī, ʻAlī ibn ʻUmar,--1203 or 4-1276 or 7.--Ḥikmat al-ʻayn.
Bukhārī, Muḥammad ʻAlī ibn Mubārakshāh,--d. ca. 1340.--Sharḥ Ḥikmat al-ʻayn.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.1).

Incipit:

[Sharḥ Ḥikmat al-ʻayn] "اما بعد حمد الله فاطر ذوات العقول ... فان المولى الفاضل والحكيم الكامل شمس الملة والدين محمد بن مبارك شاه البخاري يقول قد التمس مني بعض اخواني في الدين ... ان اكتب لكتاب حكمة العين من مصنفات المولى العلامة ... نجم الملة والدين علي بن عمر الكاتبي القزويني ... شرحا يذلل عن الالفاظ صعابها ويكشف عن وجه المعاني التي فيها نقابها ..." ; [Ḥāshiyat Mīrzā Jān] "قوله [قال] ... الشاملة للمجرد والمادي ومقابلاتها اقول يحتمل ان يكون مقابلتها معطوفا ..."

Explicit:

[Sharḥ Ḥikmat al-ʻayn] "وليكن هذا اخر ما نورده في العلم الالهي ويتلوه القسم الثاني في الطبيعي والحمد لله على الاتمام وصلواته على محمد واله الاكرام وليكن هذا اخر ما اوردنا ايراده في شرح هذا القسم ولواهب العقل والحياة ومفيض العدل والخيرات حمد لا يعد ولا يحصى ... امين يا رب العالمين" ; [Ḥāshiyat Mīrzā Jān] "فليزم ان لا يقدر العقل على تعقلهما هذا اخر ما تيسر لي في الابحاث المتعلقة بمباحث الامور العامة والحمد لله مفيض الخير والكرامة نسأل الله تعالى ان يوفقني الاتمام ما في الكتاب والصلوة والسلام على افضل روي الحكمة وفضل الخطاب تمت الحاشية الشريفة المنسوبة الى المولى المحقق والهمام المدقق مولانا ميزا جان رحمة الله عليه والرضوان المتعلقة على شرح حكمة العين تاريخ سنة ۱۰۳۶"

Colophon:

[Sharḥ Ḥikmat al-ʻayn] "Scribal," reads "قد وقع الفراغ من تحرير هذه النسخة الشريفة المسماة بشرح حكمة العين في شهر شعبان في اليوم الثلاثة في وقت الضحى في ... في مدرسة ملا احمد الچلي سلمه [؟] الله العلي في تاريخ خمس وثلثين والف على يد اضعف الطلاب المحتاج الى رحمة الرب الغني غفر الله له ولوالديه واحسن اليهما واليه اجمعين امين يا مجيب السائلين اسماعيل الپياسى"

Dedication:

Can you help transcribe the dedication? Please comment!

Contents:

1. p.2-p.316 : Sharḥ Ḥikmat al-ʻayn / Muḥammad ʻAlī ibn Mubārakshāh al-Bukhārī.
2. p.317 : [contents listing for Ḥāshiyat Mīrzā Jān].
3. p.318-p.489 : [Ḥāshiyat Mīrzā Jān ʻalá Sharḥ Ḥikmat al-ʻayn] / Mīrzā Jān Ḥabīb Allāh al-Shīrāzī al-Bāghandī.
4. p.490 : [blank].

Physical Details:
Collation:

15 V(150), IV+1 (159), IV (167), V (177), 2 IV(193), 3 V(223), 3 IV(247), i ; Chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals (Sharḥ Ḥikmat al-ʻayn) ; pagination in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals (Ḥāshiyat Mīrzā Jān) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals (entire volume), supplied during digitization (mistakenly skips two pages each between p.73-74 and p.401-402).

Layout:

Written in 19 and 21-22 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Nastaʻlīq (talik) ; four elegant Turkish hands ; bold, though compact, and virtually serifless with characteristic inclination to the right and slight effect of words descending to baseline, as well as exaggerated thickness of horizontal strokes.

Decoration:

Some abbreviation symbols rubricated ; overlining and textual dividers in the form of three inverted commas in red.

Support:

European laid paper of two main types ; opening work mainly in a paper with 9 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 17-32 mm. apart (horizontal), and cross in an inverted tear drop watermark with letters below (55 mm. tall, see p.30, 31, 291, etc.), fairly thin and transluscent though sturdy, medium cream in color, well-burnished to glossy ; second work mainly in a paper with 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart (horizontal), and anchor in circle with trefoil above watermark (see p.318, 320, etc.), sturdy and well-burnished.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in laid, comb marbled paper (in orange, blue, etc., see flap) with black leather over spine, fore edge flap, and edges/turn-ins (framed binding) ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in untinted laid paper ; fore edge flap lined in textile [linen ?] with stripes in green, purple, and white ; sewn in dull pink or light brown thread, two stations ; overall in poor condition with significant abrasion, lifting and losses of leather and paper, delamination and losses of boards, some pest damage, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda -- b. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas.

Former Shelfmarks:

From interior of upper cover and label on fore edge flap "IL 191" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.316, Sharḥ Ḥikmat al-ʻayn copied by Ismāʻīl al-Payāsī ( İsmail el-Peyâsî ) [al-Bayāsī, el-Beyâsî] in the madrasah of Mullā Aḥmad al-Chillī (Molla Ahmet el-Çillî) with transcription completed 3 Shaʻbān 1035 [ca. 30 April 1626]. As appears at close of ḥāshiyah on p.489, transcription completed 1036 [1626 or 7].

Ownership and History:

Effaced ownership statement on 'title page' (p.1) ; another ownership statement on 'title page' (p.1) in name of one ʻUthmān (Osman) reads "ثم استصحبه عثمان غفر له" ; also on 'title page' (p.1), oval seal impression dated 1276 [1859 or 60] in name of al-Sayyid Muḥammad Saʻīd ( السيد محمد سعيد ; Mehmet Sait ) ; extensive glosses ; occasional marginal corrections ; illegible oval seal impression on back flyleaf (p.492).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Mīrzā Jān, Ḥabīb Allāh,--d. 1586?--Ḥāshiyat Mīrzā Jān ʻalá Sharḥ Ḥikmat al-ʻayn.
04--ميرزا جان، حبيب الله.--حاشية ميرزا جان على شرح حكمة العين.

Scribe(s):

05 İsmail Peyâsî, fl. 1626, scribe. 05 اسماعيل الپياسى, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 466-7Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,iii 103 no. 4586 ; iii 103

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

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