Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 649

Title:

Min Maqāmāt al-ḥāfiẓ al-Suyūṭī,[1011, i.e. 1602].من مقامات الحافظ السيوطي,[1011ه، 1602م].

Author:

Suyūṭī,1445-1505.سيوطي

Place/Date of Production:

[1602].

Size:

35 leaves :paper ;198 x 149 (155 x 99) mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of a selection of four of the Maqāmāt, or rhetorical discourses, composed by the famous and prolific author and scholar, al-Suyūṭī (d.1505). The four maqāmāt here address fruits, vegetables, nuts, and precious stones.

Other Title(s):

Maqāmāt.Selectionsمقامات.مختاراتMaqāmah al-tuffāḥīyahمقامة التفاحيةMaqāmah al-zumurrudīyah fī al-khaḍrawātمقامة الزمردية في الخضرواتMaqāmah al-fustuqīyahمقامة الفستقيةMaqāmah al-yāqūtīyahمقامة الياقوتية

Subject(s):

Arabic prose literature--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on upper cover ; title for each maqāmah found on its respective 'title page' (p.1, 17, 27, 39).

Incipit:

[al-Maqāmah al-tuffāḥīyah] "قال مولانا شيخ الحديث جلال الدين رحمه الله سألت طائفة فاقهة عن مناقب الفاكهة وصفاتها المشاكهة ..." ; [al-Maqāmah al-zumurrudīyah fī al-khaḍrawāt] "قال مولانا شيخ الحديث جلال الدين السيوطي رحمه الله سأل سائل عن اهل الوسائل من يقصد في المسائل ويرصد لديوان الرسائل عن الخضروات السبعة ..." ; [al-Maqāmah al-fustuqīyah] "قال مولانا الشيخ جلال الدين السيوطي مرت من النقول طائفة على النقول عائفة تروم الافصاح عن منافعها والايضاح ..." ; [ al-Maqāmah al-yāqūtīyah ] "قال مولانا شيخ الحديث جلال الدين السيوطي اجتمع سبعة من اليواقيت لبضعة من المواقيت ..."

Explicit:

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Colophon:

[al-Maqāmah al-yāqūtīyah] "Scribal," reads "تمت بحمد الله وعونه وحسن توفيقه والحمد لله وحده وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد واله وسلم بتاريخ اواخر صفر الخير سنة احد عشر والف"

Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.1-p.[22] : al-Maqāmah al-tuffāḥīyah / al-Suyūṭī.
5. p.[23]-p.[38] : al-Maqāmah al-zumurrudīyah fī al-khaḍrawāt / al-Suyūṭī.
2. p.[39]-p.[47] : al-Maqāmah al-fustuqīyah / al-Suyūṭī.
3. p.[48] : [blank].
4. p.[49]-p.69 : al-Maqāmah al-yāqūtīyah / al-Suyūṭī.
6. p.70 : [blank].

Physical Details:
Collation:

III (6), 2 V(26), IV+1 (35) ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (before collation and while quires were out of order with second and third quire switched ; during collation correct pagination was added).

Layout:

Written in 13 lines per page ; frame-ruled (impression of ruling board evident).

Script:

Naskh ; clear Egyptian or 'Syrian' hand in a medium line ; virtually serifless with curvilinear descenders, pointing in distinct dots, hamzah used (al-hamzah al-mutawassiṭah al-maksūrah appears seated to the right of the pointed yāʼ, e.g. opening on p.18), occasional vocalization.

Decoration:

Headings and keywords rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of red discs.

Support:

European laid paper with 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 28-29 mm. apart (horizontal), and anchor in circle with leaf above watermark (50 mm. tall, see pp.6-7, etc.) ; well-burnished to glossy, sturdy.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in marbled paper (in dark blue, green, red, yellow, and orange on white) with spine, fore edge flap, and edges/turn-ins in light brown leather (framed binding) ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in orange-tinted laid paper ; sewn in light yellow thread, four stations, many threads broken ; overall in fair condition with some abrasion, staining, minor lifting and losses of leather, etc. ; fully detached from text block.

Accompanying Materials:

Acquisitions slip from Yahuda.

Former Shelfmarks:

From inner front cover and label on lower cover, "IL 356" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).

Origin:

As appears at close on p.69 (in what seems to be a different hand), transcription completed end of Ṣafar 1011 [August 1602].

Ownership and History:

Ownership statement on 'title page' (p.1) in name of Aḥmad Muṣṭafá al-Salamūnī ( احمد مصطفى السلموني ), reads "ملك الفقير احمد مصطفى السلموني" ; occasional corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

Maqāmah al-tuffāḥīyahمقامة التفاحيةMaqāmah al-zumurrudīyah fī al-khaḍrawātمقامة الزمردية في الخضرواتMaqāmah al-fustuqīyahمقامة الفستقيةMaqāmah al-yāqūtīyahمقامة الياقوتية

Scribe(s):

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

Former Owner(s):

08 Aḥmad Muṣṭafá al-Salamūnī, former owner. 08 احمد مصطفى السلموني، مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 158 (no. 302)Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,vi 55Brockelmann, C. "Maḳāma." in EI2,Vol. VI, p. 107, col. 1

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

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