Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 657

Title:

[Majmūʻat rasāʼil,ca. 1155, i.e. 1743].[مجموعة رسائل,حوالي 1155ه, 1743م].

Place/Date of Production:

[Istanbul,ca. 1743].

Size:

124 leaves :paper ;165 x 113 (115 x 57) mm.

Summary:

Fine collection (majmūʻah) of mainly "belles-lettres" (adab / ādāb) works in prose and verse. Contents listing on added leaf at opening (p.2).

Other Title(s):

Nubdhah mukhtaṣarah min Rawḍ al-akhyār al-muntakhab min Rabīʻ al-abrārنبذة مختصرة من روض الاخيار المنتخب من ربيع الابرارMudhabah fī naẓm al-ṣifāt min al-ḥulá wa-al-shiyātمذهبة في نظم الصفات من الحلى والشياتIbn Qaḍīb al-Bān, ʻAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad,d. 1684 or 5.Qaṣīdah.ابن قضيب البان، عبد الله بن محمد.قصيدة.Qaṣīdat ʻAbd Allāh Afandī ibn Ḥijāzīقصيدة عبد الله افندى بن حجازى

Subject(s):

Arabic literature--Early works to 1800.
Numbers in literature--Early works to 1800.
Maxims, Arabic--Early works to 1800.
Quotations, Arabic--Early works to 1800.
Arabic poetry--750-1258.
Arabic poetry--622-750.
Arabic poetry--1258-1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Zamakhsharī, Maḥmūd ibn ʻUmar,--1075-1144.--Rabīʻ al-abrār.
Kaʻb ibn Zuhayr.--Qaṣīdat al-Burdah.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632--Poetry.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

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Explicit:

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Colophon:

[Bard al-akbād] and [Nubdhah mukhtaṣarah min Rawḍ al-akhyār] "Scribal," rectangular, reads "حرر في القسطنطنية في اوائل شهر ربيع الثاني من شهور سنة ۱۱٥٥ على يد الفقير عثمان كرامه" ; [Kitāb al-Mudhhab fī al-ḥulá] "Scribal," rectangular, reads "تم كتابه على يد كاتبها لنفسه ولمن شاء الله من بعده عثمان بن مصطفى كرامه ... وذلك في الديار الرومية حماها رب البرية [؟] في ذي الحجة سنة ۱۱٥٥"

Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.1-p.3 : [assorted excerpts and contents listing].
2. p.4-p.8 : [blank].
3. p.9-p.86 : Bard al-akbād fī al-aʻdād /ʻAbd al-Malik ibn Muḥammad al-Thaʻālibī.
4. p.86-p.87 : [assorted excerpts].
5. p.88 : [blank].
6. p.89-p.111 : Nubdhah mukhtaṣarah min Rawḍ al-akhyār al-muntakhab min Rabīʻ al-abrār / Khaṭībʻzādah Muḥammad ibn Qāsim al-Amāsī.
7. p.112-p.119 : [assorted excerpts].
8. p.120-p.132 : [blank].
9. p.133-p.203 : Kitāb al-Mudhhab fī al-ḥulá / Abū ʻAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn ʻĪsá ibn Muḥammad ibn Aṣbagh ibn al-Munāṣif al-Azdī.
10. p.203-204 : [assorted excerpts].
11. p.205 : [blank].
12. p.206-p.212 : [taqrīẓāt for the following takhmīs].
13. p.213-p.239 : Takhmīs Bānat Suʻād / Muḥammad Asaʻd [Mehmet Esat Efendi b. Şeyhülislam Ismail Efendi ?].
14. p.240 : [blank].
15. p.241-p.246 : Qaṣīdat ʻAbd Allāh Afandī ibn Ḥijāzī / ʻAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad Ibn Qaḍīb al-Bān.
16. p.247-p.248 : [blank].

Physical Details:
Collation:

II (4), 5 V(54), VI (66), V (76), III (82), 3 V(112), VI (124) ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (prior to collation, thus due to an initially misplaced bifolium pagination skips from p.222 to p.227, then from p.238 to pp.223-226, then to p.239, foliation is correct).

Layout:

Written in 15-21 lines per page ; written area divided to two columns to set off verses.

Script:

Naskh ; small, clear Turkish or 'Syrian' hand ; mainly serifless with effect of tilt to the right, mainly curvilinear descenders, pointing in distinct dots, some elongation of horizontal strokes, kāf mashkūlah (mashqūqah) preferred.

Decoration:

Keywords, section headings and occasional abbrevation symbols (mainly two-teeth stroke over certain words) rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of red inverted commas.

Support:

European laid paper ; opening type with 10 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 22-25 mm. apart (vertical), and watermarks of grapes (raisin) with name and crown (see p.12, 18, 19, 25, etc.), "P FABRE" (p.16, 21, etc.) and "LANGUEDOC" (p.14, 23, etc.) ; another type with 11 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 23-24 mm. apart (vertical), and crown above name watermark (see p.208, 221, etc.) ; well-burnished to glossy, thin though sturdy, medium cream in color.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in now dull beige laid paper with dark red-brown leather over spine and edges/turn-ins (likely fore edge flap as well, though now lost, framed binding) ; Type II binding (with flap, now lost) ; board linings in yellow laid paper ; sewn in cream thread, two stations ; overall in somewhat poor condition with significant abrasion, staining, lifting and losses of leather and paper, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda -- b. Three inventory cataloguing slips (and two scraps) in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas.

Former Shelfmarks:

From inscription on inner front cover and spine label, "IL 31b" (likely supplied by Yahuda).

Origin:

As appears in opening statement on p.9 and in colophons on p.111 and p.203, bulk of majmūʻah copied for himself by ʻUthmān ibn Muṣṭafá Karāmah [?]. As appears in colophon on p.111, transcription of Bard al-akbād and Nubdhah mukhtaṣarah min Rawḍ al-akhyār completed during the first part of Rabīʻ II 1155 [June 1742]. As appears in colophon on p.203, transcription of Kitāb al-Mudhhab fī al-ḥulá completed in Dhū al-Ḥijjah 1155 [January-February 1743]. Transcription of other works likely completed around the same time. What appears to be date of composition for Takhmīs Bānat Suʻād supplied by fractions on p.239, likely 113-? [1718-1727?].

Ownership and History:

On opening 'title page' (p.9), statement identifying copyist, ʻUthmān (عثمان), dated 1154 [1741 or 2] and accompanied by oval seal impression, statement reads "بخط المغتفر [؟] الى رحمة المنان عبده عثمان ١١٥۴" ; marginal and interlinear glosses and corrections ; collation marks (بلغ).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

03--Thaʻālibī, ʻAbd al-Malik ibn Muḥammad,--961 or 2-1037 or 8.--Bard al-akbād fī al-aʻdād.
03--ثعالبي، عبد الملك بن محمد.--برد الاكباد في العداد.
04--Amāsī, Muḥammad ibn Qāsim,--1459 or 60-1533 or 4.--Rawḍ al-akhyār.--Selections.
04--اماسي، محمد بن قاسم.--روض الاخيار.--مختصرات.
06--Ibn Aṣbagh, Muḥammad ibn ʻĪsá,--1167 or 8-1223 or 4.--Mudhhab fī al-ḥulá.
06--ابن اصبغ، محمد بن عيسى.--مذهب في الحلى.
08--Mehmet Esat Efendi.--Takhmīs Bānat Suʻād.
08--محمد اسعد افندى.--تخميس بانت سعاد.
Nubdhah mukhtaṣarah min Rawḍ al-akhyār al-muntakhab min Rabīʻ al-abrārنبذة مختصرة من روض الاخيار المنتخب من ربيع الابرارMudhabah fī naẓm al-ṣifāt min al-ḥulá wa-al-shiyātمذهبة في نظم الصفات من الحلى والشياتIbn Qaḍīb al-Bān, ʻAbd Allāh ibn Muḥammad,d. 1684 or 5.Qaṣīdah.ابن قضيب البان، عبد الله بن محمد.قصيدة.Qaṣīdat ʻAbd Allāh Afandī ibn Ḥijāzīقصيدة عبد الله افندى بن حجازى

Scribe(s):

11 ʻUthmān ibn Muṣṭafá Karāmah, fl. 1742, scribe. 11 عثمان بن مصطفى كارمه, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 285 (no.13)Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,ii 42 no.1771Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 429 ; I 292Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,iii 344Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 497 ; S I 910Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 39Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,iv 521Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 277

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

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