Isl. Ms. 619


Sharḥ al-Shāfiyah,[930, i.e., 1524].شرح الشافية,[930ه، 1524م].


Jārabardī, Aḥmad ibn al-Ḥusayn,d. 1346.جاربردي، احمد بن الحسين.

Place/Date of Production:



195 leaves :paper ;208 x 153 (135 x 85) mm. bound to 213 x 155 mm.


Fine (though acephalous) copy of al-Jārabardī's (d.1346) commentary on Ibn al-Ḥājib’s (d. 1249) celebrated manual of morphology (ṣarf or taṣrīf), al-Shāfīyah.

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Arabic language--Morphology--Early works to 1800.
Arabic language--Inflection--Early works to 1800.
Arabic language--Grammar--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Ibn al-Ḥājib, ʻUthmān ibn ʻUmar,--1175-1249.--Shāfiyah.




Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on interior of upper cover.


"لم يترك في حوزة المكارم السنية مكانا لالا وحق له قول من قال لقد ذلت سبل المعاني وفاق الخلق طرا بالبيان"


"بمعناها في الغاية والانتهاء ومن الله البداية واليه النهاية"


"Scribal," triangular, reads "فرغت يدا احقر عباد الله الصمد حسن بن صالح بن احمد عن تنسيخ هذه النسخة الچارپرديدية ضحوة يوم الثلثاء السابع والعشرين من ذي القعدة سنة ثلثين وتسعمائة ببقعة بدليس [؟] صينت من آفات التلبيس في المدرسة الحاجية على صاحبها الرحمة م"


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Physical Details:

Chiefly quinions ; now so tightly bound, virtually impossible to discern original gatherings without damaging or disbinding ; leaf carrying incipit page missing ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 17 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh-nastaʻlīq (talik) ; elegant Eastern Turkish [?] hand ; virtually serifless and quite rounded with curvilinear descenders (many sweeping), slight effect of words descending to baseline (occasionally more exaggerated), pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots, freely ligatured, kāf mashqūqah preferred (even final kāf) with shaqq sweeping upward.


Keywords and abbreviation symbols rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of inverted commas in red ; text being commented upon (matn al-Shāfiyah) overlined in red.


European laid paper with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 30-32 mm. apart (horizontal), and bull's head watermark (pole and five-petalled flower above, see p.10, 16, etc.), dense and sturdy though crisp, well-burnished.


Pasteboards covered in dark teal cloth ; Western-style binding (not original) ; board linings in wove paper ; resewn and very tightly bound ; stuck-on endbands in blue and white stripe ; overall in fairly good condition with some abrasion, staining, lifting of cloth, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

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

Former Shelfmarks:

From inner front cover and spine label, "IL 202" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon on p.390, copied by Ḥaṣan ibn Ṣāliḥ ibn Aḥmad, in al-Madrasah al-Ḥājjīyah [?] (المدرسة الحاجية) in the buqʻah (بقعة) of Bitlis (بدليس) [?] with transcription (tansīkh) completed 27 Dhū al-Qaʻdah 930 [ca. 26 September 1524].

Ownership and History:

On recto of opening leaf (fol.1a/p.1), ownership statement dated 1316 [1898 or 9] in name of Ḥasan ibn [?] Muḥammad al-Rizq Ḥamawī [?], accompanied by circular seal impression (repeated twice), statement reads "ملكه الفقير اليه تعالى حسن ابن محمد الرزق حموي [؟] سنة ١۳۱٦" and seal impression reads "حسن الرزق ١٣١٤" (compare statements in Isl. Ms. 500, 615, 623) ; marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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04 Ḥaṣan ibn Ṣāliḥ ibn Aḥmad, fl. 1524, scribe. 04 حسن بن صالح بن احمد, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

05 Ḥasan al-Rizq, fl. 1896, former owner. 05 حسن الرزق، مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 305 ; II 193, no. 2Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,iv 7375

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Posted by evyn on September 23, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Yahuda Collection

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