Isl. Ms. 620


[Ḥāshiyat Sayyidī Aḥmad al-Qaddūmī ʻalá Sayyidī al-Sharīf,1010, i.e. 1602].[حاشية سيدي احمد القدومي على سيدي الشريف,[1010ه, 1602م].


Qaddūmī, Aḥmad,ca. 16th cent.?قدومي, احمد.

Place/Date of Production:



193 leaves :paper ;210 x 165 (145 x 97) mm.


"...[Fine copy of a commentary upon] A treatise or gloss on syntax ; preceded by a short treatise (5 pp.) on the same subject, and two pp. of verses on gender, unidentified..." - from catalog card.

Other Title(s):

Title from inscription on interior of upper cover:حاشية القدومي


Arabic language--Syntax--Early works to 1800.
Arabic language--Gender--Early works to 1800.
Arabic language--Grammar--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.9).


"قول السيد الكلام هو اللفظ فان قيل لي [؟] شيء لم يبتدا ..."


"والاوائل والمبادي دون الاواخر والثواني صح قرأة ..."


"كملت الحاشية المباركة بحمد الله وحسن عونه وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد واله سادس وعشرين من شهر رجب المبارك الفرد من عام عشرة بعد الالف ..."


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1. p.1 : [assorted excerpts].
2. p.2-p.6 : [short excerpt with definitions of grammatical terms, opens "وحقيقة النحو علم باصول يعرف بها احوال اواخر الكلم اعرابا وبناء وحقيقة الكلام ما تركب من كلمتين ..."].
3. p.7 : [blank].
4. p.8-p.9 : [assorted verses and other excerpts].
5. p.10-p.385 : Ḥāshiyat Sayyidī Aḥmad al-Qaddūmī ʻalá Sayyidī al-Sharīf [?] / Aḥmad al-Qaddūmī.
6. p.386 [another excerpt].

Physical Details:

4, V (14), V+1 (25), 5 V(75), VI (87), 4 V(127), V+1 (138), 4 V(178), V+1 (189), II (193) ; chiefly quinions ; middle of the quire marks in the form of al-khamsah al-ghubārīyah in the upper outer corner of the right-hand leaf ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 22 lines per page ; frame-ruled (impression of ruling board evident).


Maghribī script ; quite an elegant hand with effect of tilt to the right.


Some keywords and notabilia (side-heads) rubricated, others in blue ink.


European laid paper with 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 23-28 mm. apart (horizontal), and possible hand or glove watermark (see p.40, 41, 66, 366, 382, etc.) ; medium cream in color, well-burnished to glossy, sturdy and dense though crisp.


Pasteboards covered in brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in beige laid paper ; fore edge flap lined in purple textile ; upper and lower covers carry blind-stamped scalloped mandorla (filled with symmetrical vegetal composition, similar to Déroche class. OSd1) as well as tooled border ; sewn in beige thread, two stations ; only traces of headband remain ; overall in somewhat poor condition with much abrasion, staining, lifting and losses of leather, etc. ; repairs to spine, fore edge flap, and board edges in red leather.

Accompanying Materials:

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

Former Shelfmarks:

From interior of upper cover and spine label, "IL 96" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon on p.385, transcription completed 26 [?] Rajab 1010 [ca. 20? January 1602].

Ownership and History:

Ownership statement on 'title page' (p.9) possibly dated 1021 [1612 or 13] in name of ʻAlī ibn ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz ibn ʻAbd Allāh ibn ... [?] ibn al-Ḥusayn ibn ʻĪsá ibn Yāsīn al-Sharīf al-Ḥasanī, statement reads "ملك ... واقل عبيده علي بن عبد العزيز بن عبد الله بن ... بن الحسين بن عيسى بن ياسين الشريف الحسنى ... الدار والمنشا المالكي مذهبا الاشعري اعتقادا ... وفي اوائل ... احد وعشرين والف" ; occasional marginal corrections and notabilia (side-heads).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 283 15 (16.) cmtre 2a. ; II 216 ; S II 305-306

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

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