Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 226

Title:

Ḥall asrār al-akhyār ʻalá iʻrāb Iẓhār al-asrār,[1197, i.e. 1783].حل اسرار الاخيار على اعراب اظهار الاسرار,[1197ه, 1783م].

Author:

Zaynīʹzādah, Ḥusayn ibn Aḥmad,d. 1754 or 5.زينى زاده، حسين بن احمد.

Place/Date of Production:

[1783].

Size:

212 leaves :paper ;200 x 125 (134 x 60) mm.

Summary:

Elegant copy of the commentary by Ḥusayn ibn Aḥmad Zaynīʻzade on Iẓhār al-asrār, the work of Arabic grammar by Birgivî (Birgili, Birkawī) Mehmet Efendi.

Other Title(s):

Edge title (tail):معرب زينى زادهTitle from close (p.419):اعراب على الاظهارمعرب الاظهار

Subject(s):

Arabic language--Grammar--Early works to 1800.
Arabic language--Inflection--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Birgivî Mehmet Efendi,--ca. 1522-1573.--Iẓhār al-asrār.

Genre:

Headpieces (layout features)18th century.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from opening on p.5.

Incipit:

"الحمد لله الذي رفع داء الجهل عنا بانزال قرآن عربي بين الهدى علينا ونصب اطباء العلماء بيننا بمحض لطفه واحسانه وكرمه لنا ... اما بعد فيقول الراجي من ربه الحسنى والزيادة حسين ابن احمد الشهير بزين زاده غفر ذنوبهما وستر عيوبهما لما كان كتاب اظهار الاسرار للشيخ محمد البركي بديع الفضل في الاعصار منطويا على حقائق المباحث المعربية ومحويا على دقائق الاسرار الادبية ... سألني بعض الاخوان ... ان اكتب عليه اعرابا لا يغادر صغيرا ولا كبيرا الا احصاه ... فاجبتهم متضرعا الى من هو عليه هين يسير ... وسميته بحل اسرار الاخيار على اعراب اظهار الاسرار ..."

Explicit:

"ويجوز ان يكون صفة رجل حملا على محله القريب كما في الرضي هذا اخر ما اوردناه من الاعراب على اظهار الاسرار بعون الملك الستار ... اللهم اجعله خالصا لوجهك الكريم ... وصلى الله علي سيدنا محمد الذي ارسل رحمة للعالمين وعلى اله واصحابه اجمعين وعلى جميع الانبياء والمرسلين والحمد لله رب العالمين"

Colophon:

"Scribal," triangular, reads: "تمت الكتاب بعون الملك الوهاب وقد كملت هذه المعرب في شهر شوال سنة سبع وتسعين ومائة والف عن يد عبد الضعيف الحاج احمد امام زاده القسطموني غفر له"

Dedication:

Can you help transcribe the dedication? Please comment!

Contents:

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

Physical Details:
Collation:

ii, 20 V(200), V+2 (212), i ; exclusively quinions (one anomalous) ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves and mistakenly skips two pages each between pp.101-102 and 321-322).

Layout:

Written in 19 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Nastaʻlīq (talik) ; virtually serifless with slight effect of words descending to baseline (occasionally more exaggerated), elongation and contrasting thickness of horizontal strokes, pointing (for two and three dots) mainly in strokes rather than distinct dots, kāf mashqūqah preferred.

Decoration:

Elegant illuminated headpiece (ʻunwān) at opening on p.4 consisting of rectangular piece with empty gold cartouche and flanking floral motifs in gold, red, and green surmounted by a shallow w-shaped piece filled with swirling floral vegetal decoration in green and red on a filed of gold, surmounted by vertical stalks (tīgh) in red and blue and set in a well of decorative bands in light blue, red, white, and gold ; written area throughout surrounded by frame consisting of a series of gold bands with an outer red fillet and a separate red fillet (narrow gold band for incipit and facing page) surrounding the area of the margins ; keywords rubricated ; overlining in red.

Support:

European laid paper ; opening type with 9 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 26 mm. apart (horizontal), and crown and grapes (raisin) watermark (see p.6, 20, etc.), heavily sized and burnished, crisp and transluscent though sturdy, light beige in color ; latter gatherings (from p.181) lighter in color and with " C C W" ["G C W" ?] watermark (see p.190, 191, 230, 231, 420, 421, etc.).

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in tan leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; pastedowns/flyleaves in gold-flecked yellow-green surface-dyed paper ; upper and lower covers carry gold-stamped (over red-oranged recessed onlays) mandorla (filled with vegetal composition, similar to Déroche class. NSd 7), pendants and cornerpieces with gold-tooled and gold-painted accents as well as guilloché roll border ; sewn in pink thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in pink and black, damaged ; overall in fair condition with some abrasion, staining, lifting of leather, etc. ; housed in box for protection.

Former Shelfmarks:

"342 T. D. M.[?]" inscribed in pencil on verso of front flyleaf ; "20" inscribed in pencil on 'title page' (p.3).

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.419, copied by Aḥmad Imāmʻzādah al-Qasṭamūnī (Ahmet İmamzade el-Kastamoni) with transcription finished in Shawwāl 1197 [September 1783].

Ownership and History:

Inscriptions in pencil on front flyleaf "342 T. D. M.[?]" and 'title page' (p.3) "20" ; also on 'title page' (p.3), ownership statement "من كتب الفقير مخدوم عالى پاشا مصطفى رشيد" and oval seal impression (with inscription "السيد مصطفى رشيد" and seemingly dated 1274 [1857 or 8]) in name of Mustafa Reşit (السيد مصطفى رشيد / Muṣṭafá Rashīd / Mahdum-ı Âli Paşa Mustafa Reşit), son of the grand vezir Mehmet Emin Âli Paşa (d.1871), compare statements (some dated 1286 [1870]) and seal impressions in other manuscripts, including Isl. Ms. 371 and Isl. Ms. 389, along with Isl. Ms. 308, Isl. Ms. 399 and Isl. Ms. 409).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

05 Ahmet İmamzade el-Kastamoni, fl. 1782, scribe. 05 احمد امام زاده القسطمونى، ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

07 Mustafa Reşit, fl. 1870, former owner. Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918, former owner. 07 مطفى رشيد، مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Abdul Hamid Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 441 no.20 cmtre c. ; II 656Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,i, 346

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Posted by evyn on October 6, 2010
Tags: Abdul Hamid Collection, Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued

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