Isl. Ms. 253


[Majmūʻat rasāʼil,1093 to 1095, i.e. 1682 to 1684].[مجموعة رسائل,1093ه الى 1095ه، 1682م الى 1684م].

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220 leaves :paper ;197 x 115 (125 x 40) mm.


Elegant copy of a collection of treatises on assorted topics. Contents listed on second flyleaf at opening of codex (p.1).

Other Title(s):

Edge title (tail):مجموعة المتونچغميني في الهيئةكتاب الچغمينيتهذيب الكلامتهذيب المنطقغاية تهذيب الكلام في تحرير المنطق والكلاممتن الحنفيةاستعارةمتن وضعيةمتن البيضاوي في النحومتن قاضي بيضاوي في النحو


Astronomy, Arab--Early works to 1800.
Geometry--Islamic Empire--13th century.
Mathematics, Arab--Early works to 1800.
Islamic philosophy--Early works to 1800.
Islam--Doctrines--Early works to 1800.
Arabic language--Rhetoric--Early works to 1800.
Arabic language--Semantics--Early works to 1800.
Logic--Early works to 1800.
Arabic language--Morphology--Early works to 1800.
Arabic language--Grammar--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




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1. p.1 : [contents listing].
2. p.2-p.3 : [blank].
3. p.4-p.69 : Kitāb al-Chaghmīnī / Maḥmūd ibn Muḥammad al-Jaghmīnī.
4. p.70-p.75 : [blank].
5. p.76-p.110 : Ashkāl al-taʼsīs / Muḥammad ibn Ashraf al-Samarqandī.
6. p.111-p.115 : [blank].
7. p.116-p.157 : Hidāyah fī al-ḥikmah / al-Mufaḍḍal ibn ʻUmar Athīr al-Dīn al-Abharī.
8. p.158-p.163 : [blank].
9. p.164-p.276 : Tahdhīb al-kalām / Saʻd al-Dīn Masʻūd ibn ʻUmar al-Taftāzānī.
10. p.277-p.281 : [blank].
11. p.282-p.283 : Matn al-Ḥanafīyah / ʻAḍud al-Dīn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad al-Ījī.
12. p.284-p.291 : Risālat al-istiʻārah / Abū al-Qāsim ibn Abī Bakr al-Laythī al-Samarqandī.
13. p.292-p.295 : al-Risālah al-waḍʻīyah / ʻAḍud al-Dīn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad al-Ījī.
14. p.296-p.301 : [blank].
15. p.302-p.313 : Tahdhīb al-manṭiq / Saʻd al-Dīn Masʻūd ibn ʻUmar al-Taftazānī.
16. p.314-p.321 : [blank].
17. p.322-p.367 : Matn al-Bayḍāwī fī al-naḥw / ʻAbd Allāh ibn ʻUmar al-Bayḍāwī.
18. p.368-p.371 : [blank].
19. p.372-p.451 : al-Shāfiyah / ʻUthmān ibn ʻUmar Ibn al-Ḥājib.
20. p.452-p.454 : [blank].

Physical Details:

ii, 3 V(30), III (36), 3 V(66), VII (80), 14 V(220), ii ; chiefly quinions ; several leaves between each work left blank ; catchwords present in opening work, then lacks proper catchwords but last word of final line on the verso of each leaf is usually repeated at the beginning of the first line on the following recto ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes some flyleaves and inserts, skips two pages between pp.203-204 and skips ahead ten pages from 333 to 344).


Written in 17 lines per page ; frame-ruled (impression of ruling board clearly evident).


Nastaʻlīq (talik) ; bold, elegant hand ; serifless, with characteristic descent of words to baseline ; elongation of horizontal strokes as well as exaggerated contrast in thickness as compared to vertical strokes.


Keywords, section headings, and abbreviation symbols rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of inverted commas in red ; written area surrounded by frame consisting of a narrow gold band outlined with black fillets ; several diagrams in red and black (see p.7, etc.).


European laid paper of several types, all well-burnished ; opening type with 9 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 20-21 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermarks of large, elaborate scrollwork / arms with two stars (see p.12-13), scrollwork / arms with mermaid or figure above (see p.8, 18, etc.), another scrollwork / arms with chevrons and again figure above (see p.6, 20) ; another type with 10 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 25-26 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermark of three hats (see p.32-33, etc.), sturdy and slightly thicker ; another type with 11-12 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 27-28 mm. apart (vertical) and watermark of lion rampant (see p.112), quite sturdy ; some leaves tinted (pink, orange, ochre, etc.), others untinted but silver-flecked, and still others both tinted and silver-flecked.


Pasteboards covered in dark brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; two-piece binding (overlapping flanges visible at spine) ; pastedowns and flyleaves (as well as flap lining) in a fine marbled paper (in red, blue, light green, and maroon) ; upper and lower covers carry gold-tooled elongated central lozenge and roll border in a series of s-shaped stamps ; sewn in light blue thread, two stations, failing with many gatherings loose ; worked chevron endbands in yellow and light blue, some damage but in fair condition ; overall in fairly good condition with only minor abrasion and lifting of leather ; fore edge flap somewhat small.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Slip of ruled paper with "Jaghmīnī | Mulakhkhaṣ | trans. into German | 2 DMG | 47, L13" in pencil -- b. Insert carrying glosses tipped in (paginated pp.373-374).

Former Shelfmarks:

"219 T. D. M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" inscribed in pencil on verso of front flyleaf ; "18" inscribed in pencil on 'title page’ (p.3) ; "٣٢٣" on tail edge.


As appears in colophons on p.69, p.110, and p.451, entire majmūʻah likely copied by Hābīl ibn ʻUmar with transcription of Kitāb al-Chighmīnī finished 26 Rabīʻ I 1095 [ca. 13 March 1684], transcription of Ashkāl al-taʼsīs completed 19 Ṣafar 1095 [ca. 6 February 1684], and transcription of al-Shāfiyah completed 12 Muḥarram 1093 [ca. 21 January 1682]. Completion of transcription for the other works not specified, but likely falling between 1682 and 1684. Colophon on p.367 would indicated that Matn al-Bayḍāwī fī al-naḥw was copied by ʻUmar al-Marsawī [?] [perhaps the copyist's father] with transcription completed 9 Rabīʻ I 1060 [ca. 12 March 1650], though the copyist very likely simply copied this verbatim from the exemplar.

Ownership and History:

Inscriptions in pencil on verso of front flyleaf "219 T. D. M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" and opening 'title page' (p.3) "18" ; on second flyleaf at opening carrying contents listing (p.1) ownership statement and oval seal impression in name of al-Sayyid Muḥammad ʻAṭāʼ Allāh (Mehmet Ataullah), statement reads "استصحبه الفقير السيد محمد عطاء الله غفر له" and seal impression appears to be dated 1192 [1778 or 9] ; marginal glosses (some in decorative geometric shapes, see p.105).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Jighmīnī, Maḥmūd ibn Muḥammad,--d. 1221?--Mulakhkhaṣ fī al-hayʼah.
04--جغميني، محمود بن محمد.--ملخص في الهيئة.
05--Samarqandī, Muḥammad ibn Ashraf,--13th cent.--Ashkāl al-taʼsīs.
05--سمرقندي، محمد بن اشرف.--اشكال التأسيس.
06--Athīr al-Dīn al-Abharī, al-Mufaḍḍal ibn ʻUmar,--d. 1265.--Hidāyat al-ḥikmah.
06--اثير الدين الابهري، المفضل بن عمر.--هداية الحكمة.
07--Taftāzānī, Masʻūd ibn ʻUmar,--1322-1389?--Tahdhīb al-manṭiq wa-al-kalām.
07--تفتازاني، مسعود بن عمر.--تهذيب المنطق والكلام.
08--Ījī, ʻAḍud al-Dīn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad,--d. 1355?--ʻAḍudīyah.
08--ايجي، عضد الدين عبد الرحمن بن احمد.--عضدية.
09--Samarqandī, Abū al-Qāsim ibn Abī Bakr,--15th cent.--Risālat al-istʻārah.
09--سمرقندي، ابو القاسم بن ابي بكر.--رسالة الاستعارة.
10--Ījī, ʻAḍud al-Dīn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad,--d. 1355?--Risālah al-waḍʻīyah.
10--ايجي، عضد الدين عبد الرحمن بن احمد.--رسالة الوضعية.
11--Bayḍāwī, ʻAbd Allāh ibn ʻUmar,--d. 1286?--Lubb al-albāb fī ʻilm al-iʻrāb.
11--بيضاوي، عبد الله بن عمر.--لب الالباب في علم الاعراب.
12--Ibn al-Ḥājib, ʻUthmān ibn ʻUmar,--1175-1249.--Shāfiyah.
12--ابن الحاجب، عثمان بن عمر.--شافية.
چغميني في الهيئةكتاب الچغمينيتهذيب الكلامتهذيب المنطقغاية تهذيب الكلام في تحرير المنطق والكلاممتن الحنفيةاستعارةمتن وضعيةمتن البيضاوي في النحومتن قاضي بيضاوي في النحو


13 Hābīl ibn ʻUmar, fl. 1684, scribe. 13 هابيل بن عمر, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918, former owner.

In Collection:

Abdul Hamid Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 473/5 ; S I 865 (5/1)Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 615 ; S I 849Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 608 ; S I 839Brockelmann, C. GAL,GAL, II, 214-216 ; S II 302Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 208Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 194Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 417 ; S I 738Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 303

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

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