Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 676

Title:

Tuhfetüʼl-mülûk,[1174, i.e. 1761].تحفة الملوك,[1174ه، 1761م].

Author:

Quddūsī, ‘Abd al-Raḥmān ibn ‘Abd Allah,d. 1669 or 70.قدوسي، عبد الرحمن بن عبد الله.

Place/Date of Production:

[1761].

Size:

162 leaves :paper ;210 x 170 (153 x 90) mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of a commentary on the well-known versified Persian-Turkish vocabulary of Şâhidî İbrahim Dede of Muğla (d.1550), Tuhfe-yi Şâhidî [or Tuhfe-i Şâhidî]. Contents listing on opening added leaf (p.2). Excerpts at close (from p.315) address Fawāʼiḥ al-jamāl wa-fawātiḥ al-jalāl (here Fawātiḥ al-jamāl / فواتح الجمال) of al-Shaykh Najm al-Dīn al-Kubrá (d.1221).

Other Title(s):

Edge title (tail):تحفة الملوكتحفة الملوكTitle from inscription on interior of upper cover:تحفة الملوكTitle from inscription on (p.1):كتاب تحفة الملوك في الصرف

Subject(s):

Persian language--Dictionaries--Turkish--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Turkish--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Manuscripts, Persian--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Şahidî İbrahim Dede,--1470-1550.--Tuhfe-yi Şâhidî.

Genre:

Headpieces (layout features)18th century.

Language:

Ottoman Turkish and Persian.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from opening matter on p.8.

Incipit:

"سپاس بى قياس وشكر بى مقياس اول خداى خالق جن وانسه اولسونكه ..."

Explicit:

"دولت كونين اكا معطوف اوله فاعلاتن فاعلاتن فاعلات وزن بودر چون رمل محذوف اوله بحمد الله تعالى بو كتاب تحفة الملوك تمام وبو علم فاخرى تأليف وتصنيف اولنان ... ان ذاك القديم كان عديدا وسيبقى هذا الجديد قديما"

Colophon:

"Authorial" then "scribal," reads "وقع الفراغ من الجمع والتأليف سنة ثلاث وستين والف هجرة من له العز والشرف في اوائل شهر جمادى الاولى يسرنا الله ما هو اخرى واولى ونسأل الله تعالى التسديد والتأبيد وان يجعله خالصا لوجه ... والاولياء العظام والمشايخ الفخام ارباب التجريد رب احشنا معهم تحت لوائهم يا مجيد والحمد لله على الاتمام بعون الله الملك العلام في ١٧ شعبان المعظم سنة ١١٧٤"

Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

I (2), 16 V(162) ; almost exclusively quinions ; final five leaves originally left blank, now carry excerpts in a large bold hand ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written in 23 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Nastaʻlīq (talik) ; an elegant Turkish hand, serifless, with dramatic tilt to the right, elongation of horizontal strokes, and mainly closed counters, though adhering fairly closely to the baseline.

Decoration:

Illuminated headpiece at opening on p.6 consisting of a scalloped semi-circular piece (dome) with swirling floral vegetal decoration in lavender, red, green, etc. on a field of gold and surmounted by vertical stalks (tīgh) in blue and red ; keywords, words being elucidated (as notabilia in margins), and abbreviation symbols rubricated ; overlining in red ; written area of incipit and facing page surrounded by heavy gold frame, elsewhere written area surrounded by red rule-border ; textual dividers in the form of red discs.

Support:

European laid paper with 10 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 24 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermarks of names (see p.214, 215, etc.) and lion (or other four-legged beast / quadruped, see p.312, 317, etc.), sturdy and well-burnished.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in block-printed paper (swirling vegetal design, somewhat reminiscent of marbling, in black and pink on a blue ground) with red leather over spine and fore edge flap ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in untinted laid paper ; sewn in cream thread, two stations ; worked endbands in dark brown and cream, damaged and nearly detached with threads undone and cores exposed ; overall in fair conditon with minor abrasion, lifting of spine leather, staining, etc.

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 label on lower cover, "IL 44" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).

Origin:

As appears in colophon on pp.313-14, composition of the work completed in the first part of Jumādá I 1063 [March-April 1653] with transcription of this copy completed 17 Shaʻbān 1174 [ca. 24 March 1761].

Ownership and History:

Numerous former owners' marks on recto of opening added leaf (p.1) including statement in name of one Hüseyin "من اللهم مالك الملك من كتب العبد الفقير اليه عز شانه حسين القاضي بمدينه اينك [؟] ... غفر له" accompanied by an oval seal impression, another larger oval seal impression (repeated twice) which appears to be dated 1172 [1758 or 9], etc. ; numerous prayers, ḥadīth excerpts, invocations, etc. in Arabic and Ottoman Turkish on added leaves at opening and close of text and 'title page' including kabīkaj invocation "يا كبيكج" (p.1) and seal of Solomon inscription (with greatest name of God / al-Ism al-Aʻẓam) (p.4) ; words being elucidated are repeated in margins as notabilia (side-heads) ; occasional glosses and marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

References:

Brit. Mus. Cat. Turkish MSS.,pp.139-141

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Posted by evyn on October 20, 2010
Tags: Fully Catalogued, Turkish MSS, Yahuda Collection

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