Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 377


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Title:

Siyer-i Veysî ma Zeyl-i Nabi,[18th century?].سير ويسى مع ذيل نبى,[القرن 18م؟].


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Author:

Veysî,1561-1628.اويس بن محمد آلاشهري ويسي.

Place/Date of Production:

[17--?].

Size:

340 leaves :paper ;242 x 145 (173 x 75) mm.

Summary:

Elegant copy of Veysî's (d.1628) work on the sīrah of the Prophet through the battle of Badr in two parts, followed by the continuation (dhayl / zeyl) composed by Nâbî (d.1712). Table of contents on added leaves at opening (pp.2-11). Contribution to the cataloguing from H. Mottaghi.

Other Title(s):

درة التاج في سيرة صاحب المعراجDürretü't-tac fî sîret Sâhibi'l-mirâcDurrat al-tāj fī sīrat Ṣāḥib al-mi‘rājDürret üt-tacZeyl-i Siyer-i Veysîذيل سير ويسىSiyer-i Veysî zeyliسير ويسى ذيلىذيل السيرZeylü's-Siyer

Subject(s):

Manuscripts, Turkish--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632--Early works to 1800.

Genre:

Headpieces (layout features)18th century.

Language:

Ottoman Turkish.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from opening of added table of contents (p.2).

Incipit:

[Siyer-i Veysî] "كنون وقتست كزكلك سخن كوى بسوى ذكر پيغمبر نهم روى" ; [Zeyl-i Nabi] "يا رب سحاب فيضى باران ايله اول فيضله كشت كامى ريان ايله ..."

Explicit:

[Siyer-i Veysî] "جناب پيغمبرى اولمديغنه دليل جليل لا ينتطح فيه عنزان نابفه سيله [؟] تسليت بخش خاطر عمير اولدقلريدر والله تعالى اعلم بحقايق الامور" ; [Zeyl-i Nabi] "اشتماليله اعلاى درجات امتيازده جلو كر قلنمق شيوۀ خفيۀ تقديردن مستبعد دكلدر والله تعالى اعلم"

Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.2-p.11 : [table of contents].
2. p.12-p.19 : [blank].
3. p.20-p.176 : [Siyer-i Veysî, part 1] / Veysî.
4. p.177 : [blank].
5. p.178-p.317 : [Siyer-i Veysî, part 2] / Veysî.
6. p.318-p.219 : [blank].
7. p.320-p.677 : [Zeyl-i Nabi] / Nabi.

Physical Details:
Collation:

i, 34 V(340), ii ; exclusively quinions ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written in 21 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Nastaʻlīq (talik) ; elegant Turkish hand ; serifless with slight effect of words descending to baseline, elongation of horizontal strokes, mainly closed counters, pointing in conjoined dots ; partially vocalized.

Decoration:

Brilliant illuminated headpiece (ʻunwān / sarlawḥ) at opening of Siyer-i Veysî on p.20, consisting of rectangular piece with empty gold cartouche flanked by floral motifs in pink, orange, red and yellow on fields of gold, surmounted by scalloped w-shaped piece filled with swirling floral vegetal composition in gold, pale green, pink, yellow, red, etc. on a gold ground, itself surmounted by elaborate vertical stalks (tīgh) in blue with gold and red accents, entire piece set in a well consisting of bands of red with white accents, pink with red accents, and gold interlace ; another illuminated headpiece at opening of second part of Siyer-i Veysî on p.178 ; still another superb illuminated headpiece (ʻunwān / sarlawḥ) at opening of Zeyl-i Nabi on p.320, consisting of rectangular piece with empty gold cartouche flanked by floral motifs in gold and pink, surmounted by scalloped w-shaped piece filled with swirling floral vegetal composition in gold, pale green, pink, orange, etc. on a gold ground, itself surmounted by elaborate vertical stalks (tīgh) in blue with gold and red accents, entire piece set in a well consisting of bands of red with white accents, pink with red accents, and heavy gold interlace ; written area surrounded by heavy gold frame defined by black fillets, divisions within (poetic passages, etc.) defined by narrow faint gold bands outlined by black fillets ; section headings, key words and passages, and occasional vocalization rubricated or overlined in red ; textual dividers in the form of red inverted commas.

Support:

non-European laid paper with 9 laid lines per cm. (mainly vertical, curved, fairly distinct) and irregular chain lines occasionally visible, some inclusions, beige in color, crisp and transluscent though quite sturdy, highly burnished ; added table of contents mainly on European wove paper, well-burnished (burnisher's marks visible) ; partial offset of upper portion of headpiece in margin of incipit facing page (p.21) ; flyleaves in European laid paper.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in dark red leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in gold-flecked yellow-tinted paper ; upper and lower covers carry exquisite stamped (with gold-painted orange recessed onlays) mandorla (filled with symmetrical vegetal composition incorporating chī clouds, compare Déroche class. NSd), pendants and cornerpieces with tooled and gold-painted accents (rosettes, strokes, etc.) as well as elaborate guilloché roll borders built up from a series of s-shaped stamps and defined by gold fillets ; sewn in dark pink thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in dark pink and thread and with gold sheed, good condition ; overall in fairly good condition with minor abrasion, etc. ; subtle repair to fore edge flap.

Former Shelfmarks:

"464 T. De M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" inscribed in pencil on verso of front flyleaf ; "٤٥٠" also on verso of front flyleaf.

Origin:

Lacks dated colophon ; dated inscription on recto of second front flyleaf provides a rough terminus ante quem of 1796 ; paper, decoration, etc. also suggest late 18th century.

Ownership and History:

Inscription on recto of second front flyleaf dated 1 Jumādá I 1211 [ca. 2 November 1796] ; occasional marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

05--Nabi,--1641 or 2-1712.--Zeyl-i Nabi.
05--نابي--ذيل نابى.
Zeyl-i Siyer-i Veysîذيل سير ويسىSiyer-i Veysî zeyliسير ويسى ذيلىذيل السيرZeylü's-Siyer

Scribe(s):

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

Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Abdul Hamid Collection.


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References:

Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,iii 201Brit. Mus. Cat. Turkish MSS.,p.37Fihris al-makhṭūṭāt al-Turkīyah al-ʻUthmānīyah allatī iqtanatʹhā Dār al-Kutub al-Qawmīyah mundhu ʻām 1870 ḥattá nihāyat 1980,vol.2, p.27 ff.

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Posted by evyn on October 27, 2010
Tags: Abdul Hamid Collection, Fully Catalogued, Turkish MSS

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H. Mottaghi on paragraph 2:

درة التاج في سيرة صاحب المعراج = سير ويسي

February 29, 2012 3:31 pm
H. Mottaghi on paragraph 3:

اويس بن محمد آلاشهري ويسي (د. 1037هـ)

February 29, 2012 3:31 pm
H. Mottaghi on paragraph 30:

فهرست المخطوطات الترکية العثمانية بدارالکتب المصرية: جلد2، صفحه 27

February 29, 2012 3:32 pm

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