Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 411

Title:

Şemail-i şerif,[early 18th century?].شمائل شريف,[اوائل القرن 18م؟].

Author:

Ayn-ı Ekber Mehmet Efendi,d. 1722?عين اكبر محمد افندى.

Place/Date of Production:

[1700-1747?].

Size:

58 leaves :paper ;195 x 125 (117 x 70) mm.

Summary:

Elegant copy of Ayn-ı Ekber Mehmet Efendi's (d.1722) versified Turkish work on the characteristics of the Prophet.

Other Title(s):

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Subject(s):

Hadith--Criticism, interpretation, etc.--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Turkish--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632--Biography--Early works to 1800.

Genre:

Headpieces (layout features)18th century.

Language:

Ottoman Turkish.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.1).

Incipit:

"حمد اول خالقه كه يكتادر حكمنده عقلا شيدادر ..."

Explicit:

"سهو وعصيانه افندم بقمه فرقتك آتش ايله يقمه"

Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

ii, 5 V(50), IV (58), ii ; quinions followed by a quaternion ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written in 15 lines per page with written area mainly divided to two columns ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; elegant Ottoman hand ; seriffed with right-sloping head-serifs on most ascenders (even occasional free-standing alif), effect of tilt to the left, curvilinear descenders, mainly open counters, pointing in conjoined dots, fully vocalized.

Decoration:

Illuminated headpiece (ʻunwān / sarlawḥ) at opening on p.2 consisting of gold rectangular piece surmounted by scalloped dome filled with floral vegetal decoration in white, pink, light blue, and lavender with red accents on a gold ground, entire piece set in a well of red with white accents and surmounted by vertical stalks (tīgh) in blue ; written area (and divisions within) surrounded by gold frame defined by black fillets ; section headings chrysographed.

Support:

European laid paper with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 22-24 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermark of grapes (raisin) under crown (see p.18, 28, etc.), transluscent and crisp though sturdy, well-burnished to glossy.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in maroon leather ; Type II binding (with flap), likely two-piece binding (seam of overlapping flanges visible at spine) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in pink surface-dyed, textured wove paper (embossed in vegetal pattern of large leaves, flowers and vines) ; upper and lower covers carry tooled and gold-painted border and outline of central panel ; sewn in golden yellow thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in magenta and dark blue, good condition ; overall in good condition with minor abrasion, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

"478 T. De M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" inscribed in pencil on verso of front flyleaf.

Origin:

Lacks dated colophon ; statement on 'title page' identifying work and author appears to be dated 1160 [1747] and provides a rough terminus ante quem ; paper, decoration, etc. also certainly suggest 18th century.

Ownership and History:

Ownership statement on 'title page' (p.1) in name of one Emin Efendizade Mehmet Reşat [?] ( امين افندى زاده سيد محمد رشاد ) dated 15 Jumādá II 1211 [ca. 16 December 1796], statement reads "من كتب الفقير ... امين افندى زاده سيد محمد رشاد ... ١٥ ح سنه ٢١١ ..." ; effaced statement and oval seal impression on p.3 ; extensive marginal glosses, many in Arabic.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

07 Emin Efendizade Mehmet Reşat, fl. 1796, former owner. Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918, former owner. 07 امين افندى زاده محمد رشاد, مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Abdul Hamid Collection.

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

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