Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 275

Title:

Jamʻ-i mukhtaṣar,[late 15th century?].جمع مختصر,[پایان قرن 15؟].

Author:

Vahid Tabrīzī,fl. 1417.وحيد تبريزي.

Place/Date of Production:

[1475-1499?].

Size:

40 leaves :paper ;156 x 101 (110 x 55) mm.

Summary:

Elegant copy of the brief treatise on Persian prosody by Vaḥīd al-Dīn Tabrīzī (fl. 1417).

Other Title(s):

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Subject(s):

Persian language--Versification--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Persian--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Genre:

Headpieces (layout features)15th century.

Language:

Persian.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from opening matter on p.2.

Incipit:

"شکر و سپاس واجب التعظيمى را كه بتشريف نطق انسان را مشرف ساخت ... اما بعد اين مختصر يست از منشات وحيد تبريزى در علم عروض و قافيه و صنايع شعر ... و اين را جمع مختصر نام نهاد و بالله التوفيق ..."

Explicit:

"هر كس كه علم قافيه اين مقدار بداند او را كفايت باشد تم"

Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

V-1 (9), 2 V(29), V+1 (40) ; quinions (first and last anomalous) ; p.64 left blank ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written in 15 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Nastaʻlīq (talik) ; elegant hand ; serifless, with slight effect of words descending to baseline, closed counters, and elongated horizontal strokes.

Decoration:

Fine illuminated headpiece at opening on p.2, consisting of rectangular piece with cartouche in lapis lazuli carrying a form of the basmalah ("باسمه سبحانه و تعالى") flanked by rosette pendants in black and surrounded by elegant swirling floral vegetal composition in red, yellow, turquoise, pink, etc. on a gold ground with lapis accents, all surrounded by borders of gold and lapis bands and surmounted by vertical stalks (tīgh) in lapis ; written area of incipit and facing page surrounded by gold frame with outermost blue rule ; keywords and section headings rubricated ; two-teeth stroke abbreviation symbol (overlining keywords) in red ; numerous diagrams (addressing meters, etc.) in red and black ink (see p.25, 26, 27, 28, 62, 64, 65).

Support:

non-European (likely Persian) laid paper with 7 laid lines per cm. (horizontal, fairly indistinct) and no clear chain lines visible ; cloudy formation, sturdy, cream in color, well-burnished ; repairs to some leaves.

Binding:

Marbled laid paper (ebru in light blue, pink, yellow, dark blue) with dark blue cloth over spine ; limp (no boards) ; Type III binding (without flap) ; reverse of paper is undecorated and untinted ; sewn in black thread, two stations ; overall in fairly good condition with minor abrasion, staining, etc. ; textblock has certainly been trimmed (with attempt to avoid loss of catchwords) and carries traces of an envelope flap from a previous (if not the original) cover.

Former Shelfmarks:

"423 T.D.M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" in pencil on interior of upper cover.

Origin:

Lacks dated colophon ; decoration, hand, etc. may suggest late 15th or even 16th century.

Ownership and History:

Occasional marginal corrections (with accompanying signes de renvoi) and glosses.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Abdul Hamid Collection.

References:

Cat. Pers. MSS. Brit. Mus.,p.789

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Posted by evyn on November 8, 2010
Tags: Abdul Hamid Collection, Fully Catalogued, Persian MSS

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