Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 833

Title:

Hikmet-i tabiiye,[1279, i.e. 1863].حكمت طبيعيه,[1279ه, 1863م].

Author:

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Place/Date of Production:

[1863].

Size:

142 leaves :paper ;209 x 130 (156 x 90) mm. bound to 215 x 138 mm.

Summary:

Careful copy of an Ottoman physics (physical science or natural sciences, i.e. hikmet-i tabiiye) textbook of uncertain authorship.

Other Title(s):

Title from spine label:حكمت طبيعيهTitle from inscription on 'title page' (p.1):الحكمة الطبيعيهal-Ḥikmah al-ṭabīʻīyah

Subject(s):

Physics--Study and teaching--Turkey--19th century.
Manuscripts, Turkish--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Turkey--History--Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918--Sources.

Language:

Ottoman Turkish.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from rubricated heading at opening (p.2).

Incipit:

"مقدمه علم حكمت طبيعيه علوم طبيعيه نك ..."

Explicit:

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Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

i, 14 V(140), I (142), i ; almost exclusively quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written in as many as 23 lines per page, though varies considerably depending on number of diagrams, mathematical problems, etc. ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Ruqʻah ; clear Turkish hand ; serifless with slight effect of inclination to the left and of words descending to baseline, freely ligatured, pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots.

Decoration:

Headpiece (ʻunwān / sarlawḥ) at opening on p.2 consisting of rural scene with canon on rolling hills set in a crescent flanked by assorted arms / weapons ; keywords, section headings, numerals and other symbols rubricated ; numerous line-drawings and diagrams (in pencil and black and red inks) illustrating text.

Support:

Machine laid paper (faux laid wove) with 10 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 22 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermark of "L J D," thin, transluscent, and quite well-burnished, tinted blue.

Binding:

Boards covered in textured, coated black paper with red leather over spine and corners of boards (barely, not quite half-binding) ; Western style binding ; pastedowns and flyleaves in printed 'marbled' paper (mainly in dark blue, pink and yellow) ; spine gold-stamped with vegetal designs and lines along ridges ; sewn in yellow thread, five stations, over cords ; stuck-on endbands ; overall in fair condition with some abrasion, lifting and losses of paper and leather, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

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Origin:

As appears at close on p.281, dated 28 Dhū al-Qaʻdah 1279 [May 1863].

Ownership and History:

Inscription describing contents on front flyleaf "Lectures (student's writing-book ?) in Turkish on Physics (Optics, etc.) from the Military School at Haidar Pasha (Constantinople)" ; book price and "Lect" in same hand on 'title page' (p.1) along with assorted inventory marks (٦٠, ٢٤, etc.) ; fairly clean copy.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Tracy W. McGregor Collection of Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Mathematical and Astronomical Manuscripts.

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Posted by evyn on November 30, 2010
Tags: Fully Catalogued, Tracy W. McGregor Collection, Turkish MSS

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