Isl. Ms. 344


[Dīvān-i Fattāḥī ...etc.,868, i.e. 1463].[دیوان فتاحی ... الخ,868ه, 1463م].


Fattāḥī,d. ca. 1448.فتاحى.

Place/Date of Production:



88 leaves :paper ;160 x 120 (105 x 67) mm.


Elegant copy of the Dīvān of Muḥammad Yaḥyá ibn Sībak (d. 1448 or 9), known mainly as Fattāḥī, as well as Tuffāḥī, Asrārī or Khumārī, accompanied by other excerpts.

Other Title(s):

Title from inscription on 'title page' (p.1):دیوان خماریTitle from inscription on 'title page' (p.1):دیوان اسرار


Persian poetry--747-1500.
Manuscripts, Persian--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




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


[Dīvān-i Fattāḥī] "شراب عشق صافی گشت در خمخانه دلها الا یا ایها الساقی ادر کاسا و ناولها ..." ; [Muntakhab-i Shabistān-i khayāl] "بعد از لوازم توبه واستغفار ..."


"چون تو بر اسرار دیماهی [؟] علیم ختم شد استغفر الله العظیم"


"Scribal," triangular, in Arabic, reads "وقد وقع الفراغ من هذه الديوان على سبيل الاستعجال بيد اضعف عباد الله الغنى حسين بن شمس الحسينى الجرجانى تجاوز الله عن سيائه وذلك فى شهر ربيع الثانى لسنه ثمان وستين وثمانمائة هجرية"


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1. p.2-p.53 : [Dīvān-i Fattāḥī] / Muḥammad Yaḥyá ibn Sībak.
2. p.54-p.57 : [blank].
3. p.58-p.65 : [Muntakhab-i Shabistān-i khayāl] / Ḥakīm al-Dīn al-Asrārī.
4. p.65-p.152 : [further poems, likely comprising the Dīvān-i asrār mentioned on the title page].
5. p.153-p.155 : [blank].
6. p.156-p.176 : [further verses opening "بنام آهنگ از خمهای افلاک شراب فیض فطرت ریخت بر خاک " and likely comprising Dīvān-i Khumārī mentioned on the title page].

Physical Details:

III (6), III+1 (13), III (19), II (23), IV (31), I (33), III (39), 3 IV(63), III (69), VIII+1 (86), I (88) ; miscellany of ternions, quaternions, etc. ; catchwords occasionally present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 11-12 lines per page, mainly divided to two columns ; frame-ruled.


Nastaʻlīq ; exquisite hand ; serifless, with effect of words descending to baseline, closed counters, and elongated horizontal strokes.


Headings chrysographed.


non-European (likely Persian) laid paper with 9 laid lines per cm. (horizontal, faint, somewhat indistinct) and grouped chain lines faintly visible (likely in pairs), sturdy and well-burnished, dark cream in color.


Pasteboards covered in dark red-brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; doublures in brown leather with gold-painted central ornament (four-petalled flower), rule-border and accents, as well as border in blind rules ; upper and lower covers carry central blind-tooled scalloped mandorla having fleurons in the manner of a three-sepaled calyx at the upper and lower extremities and filled with interlace pattern (compare Weisweiler W 89-95) all defined in a simple gold-painted rule, as well as tooled border in a series of rules and s-shaped stamps ; sewn in light blue thread, two stations ; overall in fair condition with some abrasion and staining, lifting of leather, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

"447 T. De M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" inscribed in pencil on 'title page' (p.1).


As appears in colophon on p.172, copied by Ḥusayn ibn Shams al-Ḥusaynī al-Jurjānī with transcription completed in haste ("ʻalá sabīl al-istiʻjāl...") Rabīʻ II 868 [November-December 1463].

Ownership and History:

Inscription in pencil on 'title page' (p.1) "447 T. De M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" ; several former owners' marks on 'title page' (p.1) (some effaced) including large circular seal impression (appearing twice), statements naming one شيخ افندى and one خليل, ownership statement in name of Rustum ibn Aḥmad al-Shirvānī ( رستم بن احمد الشروانى ), ownership statement in name of one Ḥusayn Nasīm [?] Rashīd (حسين نسيم [؟] رشيد ) dated 5 Shawwāl 1244 [ca. 10 April 1829], and ownership statement in name of one Aḥmad ʻIrfān ( احمد عرفان ) dated 5 Rajab 1266 [ca. 17 May 1850] and accompanied by oval / circular seal impression with inscription "السيد احمد عرفان" also dated 1266.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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05 Ḥusayn ibn Shams al-Ḥusaynī al-Jurjānī, fl. 1463, scribe. 05 حسين بن شمس الحسينى الجرجانى, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

06 Ḥusayn Rashīd, fl. 1829, former owner. 07 Aḥmad ʻIrfān, fl. 1850, former owner. Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918, former owner. 06 حسين رشيد, مالك سابق. 07 احمد عرفان, مالك سابق.

In Collection:

Abdul Hamid Collection.


Cat. Pers. MSS. Brit. Mus.,p.741

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Posted by evyn on November 30, 2010
Tags: Abdul Hamid Collection, Fully Catalogued, Persian MSS

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