Isl. Ms. 1037


Dīvān-i ghazalīyāt-i Harātī mawsūm bi-Samarāt al-ʻushshāq,[1244, i.e. 1829].دیوان غزلیات هراتی موسوم بثمرات العشاق[1244ه, 1829م].


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130 leaves :paper ;200 x 150 (150 x 90) mm.


Fine copy of the collected poems (mainly ghazalīyāt and muqaṭṭaʻāt) of one Harātī [?].

Other Title(s):

ديوان غزليات هراتي موسوم بثمرات العشاقTitle from inscription in pencil on incipit page (p.4)ثمرات العشاقSamarāt al-ʻushshāqEdge title (head):ثمرات العشاق


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




Ms. codex.
Title from rubricated heading at opening on p.4.


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[ghazalīyāt] "تمت الغزليات بتاريخ شهر رجب المرجب من شهور سنه ١٢۴۴ م م م " ; [muqaṭṭaʻāt] "فى سنه ١٢۴۴ م م م"


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Physical Details:

Composition difficult to examine, originally bifolia may now be split ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (skips two pages between pp.29-30).


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


Shikastah (shikastah-nastaʻlīq / شكسته نستعليق ) ; elegant hand in a medium line ; serifless with effect of words descending to baseline, sweeping descenders and elongation of horizontal strokes, pointing in distinct or conjoined dots, final nūn occasionally recurved (reversed), yāʼ often uncurved, etc.


Headings and keywords rubricated.


European laid paper, mainly a type (perhaps machine laid) with chain lines spaced 26 mm. apart (horizontal), "laid lines" in a mesh / cross-hatch pattern, and watermark of "NICCOLO BRUZZO" under scrollwork with tower and star (see p.6, 8, 12, 14, 251, etc.) ; another type with 10-11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 27-28 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermark of "F. PAPINI" under arms or scrollwork (see p.2, 232, etc.) ; all transluscent, sturdy, quite well-sized and burnished.


Dark brown (to black) leather (limp binding, without boards) ; Type III binding (without flap) ; now stab sewn in white thread, five stations ; worked chevron endbands in yellow and pink, good condition ; overall in fair condition with minor abrasion, losses of leather, minor pest damage, etc. ; repair to spine (rebacked) in brown leather.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 186


As appears in colophon at close of ghazalīyāt on p.241, transcription completed Rajab 1244 [January 1829]. Close of muqaṭṭaʻāt on p.257 also dated 1244 [1828 or 9].

Ownership and History:

UM Library inscription on opening leaf (p.1) "Spec. Coll. Lib. 690713-156 Sulaiman 1968" ; glosses and marginal corrections.

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In Collection:

Sulaiman Purchase Collection.


Āghā Buzurg al-Ṭihrānī. al-Dharīʻah ilá taṣānīf al-Shīʻah,8281 v.9 part 4

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Posted by evyn on December 1, 2010
Tags: Fully Catalogued, Persian MSS, Sulaiman Purchase Collection

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