Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 906

Title:

Hādhihi Majmūʻah min taʼlīfāt al-muʻallim al-thānī Abī Naṣr al-Fārābī tashtamilu ʻalá thamāniyat rasāʼil awwaluhā Risālat al-Jamʻ bayna al-raʼyayn al-Aflāṭūnī wa-al-Arisṭī,[1355, i.e. 1937].هذه مجموعة من تأليفات المعلم الثاني ابي نصر الفارابي تشتمل على ثمانية رسائل اولها رسالة الجمع بين الرأيين الافلاطوني والارسطي,[1355ه، 1937م].

Author:

Fārābī.فارابي.

Place/Date of Production:

[1937].

Size:

81 leaves :paper ;310 x 212 (250-260 x 136) mm. bound to 322 x 217 mm.

Summary:

Careful copy of a collection (majmūʻah) of works by the renowned Muslim philosopher, Abū Naṣr Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn Tarkhān al-Fārābī, referred to as Alfarabius or Avennasar in Latin texts, known as "the second teacher" (المعلم الثاني), the first being Aristotle.

Other Title(s):

Title from heading at opening on p.2:مجموعة تجمع بين دفتيها ثمانية رسائل للامام الهمام المعلم الثاني ابي نصر الفارابيمجموعة ابي نصر الفارابيJamʻ bayna raʼyay al-ḥakīmaynجمع بين رأيي الحكيمينRisālat al-Jamʻ bayna al-raʼyayn al-Aflāṭūnī wa-al-Arisṭīرسالة الجمع بين الرأيين الافلاطوني والارسطيMaqālah fī aghrāḍ al-muʻallim al-awwal fī kull maqālah min maqālāt Kitāb Mā baʻd al-ṭabīʻah al-mawsūm bi-al-Ḥurūfمقالة في اغراض المعلم الاول في كل مقالة من مقالات كتاب ما بعد الطبيعة الموسوم بالحروفRisālah fī maʻānī al-ʻaqlرسالة في معاني العقلRisālah fīmā yanbaghī an yuqaddam qabla taʻallum al-falsafahرسالة فيما ينبغي ان يقدم قبل تعلم الفلسفةʻUyūn al-masāʼilعيون المسائلRisālat al-Fuṣūṣرسالة الفصوصRisālah fī masāʼil wa-ajwabatihāرسالة في مسائل واجوبتهاNukat Abī Naṣr fīmā yaṣiḥḥu wa mā lā yaṣṣiḥu min aḥkām al-nujūmنكت ابي نصر فيما يصح وما لا يصح من احكام النجومĀrāʼ ahl al-madīnah al-fāḍilahآراء اهل المدينة الفاضلة

Subject(s):

Islamic philosophy--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Plato--Criticism and interpretation--Early works to 1800.
Aristotle--Criticism and interpretation--Early works to 1800.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

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

Incipit:

Can you help transcribe the incipit? Please comment!

Explicit:

Can you help transcribe the explicit? Please comment!

Colophon:

"Scribal," rectangular, reads "وكان الفراغ من تسويد هذه الرسالة في يوم الاثنين الموافق ١٩ من ذي القعدة ٥٥ وغرة فبراير س ٣٧ ق ٢٤ طوبة"

Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.1-p.2 : [preface].
2. p.3-p.29 : al-Risālah al-ūlá fī al-jamʻ bayna al-raʼyayn / al-Fārābī.
3. p.30-33 : al-Risālah al-thānīyah min al-thamāniyah Maqālah sharīfah lil-muʻallim al-thānī Abī Naṣr al-Fārābī fī aghrāḍ al-muʻallim al-awwal fī kull maqālah min maqālāt Kitāb Mā baʻd al-ṭabīʻah al-mawsūm bi-al-Ḥurūf / al-Fārābī.
4. p.33-p.41 : al-Risālah al-thālithah min al-thamāniyah fī maʻānī al-ʻaql / al-Fārābī.
5. p.41-p.48 : al-Risālah al-rābiʻah min al-thamāniyah fīmā yanbaghī an yuqaddam qabla taʻallum al-falsafah / al-Fārābī.
6. p.48-62 : al-Risālah al-khāmisah min al-thamāniyah ʻUyūn al-masāʼil / al-Fārābī.
7. p.62-p.79 : al-Risālah al-sādisah min al-thamāniyah Risālat al-Fuṣūṣ/ al-Fārābī.
8. p.79-p.83 : Min al-Risālah al-sābiʻah fī masāʼil wa-ajwabatihā / al-Fārābī.
9. p.83-p.85 : Min al-Risālah al-thāminah wa-hiya Nukat Abī Naṣr fīmā yaṣiḥḥu wa mā lā yaṣṣiḥu min aḥkām al-nujūm / al-Fārābī.
10. p.85-p.162 : al-Risālah al-tāsiʻah min al-rasāʼil al-Fārābīyah hiya al-risālah al-maʻrūfah bi-Ārāʼ ahl al-madīnah al-fāḍilah wa-hiya fī al-aṣl al-Risālah al-Aflāṭūnīyah al-shahīrah bi-Jumhūrīyat Aflāṭun / al-Fārābī.

Physical Details:
Collation:

i, 20 II(81), i ; quire numbering in the form of Hindu-Arabic numerals surmounted by kāf appears on the opening recto of each of the first three quires ; pagination in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.

Layout:

Written mainly in 26 lines per page.

Script:

Ruqʻah ; quick, compact, modern hand in a medium line ; serifless and freely ligatured with mainly closed counters, slight effect of words descending to baseline, pointing somewhat careless and in strokes rather than distinct dots.

Decoration:

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

Support:

Lined / ruled wove paper.

Binding:

Boards covered in dark green cloth with dark green leather over spine (quarter binding) ; Western style binding ; pastedowns and flyleaves in wove paper printed with a floral vegetal pattern in green ; spine gold-stamped with title, author and owner, as well as decorative accents over raised bands "مجموعة ابي نصر الفارابي | J.H.D." ; sewing difficult to examine but appears to be over cords, in white thread, five stations ; stuck-on endbands ; overall in fairly good condition.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 55

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.162, transcription completed 19 Dhū al-Qaʻdah [13]55, corresponding to the 1st of February [19]37 and the 24th of Ṭūbah [1653].

Ownership and History:

On upper pastedown label with ex libris of James Heyworth-Dunne (d.1974), stamped with inventory number, "Ex Libris | J. Heyworth-Dunne | D. Lit. (London) | No 7945" ; possible former inventory mark in pencil on 'title page' (p.1) "231 / 53" ; UM Library inscription on p.5 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; many marginal glosses ; notabilia (side-heads).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

Jamʻ bayna raʼyay al-ḥakīmaynجمع بين رأيي الحكيمينRisālat al-Jamʻ bayna al-raʼyayn al-Aflāṭūnī wa-al-Arisṭīرسالة الجمع بين الرأيين الافلاطوني والارسطيMaqālah fī aghrāḍ al-muʻallim al-awwal fī kull maqālah min maqālāt Kitāb Mā baʻd al-ṭabīʻah al-mawsūm bi-al-Ḥurūfمقالة في اغراض المعلم الاول في كل مقالة من مقالات كتاب ما بعد الطبيعة الموسوم بالحروفRisālah fī maʻānī al-ʻaqlرسالة في معاني العقلRisālah fīmā yanbaghī an yuqaddam qabla taʻallum al-falsafahرسالة فيما ينبغي ان يقدم قبل تعلم الفلسفةʻUyūn al-masāʼilعيون المسائلRisālat al-Fuṣūṣرسالة الفصوصRisālah fī masāʼil wa-ajwabatihāرسالة في مسائل واجوبتهاNukat Abī Naṣr fīmā yaṣiḥḥu wa mā lā yaṣṣiḥu min aḥkām al-nujūmنكت ابي نصر فيما يصح وما لا يصح من احكام النجومĀrāʼ ahl al-madīnah al-fāḍilahآراء اهل المدينة الفاضلة

Scribe(s):

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

Former Owner(s):

Heyworth-Dunne, J. (James), former owner.

In Collection:

Heyworth-Dunne Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 210 ; S I 375 ff.Walzer, R. "alFārābī, Abū Naṣr Muḥammad b. Muḥammad b. Tark̲h̲ān b. Awzalag̲h̲(uzlug̲h̲?)." In EI2,vol.II, p.778, col.2

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Posted by evyn on December 1, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Heyworth-Dunne Collection

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