Isl. Ms. 908 v.3


[al-Qism al-thālith min al-Asfār al-arbaʻah,193-?].[القسم الثالث من الاسفار الاربعة,193-م؟].


Ṣadr al-Dīn Shīrāzī, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm,d. 1641.صدر الدن شىرازى، محمد بن ابراهيم.

Place/Date of Production:



542 p. :paper ;310 x 212 (240-280 x 133-195) mm. bound to 321 x 220 mm.


Careful copy of what may be the third part of al-Ḥikmah al-mutaʻālīyah fī al-asfār al-ʻaqlīyah al-arbaʻah, Mullā Ṣadrā Shīrāzī's lengthy and important work on mystical philosophy (ḥikmah / ḥikmat).

Other Title(s):

Asfār al-arbaʻah fī al-ḥikmah.qism 3اسفار الاربعة في الحكمة.قسم 3Title from inscription at opening (p.1):ثالث من الاسفارالاسفار 3


Islamic philosophy--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. codex.
Title from inscription at opening.


"فليمكننا ان نأخذ تلك الماهية كلية ... يمكن انه يوجد لها جزئي اخر لذاتها ..."


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Physical Details:

Pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 26-27 lines per page.


Ruqʻah ; quick, modern hand in a medium to bold line ; serifless and freely ligatured with mainly closed counters, pointing somewhat careless and in strokes rather than distinct dots.


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Lined / ruled wove paper of several different types and sizes ; includes a few recycled leaves (see leaves carrying p.161-162, 385-386).


Boards covered in dark green cloth with dark green leather over spine (quarter binding) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in wove paper printed with a floral vegetal pattern in green ; spine gold-stamped with title and owners, as well as decorative accents over raised bands "الاسفار |3 | 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. 57


Lacks dated colophon ; likely copied in Egypt in the late 1930s and bound for James Heyworth-Dunne (d.1974).

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 7949" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; ; pp.385-386 on printed "waste," namely an unfolded, lined sheet of stationary with "محمد حسين نعيمي الكردى السنوى طالب العلم بمصر بالازهر تحريرا في ___ سنة ١٣٣_" ; extensive marginal glosses.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Heyworth-Dunne Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 413 ; S II 588 ff.MacEoin, D. "Mullā Ṣadrā S̲H̲īrāzīṢadr al-Dīn Muḥammad b. Ibrāhīm Ḳawāmī S̲h̲īrāzī." In EI2,vol. VII, p.547, 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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