Isl. Ms. 912


Kitāb Sharḥ al-Ishārāt,[1354, i.e. 1935].كتاب شرح الاشارات,[1354ه، 1935م.]


Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,1201-1274.طوسي، نصير الدين محمد بن محمد.

Place/Date of Production:



241 leaves :paper ;310 x 210 mm. bound to 321 x 220 mm.


Careful copy of the commentary by Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī (d.1274) on Ibn Sīnā's (d.1037) al-Ishārāt wa-al-tanbīhāt.

Other Title(s):

Sharḥ al-Ishārāt wa-al-tanbīhāt.شرح الاشارات والتنبيهاتTitle from closing matter on p.481:حل مشكلات كتاب الاشارات والتنبيهاتḤall mushkilāt Kitāb al-Ishārāt wa-al-tanbīhātشرح الاشارات


Islamic philosophy--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Avicenna,--980-1037.--Ishārāt wa-al-tanbīhāt.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"هذا الكتاب هو شرح الاشارات لعمدة المحققين وزبدة المدققين المعروف بخوجه نصير الدين عليه رحمة رب العالمين قال الشيخ الرئيس المصنف هذه اشارات الى اصول وتنبيهات على جمل يستبصر بها من تيسرت له يسير لها ولا ينتفع بالاصرح منها من تعسرت عليه والتكلان على التوفيق ..."


"وهو الكفيل بعقاب الجناة والمجرمين والمتولي لحساب الخلائق اجمعين في كل صغير وكبير ... قال الشارح العلامة وهذا اخر فصول هذا الكتاب وما تيسر لي من حل مشكلات كتاب الاشارات والتنبيهات ... والله ولي السداد والرشاد ومنه المبتدا واليه المعاد"


"Scribal," rectangular, reads "يقول الكاتب وليكن هذا اخر ما كتبناه من كتاب الاشارات وشرحه وقد كان هذا في ٢٥ من شعبان سنه ١٣٥٤ه الموافق ٢٢ من نوفمبر سنه ١٩٣٥م وحسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل نعم المولى ونعم النصير وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى اله وصحبه وسلم" and "رقم في ٢٦ شعبان ١٣٥٤ه يوم السبت المبارك الموافق ٢٣ نوفمبر ١٩٣٥م"


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Physical Details:

Pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 25-26 lines per page.


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


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Lined / ruled wove paper.


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 decorative accents over raised bands "شرح الاشارات | نصير الدين الطوسى | J.H.D." ; sewing difficult to examine ; stuck-on endbands (blue and white stripe) ; overall in fairly good condition with minor abrasion.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 61


As appears in colophon on p.475, transcription prior to final naṣīḥah completed 25 Shaʻbān 1354, corresponding to 22 November 1935. As appears in colophon on margin of p.481, transcription through closing naṣīḥah completed 26 Shaʻbān 1354, corresponding to 23 November 1935. Likely 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 7952" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; possible former inventory mark "231 /51" in pencil on verso of final leaf (p.482) ; marginal glosses in the hand of the copyist.

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Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Heyworth-Dunne Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 434 ; S I 816

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

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