Isl. Ms. 962


Diʻāyat mubashshirāt Mīrzā ʻAbbās lil-Bahāʼ,[193-?].دعاية مبشرات ميرزا عباس للبهاء،[193-م?].


ʻAbduʼl-Bahá,1844-1921.عبد البها.

Place/Date of Production:



92 leaves :paper ;210 x 168 mm. bound to 220 x 175 mm.


Careful copy of a selection of Bahai tracts taken from the letters of ʻAbd al-Bahāʼ ʻAbbās Afandī (d.1921), etc.

Other Title(s):

دعاية مبشرات للبهاء


Bahai Faith.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. codex.
Title from inscription at head of incipit page (p.1).


"سبحانك اللهم يا الهي قد نزلت من سماء عز احديتك مياه الوجود بوجودك ورحمانيتك ..."


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Physical Details:

i, 6 VI(72), V (82), 2 (84), IV (92), i ; chiefly senions ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 17-21 lines per page.


Ruqʻah ; quick, compact hand in a medium to heavy line ; serifless and freely ligatured with mainly closed counters, slight effect of inclination to the left and of words descending to baseline, pointing somewhat careless and in strokes rather than distinct dots, final yāʼ usually unpointed.


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Machine wove paper of at least two different types.


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 "دعاية مبشرات للبهاء| J.H.D." ; sewn in white thread over two recessed cords, tightly bound ; stuck-on endbands (blue and white stripe) ; overall in fairly good condition.

Accompanying Materials:

Several slips with brief notes (roughly one line on each slip) in Arabic and English on the contents and collation.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 111


Lacks dated colophon ; likely copied in Egypt in the late 1930s and eventually 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 7906" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-11-51 | 71955" ; possible former inventory mark in pencil on incipit page (p.1) "231 / 53" ; occasional marginal corrections and glosses.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

عبد البهاء.--مكاتيب.--مختارات


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Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Heyworth-Dunne Collection.

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

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