Isl. Ms. 964


Maqālat Ibn al-ʻIbrī fī al-nafs,[193-?].مقالة ابن العبري في النفس,[193-م?].


Bar Hebraeus,1226-1286.ابن العبري.

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18 leaves :paper ;210 x 152 mm. bound to 220 x 168 mm.


Careful copy of a concise treatise on the soul by Ibn al-ʻIbrī (d.1286).

Other Title(s):

Title from rubricated heading at opening on p.2:مقالة وجيزة في النفسمقالة في النفس


Soul--Early works to 1800.
Psychology--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




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


[transcription with contribution from Luke Yarbrough] "بسم الله خير الاسماء الحمد لله الذي ابدع الوجود بعد العدم ونفى بذلك عما سواه الازلية والقدم ...وبعد فهذا مقال مختصر وقول وجيز في علم النفس الانسانية لم نذكر فيه الا المهم من دواعي المطلوب ..."


"وتلك الاشرار آفتهم وشقاوتهم وعثرتهم وسقطتهم اعاذنا الله وحفظنا بعين عنايته ... وله الحمد والمجد وله النعمة والفضل في المبدا والمعاد والاولى والاخرى ومنه حسن الختام في الكمال والاتمام آمين"


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Physical Details:

One page between sections (p.18) left blank ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 17-24 lines per page.


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


Opening heading rubricated.


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 "مقالة في النفس ابن العبري | J.H.D." ; sewn in white thread, difficult to examine ; stuck-on endbands (blue and white stripe) ; overall in fairly good condition.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 113


Lacks dated scribal 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. 7908" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; possible former inventory mark in pencil on verso of final leaf (p.36) "231 / 53."

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,I 349 f.Segal, J.B. "Ibnal-ʿIbrī (Bar Hebraeus, Syriac Bar ʿEbhrāyā) Gerīghōr (Yūḥannān) Abu 'l-Farad̲j̲." In EI2,vol. III, p. 804, col. 2Onze traités philosophiques d’anciens auteurs arabes, musulmans et chrétiens, Avicenne, Farabi, al-Ghazzali, Barhenraeus et Ibn Assal, avec des traductions de traités grecs d’Aristote, de Platon et de Pythagore par Ishaq ibn Honein. Publiés dans la revue Al-Machriq par les pêres L. Malouf, C. Eddé et L. Cheikho. Beyrouth, 1908.(pp.76-102)

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

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Luke Yarbrough on paragraph 11:

بسم الله خير الأسماء الحمد لله الذي ابدع الوجود بعد العدم ونفى بذلك عما سواه الازلية والقدم

August 16, 2011 8:56 am

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