Isl. Ms. 986


al-Qawl al-tāmm fī al-niẓām :al-nuẓum al-ilāhīyah fī al-akwān,[193-?].القول التام في النظام :النظم الالهية في الاكوان،[193-م?].


Avicenna,980-1037.ابن سينا.

Place/Date of Production:



64 leaves :paper ;170 x 108 mm. bound to 180 x 112 mm.


Careful copy of excerpts from a philosophical work attributed to Ibn Sīnā (d.1037).

Other Title(s):

نظم الالهية


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




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"ومما يدل على ذلك ان المانع من قبول الفيض التضاد والكثافة الطبيعية ولذا اذا تركبت الاجسام البسيطة المتضادة الطبائع واعتدلت استعدت بذلك لقبول الفيض والحياة بقدر الاعتدال والتوسط الذي هو تنزه عن جميع الاضداد وجمع لها باسرها ..."


"عماهم فيه فسألوا ربكم درجاتهم واصبروا على نوائب دهركم تدركوا سعيهم"


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Physical Details:

i, IV (8), II (12), 2 IV(28), II (32), VI (44), I (46), 2 IV(62), I (64), i ; mainly quaternions and binions or single bifolia ; catchwords present ; pages left blank between sections with a few serving as 'title pages' (see pp.57, 65, etc.) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written mainly in 15-17 lines per page.


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


Text executed entirely in red ink.


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 "النظم الالهية | ابن سينا | J.H.D." ; sewn in white thread over two recessed cords ; stuck-on endbands (blue and white stripe) ; overall in fairly good condition though with curvature in boards (negative draw in lower board, positive draw in upper board).

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 135


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. 7930" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; occasional 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,I 452 ff. ; 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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