Isl. Ms. 631


[Ḥāshiyah ʻalá al-Muṭawwal,16th century?].[حاشية على المطول,القرن 16م؟].


Fanārī, Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad Shāh,1436 or 7-1481 or 2.فناري، حسن بن محمد شاه.

Place/Date of Production:



209 leaves :paper ;272 x 190 (190 x 112) mm.


Fine copy of Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad Shāh al-Fanārī's (Hasan Çelebî) gloss on al-Sharḥ al-muṭawwal, the longer commentary by Masʻūd ibn ʻUmar al-Taftazānī on Talkhīṣ al-Miftāḥ by Jalāl al-Dīn al-Qazwīnī (d.1338), an abridgment of part 3 of Miftāḥ al-ʻulūm by al-Sakkākī (d.1229), on rhetoric (al-maʻānī wa-al-bayān). Includes preamble.

Other Title(s):

From inscription on 'title page' (p.3):حاشيۀ مطول


Arabic language--Rhetoric--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Taftāzānī, Masʻūd ibn ʻUmar,--1322-1389?--Muṭawwal.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"الحمد لله الذي شرح صدور ارباب الاذهان لايضاح معان الكلم ببديع البيان ... الهمنا حقائق المعاني والدقائق البيان الاقرب الى الفهم ان المراد بالالهام في هذا المقام معناه اللغوي وهو الاعلام مطلقا لا يحتاج ارادة ..."


"والتذكير للاحكام المذكورة في علمي المعاني والبيان انما لم يتعرض للبديع لكونه خارجا عن البلاغة تمت الكتاب بعون الله الملك الوهاب واليه المرجع والمآب"


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Physical Details:

V-1 (9), 8 V(89), VII (103), 8 V(183), IV (191), I (193), V (203), III (209) ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.


Written in 25 lines per page ; frame-ruled ; some marginalia in geometric shapes, artistically arranged.


Nastaʻlīq (talik) and naskh ; several elegant Turkish hands ; opening hand (through p.178 and then from pp.207-287) nastaʻlīq (talik), serifless, with effect of tilt to the right, very slight effect of words descending to baseline, contrast in thickness between vertical and horizontal strokes, some elongation of horizontal strokes, pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots, etc. ; hand of next and other sections (see pp.179-206, pp.287-326, 367-386) naskh, a few compact Turkish hands, serifless, with effect of tilt to the left, closed counters, elongation of horizontal strokes, pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots, etc. ; toward close (pp.327-366, 387 to close) again nastaʻlīq (talik), two other hands, serifless, with slight effect of tilt to the right, pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots, etc.


Keywords and some abbreviation symbols rubricated ; some overlining in red ; textual divders in the form of disc, inverted comma, and hāʼ in red.


non-European and European laid paper of several types ; mainly a type (likely Arab) with 8-9 laid lines per cm. (horizontal) and chain lines (vertical) grouped in threes with 11-13 mm. between chains and 33 mm. between groups, sturdy, well-burnished and quite smooth ; another type with 8 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart (vertical), and bull's head watermark (see p.180, etc.) ; still another European type with 7 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 25-27 mm. apart (vertical) and anchor in circle watermark 9see p.406, etc.), quite sturdy ; some leaves tinted light blue or yellow.


Pasteboards covered in comb marbled paper (in salmon, blue, yellow, etc.) with dark red leather over spine, fore edge flap, and edges/turn-ins (framed binding) ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in yellow laid paper with three feathered hats or tea cups watermark visible ; sewn in brown thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in light blue and yellow, tailband gone though headband remains in good condition ; overall in fair condition with some staining and abrasion, losses to lower corner of spine, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Two inventory cataloguing slips in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas. -- b. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda.

Former Shelfmarks:

From inner front cover and fore edge flap label, "IL 95a" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip) ; from inner front cover date stamp "22 Jull 1906."


Lacks dated colophon ; paper, hand, etc. would suggest perhaps 15th or 16th century for some sections, with other sections likely replacements perhaps 16th century.

Ownership and History:

Extensive marginal glosses, many in geometric shapes (even sword or cypress tree, etc.).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Qazwīnī, Jalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān,--1267 or 8-1338.--Talkhīṣ al-Miftāḥ.
04--قزويني، جلال الدين محمد بن عبد الرحمن،--تلخيس المفتاح.
05--Sakkākī, Yūsuf ibn Abī Bakr,--1160-1229.--Miftāḥ al-ʻulūm.--Qism 3.
05--سكاكي، يوسف بن ابي بكر,--1160-1229.--مفتاح العلوم.--قسم 3.


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Related Works:

Talkhīṣ al-Miftāḥ.تلخيس المفتاح.Miftāḥ al-ʻulūm.مفتاح العلوم.

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 295 (cmtre 4A, gloss f) ; II 229Ḥājjī Khalīfah, Kashf al-ẓunūn,ii 405

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Posted by evyn on December 7, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Yahuda Collection

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