Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 868

Title:

Dīvān-i Ẓahīr Fāryābī,[18th century?].دیوان ظهیر فریابی,[قرن 18م؟].

Author:

Ẓahīr Fāryābī, Abū al-Faz̤l Ṭāhir ibn Muḥammad,d. 1201 or 2.ظهير فاريابى، ابو الفضل طاهر بن محمد.

Place/Date of Production:

[17--?].

Size:

142 leaves :paper ;215 x 135 (130 x 75) mm. bound to 226 x 146 mm.

Summary:

Fine though fragmentary copy of the Dīvān of the court poet Ẓahīr al-Dīn Abū al-Faz̤l Ṭāhir ibn Muḥammad al-Fāryābī (d.1201).

Other Title(s):

Poemsديوان ظهير فريابىZAHĪR AD-DĪN FĀRYĀBĪ

Subject(s):

Persian poetry--747-1500.
Manuscripts, Persian--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Persian.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from inscriptions on 'title page' (p.13).

Incipit:

"طغرل بن ارسلان ملک الشعرا ظهیر الدین فی مدح السلطان چو زهره وقت صبوح از افق بسازد جنگ زمانه راست [تیز] کند ناله مرا آهنگ ..."

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Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

iii, IV+1-3+3 (9), 9 IV(81), II (85), IV+1 (94), 2 IV(110), IV-2+2 (118), 3 IV(142), i ; original fragment almost exclusively quaternions ; middle of the quire marks in the form of black strokes, lower outer corner of right-hand leaf, upper outer corner of left-hand leaf ; numerous blank replacement leaves have been inserted where original fragment was lacking ; catchwords present ; foliation in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals (upper outer corner of verso of each original leaf) ; foliation in black ink, Western numerals (in upper margin of verso of each original leaf) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts, flyleaves and added leaves and mistakenly skips ahead four pages following p.15 with p.20).

Layout:

Written mainly in 15 lines per page, with written area divided to two columns ; decorative layout toward the latter part of the work with fewer lines and every other line on the diagonal (see p.243, etc.).

Script:

Nastaʻlīq ; elegant hand ; serifless with effect of tilt to the right and of words descending to baseline, elongation and somewhat exaggerated thickness of horizontal strokes, pointing in distinct dots, quite rounded ; headings in a large, elegant naskh.

Decoration:

Section headings rubricated.

Support:

non-European laid paper (much repaired) with roughly 7 laid lines per cm. (vertical, indistinct, some curving) and chain lines faintly visible, cloudy formation, sturdy, well-burnished, dark cream in color ; flyleaves and replacement leaves in European laid paper ; some pest damage.

Binding:

Boards covered in red cloth with dark red-orange leather over spine and board corners (half binding) ; Western style binding ; pastedowns and flyleaves in a sponge 'marbled' (mottled, cloudy appearance) laid paper in shades of red, pink and yellow ; head edge of text block gilt ; spine carries raised bands and gold-stamped "ZAHĪR AD-DĪN FĀRYĀBĪ | MS." ; sewn in white thread over five recessed cords ; stuck-on endbands in dark green ; overall in good condition.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Slip with description (in hand of E. Husselman ?) "Z̤ahīr, Abū Naṣr, Fāryābī | Dīvān. | n. f. in Mich. MSS." (paginated pp.1-2) -- b. Slip with note "counted for 1968/69 Annual Report" (paginated pp.3-4) -- c. Slip with note "Persian MSS (Heyworth-Dunne?) Husselman notes" (paginated pp.5-6).

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 17

Origin:

Lacks dated colophon ; hand, paper, etc. may suggest 18th century.

Ownership and History:

Notes and poetic excerpts on 'title page' (p.13) ; back flyleaf stamped in black ink "J. ADAMS MANCHESTER" ; occasional marginal glosses.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

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Former Owner(s):

Nuttall, Frank E., 1875-1943, former owner.

In Collection:

F. E. Nuttall Collection.

References:

Cat. Pers. MSS. Brit. Mus.,p.562 f.

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Posted by evyn on February 2, 2011
Tags: F. E. Nuttall Collection, Fully Catalogued, Persian MSS

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H. Mottaghi on whole page :

Be say: this Divan collected, intrudocted and written by Shams al-Din Sojasi (d. 602 AH), I don’t sure but I heared, i think you most research about this topic is that right?

March 7, 2012 2:12 pm

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