Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 879

Title:

Risale-yi tekellüm,[1296, i.e. 1879].رساله تكلم,[1296ه, 1879م].

Author:

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Place/Date of Production:

[Tehran,1879].

Size:

48 leaves :paper ;182 x 115 (115 x 51) mm. bound to 185 x 120 mm.

Summary:

Elegant copy (possibly autograph) of a treatise addressing conversational phrases in Persian and Turkish in four chapters witha Turkish preface, parallel Persian-Turkish text, and a brief glossary at the close.

Other Title(s):

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Subject(s):

Turkish language--Conversation and phrase books.
Persian language--Conversation and phrase books.
Manuscripts, Turkish--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Manuscripts, Persian--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Ottoman Turkish and Persian.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from opening matter (preface) on p.11.

Incipit:

"اشبوه رساله تكلم ايچون درت باب اوزره تبويب اولنون ..."

Explicit:

"يعنى تمام اولدى حسب الامر وفرمايش جناب مستطاب سرور مكرم ومخدوم معظم باتمام رسيد ..."

Colophon:

"Scribal," [and authorial ?] reads "باتمام رسيد در دار الخلافه طهران صانها الله عن الحادثات [؟] بتاريخ يوم يكشنبه ششم شهر ربيع الثانى ١٢٩۶ وانا اقل خلق الله ... جعفر بن حاجى [؟] محمد حسين القمى اللهم اغفرها بحق الحق والنبى المطلق فى سنه ١٢٩۶"

Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

i, 3 VI (36), IV (44), II (48), i ; three senions followed by a quaternion and a binion ; pagination in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts and flyleaves).

Layout:

Written mainly in 7 lines per page, divided to two columns with Persian in right column and Turkish in left column ; list of vocabulary at close in four columns.

Script:

Naskh and shikastah-nastaʻlīq ; a compact, elegant hand ; Persian text in shikastah-nastaʻlīq, compact and freely ligatured with effect of words descending to baseline, pointing in distinct dots, elongation of horizontal strokes and sweeping descenders (many reversed or recurved) ; Turkish text in a fine naskh, mainly serifless with slight effect of tilt to the left, curvilinear descenders, pointing in distinct dots, open and close counters, some free assimilation of letters.

Decoration:

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Support:

European "laid" paper with 8 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 23 mm. apart (vertical) and watermark "A PIRIE & SONS 1877" (see p.12, 22-23, etc.) ; embossed with medallion carrying the Lion and Sun emblem of the Iranian state (officially adopted by Muḥammad Shāh Qajār in 1836).

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in light orange-brown leather ; Type III binding (without flap) ; board linings in purple-tinted paper ; upper and lower covers in blind-tooled in mitred-panel style ; sewn in cream thread, six stations ; overall in fair condition with minor abrasion, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Slip with description in hand of G. Meredith-Owens "MO 14 A manual of Persian and Turkish conversation in 4 bāb. Copied in Tehran in 1296" (paginated pp.1-2) -- b. Portion of a page torn from Luzac catalog, 1911, with description of this manuscript "2546 Persian-Turkish conversations. A ms. containing conversational phrases in Persian and Turkish in parallel columns. Neatly written, the Persian in Nīm-Shikastah, the Turkish in Naskhī. 8vo. Leather-binding. pp. 93. Written at Teheran, A.H. 1296." as well as penciled note (likely in hand of E. Husselman "n. f. in Mich. Isl. MSS." (paginated pp.3-4) -- c. Slip with note "Persian MSS (Heyworth-Dunne?) with Meredith-Owens notes | 19th century [in hand of Emilie Savage-Smith ?]" (paginated pp.5-6) -- d. Slip with note "Counted for 1968/69 Annual Report" (paginated pp.7-8).

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 28

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.105, copied [and authored ?] by Jaʻfar ibn Ḥājjī Muḥammad Ḥusayn al-Qummī with transcription completed in Tehran 6 Rabīʻ II 1296 [ca. 30 March 1879], presumably on the order of Nāṣir al-Dīn Shāh Qajār (r.1848-1896) "حسب الامر وفرمايش جناب مستطاب سرور مكرم مخدوم و معظم" (see closing matter on p.105).

Ownership and History:

Inscription on front flyleaf (p.9) (likely in hand of Nuttall) "Fly-leaves inserted, Oct. 1914" ; fairly clean copy.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Scribe(s):

05 Jaʻfar ibn Ḥājjī Muḥammad Ḥusayn al-Qummī, fl. 1879, scribe. 05 جعفر بن حاجى محمد حسين القمى, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

F. E. Nuttall Collection.

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

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