Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 898

Title:

[Mukhtārāt fī tārīkh al-Dawlah al-ʻUthmānīyah,19th century?].[مختارات في تاريخ الدولة العثمانية,القرن 19م؟].

Author:

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Place/Date of Production:

[18--?].

Size:

30 leaves :paper ;246 x 191 (235 x 135) mm. bound to 253 x 193 mm.

Summary:

Transcript of excerpts from a historical work addressing the final Byzantine Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos [Palaeologus] (d.1453), and the Ottoman Sultans Bayezid II (r.1481-1512), Selim I (r.1512-1520), and Süleyman I [the Magnificent] (r.1520-1566).

Other Title(s):

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Subject(s):

Manuscripts, Persian--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Byzantine Empire--History--Constantine XI Dragases, 1448-1453.
Turkey--History--Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

"تملك قسطنطين الاخير في التفاقم طول اناتك ايها السيد الضابط الكل كيف سمحت بهذه الامور بطول اناتك لكن اقول مع النبي من ذا عرف عقل الرب او من صار مشيرا عليه اي قلب حجري يقدر ان لا يكبر ولا ينوب ..."

Explicit:

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Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

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Physical Details:
Collation:

IV* (7), 2 IV(23), IV* (30) ; opening leaf of opening quire and final leaf of final quire serving as pastedowns ; exclusively quaternions ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, in lower outer corner of each page.

Layout:

Written in 23 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; somewhat crudely executed in pencil in imitation of the exemplar ; mainly serifless, rounded with curvilinear descenders, occasional slight effect of words inclining to the left, otherwise adhering fairly consistently to the baseline, pointing in distinct dots, mainly open counters ; section headings in a larger, bolded script approaching tawqīʻ or thuluth ; compare Isl. Ms. 896.

Decoration:

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Support:

European wove paper upon which leaves carrying the transcript have been affixed (compare Isl. Ms. 896).

Binding:

Boards covered in dark brown cloth ; Western style binding ; pastedowns in wove paper (opening leaf of opening quire and final leaf of final quire) ; sewn in heavy cream thread, four stations, over two wide tapes / bands (flexible sewing) ; overall in fair condition with spine cloth gone (exposing sewing), some staining, abrasion, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

"a. Card with writing in hand of Emilie Savage-Smith: 'Not native hand, European? or very old writer | Arabic, in pencil | probably transcribing a text.' -- b. Slip of paper: 'Persian [crossed out] Arabic Manuscripts (Heyworth-Dunne?) No Husselman or Meredith-Owens notes' -- c. Slip of paper: 'Counted for 1968/69 Annual Report.'"- from handlist prepared by R. Dougherty, 1993, no longer in volume.

Former Shelfmarks:

Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 47

Origin:

Lacks dated colophon ; paper, etc. would suggest late 19th century ; bookseller's label suggests terminus ante quem in the range of 1886 to 1916.

Ownership and History:

Label on upper pastedown "GEORGE GREGORY, Book Merchant and Library Buyer, 5, Argyle Street, BATH" (compare Isl. Ms. 896) ; fairly clean copy.

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.

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

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