Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 652

Title:

Lawʻat al-shākī wa-damʻat al-bākī,[before 1457].لوعة الشاكي ودمعة الباكي,[قبل 1457م].

Author:

Ṣafadī, Khalīl ibn Aybak,ca. 1297-1363.صفدي، خليل بن أيبك.

Place/Date of Production:

[1400-1457?].

Size:

58 leaves :paper ;185 x 140 (130 x 95) mm.

Summary:

Fine but acephalous (though a small portion of the lacking opening has been supplied later on p.4) copy of al-Ṣafadī's (d.1363) maqāmah in rhymed prose and verse on the pangs of love between young men. Followed by two poetic works apparently attributed in the manuscript (see p.94 and p.103) to Shams al-Dīn Abū ʻAbd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Shihāb al-Dīn Abī al-ʻAbbās Aḥmad al-Bāʻūnī (d.1466), though the first of these, a takhmīs on the famous qaṣīdah of ʻAlā al-Dīn ʻAlī Ibn Zurayq (ca. 1029), is elsewhere attributed to his father, Shihāb al-Dīn Abī al-ʻAbbās Aḥmad (d.1413) (see GAL I 81, S I 133 and EI2 vol.I, p. 1109, col. 1). The final leaves of the codex contain additional assorted excerpts supplied in a different hand and ink.

Other Title(s):

Edge title (head):لوعة الشاكيTitle from inscription on added leaf at opening (p.1):كتاب لوعة الشاكي ودمعة الباكيTitle from inscription on added leaf at opening (p.3):كتاب لوعة الشاكي ودمعة الباكي

Subject(s):

Erotic literature, Arabic--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Ibn Zurayq, ʻAlī,--d. ca. 1029.--Qaṣīdah ʻaynīyah.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title from closing matter on pp.92-93.

Incipit:

[Lawʻat al-shākī wa-damʻat al-bākī] "ولا بد من شكوى الى ذي مروءة يواسيك او يسليك او يتوجع الحمد لله الذي قضى بالمحبة والولوع وحكم باحراق كبد كل عاشق ومولوع ... ولا ممن يشطوا على عقله الوسواس بل انت من جبلة السراة واساطينهم ..."

Explicit:

[Lawʻat al-shākī wa-damʻat al-bākī] "عسى الليالي التي اضنت بفرقتنا جسمي ستجمعني يوما وتجمعه وذلك من لطف الله الكبير وهو عليم بالحال خبير وبالاجابة حقيق وجدير وهو على جمعهم اذا يشاء قدير نجزت الرسالة الموسومة بلوعة الشاكي ودمعة الباكي بحمد لله سبحانه وتعالى وعونه والحمد لله رب العالمين [؟] والصلاة والسلام الاتمان الاكملان الاطيبان الافضلان على سيدنا محمد خاتم النبيين والمرسلين وعلى اله وصحبه اجمعين"

Colophon:

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Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.5-p.93 : Lawʻat al-shākī wa-damʻat al-bākī / Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn Khalīl ibn Aybak al-Ṣafadī.
2. p.94-p.103 : [takhmīs for the famous qaṣīdah by Ibn Zurayq] / Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Shihāb al-Dīn Abī al-ʻAbbās Aḥmad al-Bāʻūnī [?].
3. p.103-p.105 : [qaṣīdah attributed to Shams al-Dīn [?] al-Bāʻūnī ] / Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Shihāb al-Dīn Abī al-ʻAbbās Aḥmad al-Bāʻūnī [?].
4. p.106-p.116 : [assorted excerpts, supplied in a different hand and ink].

Physical Details:
Collation:

I (2), V-4 (8), I (10), IV (18), I+1 (21), 3 V(51), I+1 (54), II (58) ; catchwords present (though absent or cut off at opening) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes added leaves at opening).

Layout:

Written in 17 lines per page ; written area often divided to set off verses.

Script:

Naskh ; medium, clear 'Syrian' or Egyptian hand ; virtually serifless with mainly curvilinear descenders, elongation of horizontal strokes, pointing in distinct dots, very slight effect of words descending to baseline and of letters inclining to the right, final kāf often mashqūqah, medial kāf often mabsūṭah, many closed counters ; extensively vocalized.

Decoration:

Abbreviation symbols (mainly two-teeth stroke over keywords, etc.) rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of inverted commas in red.

Support:

non-European (likely Arab) laid paper, possibly of more than one type, mainly with 7-8 laid lines per cm. (20 in 26 mm., vertical) and chain lines grouped in threes with 9-11 mm. between chains and 48-52 mm. between groups (see pp.10-11), all not very straight, lightly burnished, fairly smooth ; some leaves tinted orange/beige ; added bifolium at opening on European laid paper with 7-8 laid lines per cm. (vertical), single chain lines spaced 30 mm. apart, and watermark only partially visible.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in dark brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap, though now lost) ; boards lined in now dull gray and untinted paper with hinges in untinted paper (both trimmed in a scalloped pattern) and untinted paper ; upper and lower covers carry tooled central ornament consisting of a six-petaled flower built up from a series of striated (possibly epigraphic) circular stamps with tooled dots and radiating strokes, as well as scalloped cornerpieces and tooled border in a series of blind rules ; sewn in cream thread, two stations ; endbands gone ; overall in poor condition with loss of flap, significant staining and abrasion (lower cover in particular), lifting and losses of leather (especially at spine, exposing spine lining), delamination of boards, etc. ; fill to lower cover in brown leather.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas -- b. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda.

Former Shelfmarks:

From front flyleaf (p.1) and label on lower cover, "IL 311c" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).

Origin:

Lacks dated colophon ; reading / study notice at close of poem on p.105 provides a rough terminus ante quem of 1457-8. Attribution of the poems provided by the same copyist following Lawʻat al-shākī, paper, etc. also suggest early to mid 15th century.

Ownership and History:

Ownership statement on interior of upper board in name of al-Ḥājj ʻUthmān Afandī ( الحاج عثمان افندى / Hacı Osman Efendi) , one of the students of al-ʻUmarī, statement reads "دخل في ملك الفقير الى مولاه الغني الحنان الحاج عثمان افندى من تلاميذ العمري عفي عنه امين م" ; former owners' marks on front flyleaf (p.1) include statement in name of Muṣṭafá ibn ʻAlāʼ al-Dīn al-Ṣārim [?] ( مصطفى ابن علاء الدين الصارم [?] ), as well as two travel statements (one dated 2 Rabīʻ I 1040 [October 1630]) indicating that al-Shaykh Muḥammad al-Manūfī ( الشيخ محمد المنوفي ) and his son al-Shaykh ʻAbd al-Jawwād ( الشيخ عبد الجواد ) arrived safely to their destination and another seemingly indicating travel in Jumādá I to Istanbul ( قسطنطنية ) with news of al-Sayyid Kamāl al-Dīn ( السيد كمال الدين نقيب السادة الاشراف بدمشق الشام ) [?] ; former owners' marks on added leaf at opening (p.3) include a somewhat lozenge-shaped seal impression (repeated twice), ownership statement in name of one Aḥmad ... [?] (احمد) accompanied by oval seal impression, birth notice [?] dated 5 Muḥarram 1120 [March 1708], and partially effaced ownership statement dated 1292 [1875 or 6] ; reading / study notice and possible ownership statement on lower board lining ; reading / study notice on p.105 dated 862 [1457 or 8] in name of Muḥammad ibn Yūsuf [?] ( محمد بن يوسف [?]) ; occasional marginal corrections ; possible collation marks in the form of three inverted commas in black ink in the margins.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

07--Bāʻūnī, Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad,--1374 or 5-1467?--Takhmīs Qaṣīdat Ibn Zurayq.
07--باعوني، محمد بن احمد.--تخميس قصيدة ابن زريق.

Scribe(s):

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

Former Owner(s):

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 32 (no.10)Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,v 344Rosenthal, F. "Ṣafadī." EI2,vol. VIII, p.759, col.1Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 82 ; S I 133Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 41 ; S II 38Khalidi, W.A.S. "al-Bāʿūnī." EI2,vol.I, p. 1109, col. 1

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Posted by evyn on April 5, 2011
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Yahuda Collection

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