Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 408

Title:

Şerhü't-Tâiye min Divan-ı Saib,[1178?, i.e. 1765?].شرح التائيه من ديوان صايب,[1178ه؟, 1765م؟].

Author:

Nusret,d. 1795.نصرت.

Place/Date of Production:

[1765?].

Size:

360 leaves :paper ;222 x 170 (170 x 95) mm.

Summary:

Elegant, apparently autograph copy of the elucidation (or loose translation, ترجمه ) in Turkish by Ebu Bekir Nusret (d.1795), of al-Tāʼīyah, selected poems in tāʼ from the Dīvān of Ṣāʼib (d. between 1080/1669-70 and 1088/1677-8).

Other Title(s):

شرح التائية من ديوان صائبSharḥ al-Tāʼīyah min Dīvān-i ṢāʼibEdge title (head):شرح تائيه لصائب افندىTitle from colophon:ترجمة التائيةTitle from inscription in pencil on second flyleaf at opening:Comment of Abu Bakr Nuṣrat on Dīvān of Sāʼib

Subject(s):

Persian poetry--1500-1796--History and criticism.
Manuscripts, Turkish--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Manuscripts, Persian--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Ṣāʼib Tabrīzī, Muḥammad ʻAlī,--d. ca. 1670.--Dīvān.--Selections.

Genre:

Headpieces (layout features)18th century.

Language:

Ottoman Turkish and Persian.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

"الحمد لله الذى سخر نظام عالم الالفاظ للطبائع الموزونة ... اما بعد معلوم اوله كه بو مبتلاى شبايك كثرت يعنى ابو بكر نصرت مقدما ديوان صايب مذاكره سيله بر مدت اشتغال ضمننده الف قافيه سندن وافر غزللر ترجمه ايدوب تسويددن اخراجنه وقتم مساعده ايتمديكندن شاكر دل

Explicit:

"عفو ايليوب قبرين روضۀ جنان ايليه سبحانك اللهم وبحمدك اشهد ان لا اله الا انت استغفرك واتوب اليك"

Colophon:

"Scribal," triangular, reads "تمت ترجمة التائية على يد مترجمه الفقير اليه سبحانه ابو بكر نصرت نصره الله فى الدارين وذلك يوم الاربعا وهو يوم العرفة من ذى الحجة الحرام سنة ثمانى وسبعين ومائة والف من هجرة من له العز والشرف تم"

Dedication:

Can you help transcribe the dedication? Please comment!

Contents:

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

Physical Details:
Collation:

ii, 36 V(360), ii ; exclusively quinions ; catchwords present ; quire numbering in the form of whole words (i.e. "جزء رابع مقطوع") appearing in the upper outer corner of the recto of the opening leaf (partially cut off in many cases) for six quires near the center of the volume (see pp.201, 221, 241, 261, 281, 301) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during cataloguing.

Layout:

Written in 19 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh-nastaʻlīq (talik) ; somewhat quick and compact Turkish hand in a heavy line ; serifless and rounded with slight effect of words descending to baseline (occasionally more exaggerated), elongation of horizontal strokes, mainly closed counters, free assimilation of letters, pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots.

Decoration:

Illuminated headpiece (ʻunwān / sarlawḥ) at opening consisting of rectangular piece carrying the basmalah, surmounted by piece evoking row of scalloped domes filled with swirling floral vegetal decoration in gold, pink, white, lavender, light blue, yellow, orange, etc. on fields of gold and blue, itself surmounted by vertical stalks (tīgh) in blue with red accents and set in a well of pink with white accents ; written area of incipit and facing page surrounded by marginal decoration in a swirling vegetal pattern of gold with red accents, with text of written area set off by gold cloud-bands ; written area throughout surrounded by gold frame defined by black fillets with outermost red rule ; keywords and text being elucidated rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of gold discs ; occasional overlining in red ; illuminated tailpiece consisting of vegetal composition in gold surrounding colophon.

Support:

European laid paper mainly a type with 11-12 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 23-25 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermarks of names (see pp.26, 50, 270, etc.) and horn in shield with crown above and figure "4" and initials below (see pp.22, 30, 38, 30, 274, etc.) ; minor foxing.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in dark red leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; likely originally two-piece binding ; pastedowns and flyleaves in olive green-tinted, silver-flecked laid paper ; upper and lower covers carry gold-painted (over black inlays) mandorla, pendants, and cornerpieces all filled with vegetal compositions and set off with gold-tooled rosette accents, as well as border of similar gold-painted vegetal composition (on light brown recessed inlays) defined by tooled guilloché rolls and gold-painted fillets ; design continues on envelope flap ; edges of text block gold-painted with vegetal designs ; sewn in dark pink thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in dark pink and brown with gold filaments ; overall in fairly good condition with minor abrasion, etc. ; University Library conservation treatment (December 2012) with repairs in maroon Japanese paper to spine (rebacked) and fore edge flap (outer joints and interior) as well as inner hinges (original hinges removed and replaced with olive-green Japanese paper), etc., native repairs to spine and fore edge flap removed ; housed in custom box for protection.

Former Shelfmarks:

"128 T. De M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" inscribed in pencil on verso of front flyleaf.

Origin:

As appears in colophon at close, copied by the author Ebu Bekir Nusret with transcription completed 9 Dhū al-Ḥijjah (Yawm ʻArafāt) 1178 [ca. 30 May 1765].

Ownership and History:

Possible former inventory marks on upper pastedown ; former owners' mark in name of one Muṣṭafá Ṭālib ( مصطفى طالب / Mustafa Talip ) on 'title page' (p.1) ; occasional glosses and marginal corrections (with signes de renvoi) ; rare notabilia (side-heads).

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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

Scribe(s):

07 Nusret, d. 1795, scribe. 07 نصرت, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918, former owner.

In Collection:

Abdul Hamid Collection.

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Posted by evyn on May 16, 2011
Tags: Abdul Hamid Collection, Fully Catalogued, Persian MSS, Turkish MSS

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