Isl. Ms. 646


[Dīwān shiʻr Ibn Nubātah,19th century].[ديوان شعر ابن نباته,القرن 19م].


Ibn Nubātah, Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,1287-1366.ابن نباته، محمد بن محمد.

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450 leaves :paper ;284 x 200 (201 x 126) mm. bound to 296 x 217 mm.


Fine copy of the collected poems of Jamāl al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Nubātah al-Miṣrī (d.1366), compiled by Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm al-Bashtakī (d.1426 or 7) from the main collection made by the poet himself and other smaller collections.

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Arabic poetry--750-1258.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.




Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer from preface on p.5.
Former shelfmarks: From verso of front flyleaf and spine label, "IL 122" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


"وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى اله وصحبه وسلم قال الشيخ الامام العلامة وحيد دهره وفريد عصره بدر الدين محمد بن برهان الدين ابراهيم الشهير بالبدر البشتكي اسبغ الله ظلاله اما بعد الحمد لله المتفرد بالجمال [المفرد بالجلال] والصلاة والسلام على محمد جامع محاسن الكمال ... وبعد فيقول [الفقير] الى كرم مولاه الغني به عما سواه محمد بن ابراهيم بن محمد البدر البشتكي غفر الله ذنوبه وستر عيوبه هذا ديوان شعر شيخنا العلامة جمال الدين محمد بن محمد بن محمد بن حسن ابن ابي الحسن بن صالح بن يحيى بن طاهر بن محمد ابن الخطيب عبد الرحمن بن نباته المصري ... قافية الهمزة قال يمدح سيدنا محمدا صلى الله عليه وسلم وشرف ومجد وكرم شجون نحوها العشاق فاؤا ..."


"لا سيما مع شيء يطنطن وشيء في القرصال [؟] يبقبق"


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Physical Details:

i, 45 V(450), i ; chiefly quinions ; final five leaves unruled and left blank ; quire numbering in the form of Hind-Arabic numerals accompanied by ك at the center head of the written area of the opening recto of each quire from the eighth (see p.145, 165, etc.) ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts and eventually off by 100 pages, dropping from p.511 to p.412).


Written mainly in 19 lines per page ; written area divided to two columns to set off poetry ; frame-ruled.


Ruqʻah ; serifless, only very slight tilt to the left, effect of occasional words descending to baseline, letterforms mainly characteristic of ruqʻah, pointing in strokes (horizontal stroke for two dots, stroke resembling inverted comma for three dots) rather than distinct dots, somewhat freely ligatured ; rare passages in naskh (see pp.414-415).


Written area surrounded by triple rule-border in red and blue (two innermost red rules and outermost blue rule) ; columns within the written area defined by red rules.


European wove paper ; some moisture damage and blocking.


Wooden boards covered in dark mahogany leather ; Western style binding ; pastedowns and flyleaves in dark green and cream mottled paper (sponge painted or faux marbled look) ; raised spine ridges ; sewn in cream thread, six stations ; stuck-on endbands ; textile bookmark (register) attached to spine at head ; overall in fairly good condition with some abrasion at board edges, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda (pp.1-2) -- b. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas (pp.3-4).

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Lacks dated colophon ; paper and hand suggest 19th century, perhaps late 19th century.

Ownership and History:

Occasional marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

04--Bashtakī, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm,--d. 1426 or 7,--compiler.
04--بشتكي، محمد بن ابراهيم,--مصنف.


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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 11Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn,iii 251, no. 5219Brit. Mus. Suppl.,1086

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Posted by evyn on July 25, 2012
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Yahuda Collection

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