Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 345

Title:

Nizāʻ-i tavāngar darvīsh,[1268, i.e.1851].نزاع توانگر درویش,[1268ه, 1851م].

Author:

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

Place/Date of Production:

[1851].

Size:

21 leaves :paper ;232 x 150 (132 x 70) mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of a work of advice literature of uncertain authorship.

Other Title(s):

Title from inscription on front flyleaf:نصایح نامهنصايح نامهNaṣāyiḥʻnāmahNaṣāʼiḥ nāmah

Subject(s):

Didactic poetry, Persian.
Persian poetry.
Didactic literature, Persian.
Manuscripts, Persian--Michigan--Ann Arbor.

Language:

Persian.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.

Incipit:

"الحمد لله رب العالمین والصلوة والسلام على خیر خلقه محمد وآله اجمعین اما بعد حکیمی سپر انرا پند همیداد ..."

Explicit:

Can you help transcribe the explicit? Please comment!

Colophon:

"Scribal," reads "كاتب السلطانى محمد حسين الطهرانى مسوده نموده فى شهر محرم الحرام سنه ١٢۶۸"

Dedication:

Dedicated to Nāṣir al-Dīn Shāh Qājār (see fol.20a).

Contents:

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

Physical Details:
Collation:

i, IV (8), III (14), III+1 (21), i ; quaternion and two ternions.

Layout:

Written in 7 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Nastaʻlīq ; large, elegant hand ; serifless, with slight effect of words descending to baseline, closed counters, elongation and exaggerated thickness of horizontal strokes ; partially vocalized.

Decoration:

Some keywords rubricated, many others in blue, turquoise, etc. ; some vocalization rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of red discs ; written area surrounded by heavy frame in gold with red and blue fillets, margins bordered in much narrower bands of red and gold ; text of incipit and facing page set of by gold (now gone to dark green) cloud-bands ; in some places written area flecked with gold (now green).

Support:

European wove paper ; highly burnished.

Binding:

Boards covered in orange-red leather with gray-brown leather over spine and edges / turn-ins (turned-out doublures, framed binding, compare Isl. Ms. 302) ; Type III binding (without flap) ; doublures in same gray-brown leather ; upper and lower covers carry border and central ornament faintly stained in the leather ; sewn in spring green thread, six stations ; overall in fairly good condition with some staining, minor abrasion etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

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

Origin:

As appears in colophon (fol.21a), copied (and possibly also composed) by royal scribe (kātib al-sulṭānī) Muḥammad Ḥusayn al-Ṭihrānī with transcription completed Muḥarram 1268 [October-November 1851].

Ownership and History:

Inscription in pencil on front flyleaf "391 T. De M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" ; also on front flyleaf, inscription identifying copyist "نصايح نامه خط ميرزا حسين طهرانى" ; fairly clean copy.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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

Scribe(s):

05 Muḥammad Ḥusayn al-Ṭihrānī, fl. 1852, scribe. 05 محمد حسين الطهرانى, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Abdul Hamid Collection.

Images1 2


Posted by evyn on August 2, 2012
Tags: Abdul Hamid Collection, Fully Catalogued, Persian MSS

Total comments on this page: 0

How to read/write comments

Comments on specific paragraphs:

Click the icon to the right of a paragraph

  • If there are no prior comments there, a comment entry form will appear automatically
  • If there are already comments, you will see them and the form will be at the bottom of the thread

Comments on the page as a whole:

Click the icon to the right of the page title (works the same as paragraphs)

Comments

No comments yet.

You must be login to comment.
Create an account or login