[Risālat al-basmalah ... etc., 18th and 19th century].
[رسالة البسملة ... الخ, القرن 18 و 19م].
|Main Author:||Khādimī, Muḥammad ibn Muṣṭafá, 1701 or2-1762 or 3.|
|Other Authors:||Mehmet Memiş Osmanzade, fl. 1806,, Jurjānī, ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad, al-Sayyid al-Sharīf, 1340-1413., Khādimī, Muḥammad ibn Muṣṭafá, 1701 or2-1762 or 3., محمد بن ممش بن عثمان زاده، , جرجاني، علي بن محمد، , خادمي، محمد بن مصطفى.|
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Manuscripts, Arabic > Michigan > Ann Arbor.
Ms. composite codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Collation: 27 V(270), III (276) ; almost exclusively quinions ; numerous leaves left blank ; mainly lacks proper catchwords but last word of final line on the verso of each leaf is usually repeated at the beginning of the first line on the following recto ; catchwords present in Taʻrīfāt al-Jurjānī ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inserts, skips two pages each between pp.47-48, pp.103-104, and pp.449-450, and mistakenly repeats pp.86-87 twice).
Layout: Written mainly in 21 lines per page ; frame-ruled.
Script: Naskh ; mainly a fine Ottoman hand ; mainly serifless ; effect of tilt to the left ; mainly open counters ; some elongation of horizontal strokes ; pointing in lines rather than distinct dots ; descenders mainly curvilinear ; rightward descenders tapered.
Decoration: Keywords (often marking sections) and abbreviation symbols rubricated ; some overlining in red ink ; illuminated diagram (namely, dāʼirat ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib) on p.253.
Support: European laid paper of several types ; one type with 10-11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 28 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermarks including three hats and crossbow with 'M A' below ; another type with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 22-24 mm. apart (horizontal), and watermarks including bull (trippant or statant guardant), man on a horse over ' C B G,' crown over 'G B T,' coat of arms, etc. ; some leaves only lightly burnished if at all.
Binding: Pasteboards (quite thin, semi-limp covers) in black leather, with spine and edges/turn-ins in red-brown leather ; Type III binding (without flap) ; doublures in brown leather with blind-tooled design ; upper and lower covers bear blind-tooled design in rosettes and s-shapes evoking central mandorla and cornerpieces ; sewn in lime green thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in lime green and light yellow, only tailband intact ; overall in fair condition with minor abrasion, some shrinkage, and minor spine slant (slightly cocked).
Former shelfmark: British Museum, London "No. 101. Treatise on the Bismillah." ; "٦٥٦" on tail of textblock.
Accompanying materials: Inserts carrying excerpts, notes, etc. (paginated pp.519-520 and pp.547-548).
Origin: As appears in colophon on p.100, Risālat al-basmalah copied by Muḥammad ibn Memish [Muḥammad] ibn al-Ḥājjī Muḥammad ibn Ḥājjī ʻUthmān-zādah (Mehmet Memiş Osmanzade) with transcription ("qad jaffa al-qalam ʻan taswīd hādhihi al-nuskhah al-sharīfah...") completed roughly 21 Ṣafar 1221 [ca. 10 May 1806] (dating by fractions, reads: "في وقت الظهر من يوم السبت من العشر العاشر من العشر الاول من العشر الثالث من السدس الثاني من النصف الاول من العشر الاول من العشر الثاني من المائة الثالث بعد المائتين والالف من هجرة من له العزة والشرف ..."). As appears in colophon on p.246, transcription of al-Jurjānī's Taʻrīfāt completed in Karaman in the year 1116 [1704 or 5]. Paper suggests 18th or early 19th century for bulk of codex.
Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 101. Treatise on the Bismillah." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "398" in Western numerals on recto of opening leaf (p.1) ; circular waqf-seal impression in black ink appears on recto of opening leaf (p.1) and several places throughout, reads: "هذا وقف الراجي فيض الصمدي الشيخ احمد ضيا الدين ابن مصطفى الخالدي فمن بدله بعد ما سمعه فانما اثمه على الذين يبدلونه" in name of Aḥmad Ḍiyāʼ al-Dīn ibn Muṣṭafá al-Khālidī (i.e. Ahmed Ziyâüddîn Gümüşhanevî, d. 1893 or 4) ; occasional interlinear and marginal corrections.
276 leaves :
216 x 140 mm.
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