[Munājāt ʻAlī ... etc., 994, i.e. 1585 or 1586].
[مناجات على ... الخ, 994ه, 1585 او 1586م].
|Main Author:||ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib, Caliph, ca. 600-661.|
|Other Authors:||Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918,, Sadeddin, Hoca, 1536-1599,, Mehmet Rıza, fl. 1585,|
|Language(s):||Arabic ; Persian|
[Istanbul, 1585 or 1586].
> Ann Arbor.
Manuscripts, Persian > Michigan > Ann Arbor.
Manuscripts, Arabic > Michigan > Ann Arbor.
Stamp seals > Middle East.
Stamp seals > Turkey.
Writing, Arabic > Specimens.
Calligraphy, Persian > Specimens.
Calligraphy, Arabic > Specimens.
Islam > Prayers and devotions > Early works to 1800.
Arabic poetry > 622-750.
Origin: As appears in colophon at close of on fol.4a, Munājāt ʻAlī executed in Istanbul for Hoca Sadettin Efendi (d.1599), renowned şeyhülislâm and tutor of Sultan Murat III (r.1574-1595), by Mehmet Rıza, Rıza-yi Enesi [of Enez in Edirne?]. Poetic excerpts appear to be dated Dhū al-Ḥijjah 1138 [July-August 1726] (see fol.12b, fol.22a, etc.) and 15 Muḥarram 1139 [ca. 12 September 1726] (see fol.1a).
Former shelfmark: "198 T. De M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" inscribed in pencil on verso of opening leaf ('title page').
Binding: Pasteboards covered in black leather ; Type III binding (without flap) ; doublures in brown leather, doublure hinges (extending under doublures) in scalloped marbled paper (in blue and white) ; upper and lower covers carry gold-tooled ornament (octagonal or lobed diamond shape) built up from interlace pattern, along with tooled and gold-painted border in a series of s-shaped stamps ; sewn in white thread, four stations ; overall in fairly good condition with minor staining, etc. ; repair to spine (rebacked) in black leather (gone to gray).
Support: non-European laid paper with roughly 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical, somewhat indistinct) and occasional chain lines faintly visible, cloudy formation, thick and sturdy, well-burnished ; "leaves" mainly composed of two (occasionally more) leaves layered together, delaminating in several instances, with several now hinged together / guarded with strips of striped textile ; some leaves tinted (mainly yellow) and gold or silver flecked ; seal impressions mounted on decorative papers.
Decoration: Gold-flecked bands surround lines of text [Munājāt ʻAlī] ; written area surrounded by gold frame ; seal impressions set in decorative, multi-colored mounts, mainly octagonal, rectangular, oval, sun / star, etc. in shape, cut from assorted papers.
Script: Nastaʻlīq ; a large, exquisite hand with elongation and somewhat exaggerated constrast in thickness between horizontal and vertical strokes ; later excerpts in nastaʻlīq and in ruqʻah.
Layout: Munājāt ʻAlī written in 10 lines per page ; frame-ruled ; remaining poetic and prose excerpts vary widely, though most are written on the diagonal.
Collation: I (2), 4 II(18), I+1 (21), I (23) ; mainly binions and single bifolia ; pagination in black ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals.
Dedication: As appears on fol.4a, Munājāt ʻAlī executed for Hoca Sadettin Efendi (d.1599), renowned şeyhülislâm and tutor of Sultan Murat III (r.1574-1595).
Colophon: [Munājāt ʻAlī] "كتبت لحضرة سلطان العلماء برهان الفضلاء خواجه السلطان الاعظم مالك رقاب الامم السلطان مراد خان دام في حفظ ربنا المستعان سعد الدين افندى لا زالت محامده مذكورة ومأثره مشهورة الى انقراض الزمان الفقير المذنب محمد رضاى انسى النسب في سنة اربع وتسعين وتسعمائة بمحروسۀ قسطنطنية"
Explicit: [Munājāt ʻAlī] "وصل عليه ما دعاك موحد وناجاك اخيار ببابك ركع"
Incipit: [Munājāt ʻAlī] "لك الحمد يا ذا الجود والمجد والعلى تباركت تعطي من تشاء وتمنع ..."
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Likely ownership statement on verso of opening leaf ('title page') in name of Ahmet Esat bin Mehmet Salih (Aḥmad Asʻad ibn Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ / احمد اسعد بن محمد صالح ) ; inscription with oval seal impression on final leaf in name of one Ababeyzade, reads "الحقير ابابيك زاده" ; vast collection of seal impressions.
23 leaves :
258 x 117 (228 x 81) mm.
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