Catalog Record: [Majmūʻat thalāth rasāʼil, 968, i.e. 1561 | HathiTrust Digital Library

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[Majmūʻat thalāth rasāʼil,
968, i.e. 1561].

[مجموعة ثلاث رسائل, 968ه، 1561م].

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Related Names: Burhān al-Dīn ibn Aḥmad al-Ḥusaynī al-Maʻarrī al-Ḥalabī fl. 1561, scribe., Būnī, Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī -1225., Abū Isḥāq Ibrāhīm ibn Yūsuf al-Awsī al-Andalusī al-Mursī Ibn al-Marʼah. , Shādhilī, Abū al-Ḥasan ʻAlī ibn ʻAbd Allāh approximately 1196-1258.
Language(s): Arabic
Published: [1561].
Subjects: Ibn al-ʻArīf, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, > Ibn al-ʻArīf, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, / 1088-1141. > Ibn al-ʻArīf, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, / 1088-1141. / Maḥāsin al-majālis.
Manuscripts, Arabic > Manuscripts, Arabic / Michigan > Manuscripts, Arabic / Michigan / Ann Arbor.
Islamic occultism > Islamic occultism / Early works to 1800.
Mysticism > Mysticism / Islam > Mysticism / Islam / Early works to 1800.
Arabic alphabet > Arabic alphabet / Religious aspects > Arabic alphabet / Religious aspects / Islam > Arabic alphabet / Religious aspects / Islam / Early works to 1800.
Spiritual life > Spiritual life / Islam > Spiritual life / Islam / Early works to 1800.
Sufism > Sufism / Early works to 1800.
Note: Shelfmark: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library, Isl. Ms. 505
Origin: As appears in 'colophon' on p.3, transcription (kitābah / كتابة ) of first work begun 26 Jumādá II 968 [ca. 14 March 1561]. As appears in colophon on p.97, transcription of first work completed in 8 Rajab 968 [ca. 25 March 1561] and executed by Burhān al-Dīn ibn Aḥmad ibn Burhān al-Dīn ibn Aḥmad Zayn al-ʻĀbidīn al-Ḥusaynī al-Maʻarrī al-Ḥalabī al-Shāfiʻī al-Aḥmadī al-Shādhilī. As appears in colophon on p.144, transcription of second work completed by the same copyist ten days later, 18 Rajab 968 [ca. 4 April 1561]. As appears in colophon on p.188, transcription of final work completed by same copyist five days later, 23 Rajab 968 [ca. 9 April 1561].
Accompanying materials: a. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas -- b. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda.
Former shelfmark: From inner front cover and front flyleaf, "M 2" (possibly supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).
Binding: Boards covered with maroon cloth ; Western style binding ; pastedowns and flyleaves in olive green wove paper ; upper and lower covers carry block-pressed design consisting of central medalion in the form of an oval with plumes, banners and scrollwork above and below, along with scrollwork border and cornerpieces ; sewn in white thread, two stations ; overall in fairly good condition though fully detached from the textblock ; housed in box for protection.
Support: European laid paper with 9-10 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 29 mm. apart (horizontal), and anchor in circle watermark with star above and "D" [?] below (see pp.30-31) ; some inclusions, well-sized and burnished.
Decoration: Keywords and section headings rubricated (orange-red ink).
Script: Naskh ; compact, somewhat angular 'Syrian' hand ; serifless and fairly vertical, mainly adhering to baseline though occasional effect of words descending to baseline, pointing in distinct dots or strokes, mainly closed counters, elongation of horizontal strokes and some descenders (particularly rāʼ, wāw, etc. in rectilinear fashion).
Layout: Written in 20-21 lines per page ; frame-ruled.
Collation: i, V-1 (9), 4 V(49), II+1 (54), 3 V(84), V-1 (93), i ; chiefly quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves).
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Ms. codex.
Waqf statement on 'title page' for second work (p.101) in name of Muḥammad Saʻīd Āghā ( محمد سعيد اغا ) , accompanied by circular seal impression (likely dated 1167 [1753 or 4]), statement reads "وقفت وقفا صحيحا بحيث لا يباع وانا الفقير محمد سعيد اغا" ; occasional glosses and marginal corrections.
Physical Description: 93 leaves : paper ; 203 x 155 (167 x 113) mm. bound to 211 x 158 mm.
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