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[Kitāb-i Gulistān ...etc.,
16th century?].

[كتاب گلستان ... الخ, قرن 16م؟].



Main Author: Saʻdī.
Related Names: Abdülhamid II Sultan of the Turks 1842-1918, former owner., مصفطى رشيد، , مالك سابق., Mustafa Reşit fl. 1870, former owner., Muḥammad Amīn al-Ḥusaynī al-Tirmiẕī , scribe., Hamadhānī, ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad 1314-1385., Saʻdī.
Language(s): Persian
Published: [15--?].
Subjects: Manuscripts, Persian > Manuscripts, Persian / Michigan > Manuscripts, Persian / Michigan / Ann Arbor.
Sufi poetry, Persian > Sufi poetry, Persian / Early works to 1800.
Persian poetry > Persian poetry / 747-1500.
Headpieces (layout features) > Headpieces (layout features) / 16th century.
Note: Shelfmark: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library, Isl. Ms. 308
Origin: As appears in colophon on p.249, copied by Muḥammad Amīn al-Ḥusaynī al-Tirmidhī (al-Tirmiẕī) [?] ( محمد امين الحسينى الترمذى ). Date of transcription not specified but decoration, hand, paper etc. suggest 16th century.
Accompanying materials: a. Slip with verses (paginated pp.55-56) -- b. Slip with short note (paginated pp.75-76) -- c. Slip with calculations and date of 1219 [1804 or 5] (paginated pp.121-122).
Former shelfmark: "113 T. De M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" inscribed in pencil on recto of front flyleaf.
Binding: Pasteboards covered in deep red leather ; Type II binding (with flap), possibly two piece binding ; board linings in light pink-tinted paper ; upper and lower covers carry gold-tooled border and rosette corner accents ; sewn in dark pink / red thread, two stations, failing with many gatherings loose ; worked chevron endbands in dark pink and yellow, fair condition with some damage ; overall in somewhat poor condition with abrasion, staining, lifting and losses of leather to spine, upper cover detaching at spine, envelope flap detaching at fore edge flap, etc. ; pieced repairs in dark red-brown leather at board corners, spine, joints, etc.
Support: non-European laid paper with roughly 6 laid lines per cm. (vertical, quite diffuse) and no chain lines visible, cloudy formation, dark cream in color, quite sturdy and well-burnished ; staining and tidelines.
Decoration: Exquisite illuminated headpiece (ʻunwān / sarlawḥ) at opening on p.2 consisting of large rectangular piece with empty gold cartouche and pendants surrounded by swirling arabesque with floral motifs (in gold, white, pink, yellow, orange, and red on a lapis lazuli ground) with accent and cornerpieces in gold, black and red and border in turquoise, surmounted by a scalloped semi-circular piece (dome) filled with same swirling arabesque design on fields of lapis lazuli and gold, itself surmounted by vertical stalks (tīgh) in blue ; keywords rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of red inverted commas and gold discs ; central written area surrounded by frame consisting of heavy gold band defined by black fillets, margins and divisions within written area also outlined in gold rules ; central (and in some places marginal) written area gold-flecked.
Script: Nastaʻlīq (talik) ; elegant hand ; serifless with effect of words descending to baseline, elongation of horizontal strokes, mainly closed counters, pointing in distinct dots.
Layout: Written in 15 lines per page, with up to 32 lines on the diagonal in the margin ; frame-ruled ; written area occasionally divided to two columns to set off verses.
Collation: ii, 15 IV(120), I (122) ; almost exclusively quaternions ; catchwords present for marginal text (mainly Būstān) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals (includes inserts).
Colophon: "Scribal," in Arabic, reads "كتبه الفقير الحقير محمد امين الحسينى الترمدى [الترمذي ؟] غفر ذنوبه و ستر عيوبه"
Explicit: "و الحمد لله وحده در خاتم كتاب كلستان و الله المستعان بتوفيق بارى تعالى درين جمله چنانكه عادت مولفانست ز شعر متقدمان بطريق استعارت تلفيقى نرفت ... واطلب لنفسك من خير تريد به من بعد ذلك غفرانا لصاحبه حكايت آورده اند كه حاتم اصم از شاكردان و ميردان شيخ بود ... چون تصانيف و رسايل نظم شيخ سعدى مشهور و معروف است شروع در ذكران نكرديم والسلام"
Incipit: [Gulistān] "منت خدایرا عز و جل که طاعتش موجب قربتست..." ; [Būstān] "بنام خداوند جان آفرین حکیم سخن در زبان آفرین خداوند بخشنده ی دستگیر کریم خطا بخش پوزش پذیر عزیزی که هر کز درش سر بتافت ..."
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Ms. codex.
Inscription in pencil "113 T. De. M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" on front flyleaf ; ownership statement in name of Mustafa Reşit ( مصطفى رشيد / Muṣṭafá Rashīd), son of the grand vezir Mehmet Emin Âli Paşa, statement dated 29 Shawwāl 1286 [February 1870], reads "من كتب الفقير الى الاء ربه المجيد السيد مصطفى رشيد مخدوم وزير اعظم سيد محمد امين عالى پاشا في ٢٩ ل سنه ٢٨٦" (compare statements and seal impressions in other manuscripts, including Isl. Ms. 371 and Isl. Ms. 389, along with Isl. Ms. 226, Isl. Ms. 399 and Isl. Ms. 409).
Physical Description: 122 leaves : paper ; 226 x 140 (138 x 72) mm.
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