al-Ghāʼib al-mastūr fī ṭayy al-ḥāḍir al-mashhūd min Ishārāt al-Raʼīs Abī ʻAlī,
الغائب المستور في طي الحاضر المشهود من اشارات الرئيس ابي علي, [193-م?].
|Main Author:||Avicenna, 980-1037.|
|Related Names:||Heyworth-Dunne, J. , former owner.|
Manuscripts, Arabic /
Manuscripts, Arabic / Michigan /
Islamic philosophy > Islamic philosophy / Early works to 1800.
Shelfmark: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library, Isl. Ms. 978
Origin: Lacks dated scribal colophon ; likely copied in Egypt in the late 1930s and bound for James Heyworth-Dunne (d.1974).
Former shelfmark: Mich. Isl. Ms. temp. no. 127
Binding: Boards covered in textured black cloth with black leather over spine (quarter binding) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in wove paper printed with a floral vegetal pattern in pink and green ; spine gold-stamped with title and decorative accents over raised bands "الغائب المفقود للاشارات" ; sewn in heavy white thread, seemingly over two recessed cords (difficult to examine) ; overall in fairly good condition with minor abrasion at spine and board edges.
Support: Wove paper.
Decoration: Text executed entirely in a pinkish-red ink.
Script: Ruqʻah ; quick, compact hand in a medium line ; serifless and freely ligatured with effect of inclination to the left and of words descending to baseline, mainly closed counters, pointing somewhat careless and in strokes rather than distinct dots, final yāʼ usually unpointed ; opening leaves in a more carefully executed naskh with elements of ruqʻah.
Layout: Written in 10-12 lines per page.
Collation: i, 3 V(30), V-1 (39), i ; exclusively quinions ; pages between sections (corresponding to gatherings) left blank, with some serving as section 'title pages' (see pp.21, 41, 61) ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.
Explicit: "قد عرفت اصناف المقدمات في مواضعها النمط الثامن في البهجة والسعادة"
Incipit: "النمط الرابع في الوجود وعلله انه قد يغلب على اوهام الناس ان الموجود هو المحسوس وان ما لا يناله الحس بجوهره ففرض وجوده محال ..."
Title from inscription on opening 'title page' (p.1).
On upper pastedown label with ex libris of James Heyworth-Dunne (d.1974), stamped with inventory number, "Ex Libris | J. Heyworth-Dunne | D. Lit. (London) | No. 7922" ; UM Library inscription on p.3 "Dunning | Heyworth-Dunne | 6-13-51 | 71955" ; a few interlinear and marginal corrections in same red ink ; a few marginal glosses (see p.2 and p.25).
39 leaves :
200 x 164 mm. bound to 207 x 172 mm.
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