كتاب الاسفار

Kitāb al-Asfār.

Author
Uniform title
Format
  • Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[Iran, 1807]
Description
216 leaves : paper ; 277 x 180 (200 x 118) mm. bound to 280 x 185 mm.

Details

Subject(s)
Form/​Genre
  • Manuscripts, Arabic—19th century
  • Manuscripts, Arabic—Iran—19th century
  • Headpieces (layout features)—Iran—19th century
  • Borders, Ornamental (Decorative arts)—Iran—19th century
  • Illuminated manuscripts—Iran—19th century
Summary note
Elegant copy of the first volume of the Asfār al-arbaʻah.
Notes
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title from colophon (fol. 215a).
  • Physical description: 27 lines per page. Written in small naskh in black ink. The text is framed within a border in gold and black with an outer frame consisting of a single red line to define the margin. The titles of the sections of the text are repeated in black ink on the margin. Inscriptions on pastedown of upper cover and on fol. 1a-2a and 215b, including verses of poetry, and quotations attributed to Ibn ʻArabī ("ṣāḥib al-Futūḥāt") and to ʻAlī ("Amīr al-Muʾminīn").
  • Decorations: The first two pages of the text (fol. 2b-3a) have a margin filled with an arabesque with flowers, executed in gold, red, and black. The text is written in clouds in gold outlined in black. Elaborate headpiece (ʻunwān) on fol. 3b.
  • Origin: According to colophon, copied by Ismaʻīl ibn Muḥammad Taqī al-Shīrāzī, and completed on Sunday 2 Rajab 1222 [Sept. 1807] for Mīrzā Aḥmad(?) (fol. 215a).
  • Incipit: بسم ... وبه نستعين الحمد لله فاعل كل محسوس ومعقول وغاية كل مطلوب ومسئول ... اما بعد فيقول الفقير الى رحمة ربه الغنى محمد المشتهر بصدر الدين شيرازى ان السعادة ربما يظن بها انها الفوز بالدرجات الحسية
  • Explicit: وهو الاشارة الى صفاء جوهر الروح والشاهد هو القسم الثانى وهو الاستدلال بالاشكال على الاحوال تمت
References
Mach, R. and E. Ormsby. Handlist (New Series), 70
OCLC
223444162
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