العقد الفريد للملك السعيد.

al-ʻIqd al-farīd lil-Malik al-Saʻīd.

Author
Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
5 Ṣafar 979 [July 9, 1571?]
Description
228, (3) leaves : paper ; 194 x 134 (140 x 90) mm. bound to 195 x 135 mm.

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Subject(s)
Donor
Rare books genre
Summary note
A collection of discourses arranged in four divisions: (1) on morals and good conduct; (2) on politics; (3) on canon law and religion; (4) on miscellaneous themes. Dedicated to al-Malik al-Saʻīd Najm al-Dīn Ghāzī ibn Urtuq, who reigned 637-658 [1239-1260].
Notes
  • Collation: Paper ; fol. 228 + (3) ; catchwords ; modern foliation in pencil using Western numerals.
  • Description: Headings in red and green ; vowel signs ; watermarks (circular motif) ; the first 2 folios are by a later hand ; folios 139-225 are by a different hand ; title on bottom edge illegible ; MS in fair condition but several folios are worm-eaten and mended and several are stained with dampness.
  • Layout: 15-17 lines per page.
  • Marginal notes and glosses. ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn al-Sayyid Ḥasan ibn ʻAbd Allāh made corrections on 10 Shawwāl 1224 (fol. 1a). Prayer preceded by a explanation that Muḥammad al-Tilimsānī was told by the Prophet in a dream that reciting this prayer was worth more than reciting others multiple times (fol. 2a) .
  • Ms. codex.
  • Origin: According to colophon copied Thursday 5 Ṣafar 979 (fol. 227a).
  • Title from text (fol. 5a).
  • Colophon: وکان الفراغ من تحصيله نهار الخميس بعد صلوة الظهر خامس شهر صفر من سنة تسع وسبعين وتسعمائة من الهجرة النبوية على صاحبها افضل الصلوة والسلام
  • Incipit: بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم ... يقول العبد الفقير الى مولاه
Binding note
Type II (with flap) binding in dark red leather. Flap is missing. Upper and lower cover do not match. Blind-stamped mandorla with pendants on both covers. Blind-stamped corner motifs on lower cover. Blind-tooled edging covered by repairs to covers.
Provenance
Owner signature of ʻAbd Allāh ibn ʻUmayyil[?] (fol. 2a), Muḥammad ibn al-Sayyid Ḥusayn al-Hātimī, Muṣṭafá ibn Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad ibn Yaʻqūb, and Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd Allāh al-Ṣalāḥ 1212 (fol. 4a). Acquired from Brill, Leyden, 1900.
Source acquisition
Gift ; Robert Garrett, Class of 1897 ; 1942.
References
  • A catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the Library of the India Office, 661.
  • Ahlwardt, Verzeichnis der arabischen Handschriften, 8779.
  • Catalogue des manuscrits arabes de la Bibliothèque Nationale, 2440.
  • Catalogus codicum arabicorum Bibliothecae Academiae Lugduno-Batavae, 1950.
  • Hitti, P. Garrett Coll., 782.
  • Pertsch, Die orientalischen handschriften der Herzoglichen bibliothek zu Gotha, 1882/3.
Other format(s)
Also available in an electronic version.
OCLC
1288631281
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