Item Details

اختیارات بدیعی

Ikhtiyārāt-I Badīʻī [16th Century?].

Anṣārī Shīrāzī, ʻAlī Ibn Ḥusayn; عبد الله بن عبد الله ابن بهاء الدين العمري الخالدي،; محمد الانجیری; عماد بن محمد عماد،
Format
Manuscript/Archive; Online
Published
[15--?].
Language
Persian and Arabic
Variant Title
متن اختيارات
Title from illuminated opening of gloss on p.30: حاشیه اختیارات
Title from illuminated headpiece at opening on p.30: متن اختیارات
Title from rubricated inscription on 'title page' (p.29): اختیارات بدیعی از طب مفردات
Title from inscription in blue ink on upper board lining: اختيارات بديعى
Summary
Fine copy of a work of materia medica (pharmacopoeia) by ʻAlī ibn al-Ḥusayn al-Anṣārī known as Ḥājjī Zayn al-ʻAṭṭār (d.1403 or 4) with extensive gloss on the margins. Opens with acephalous contents listing (p.1-21). Contributions to the cataloguing from Elizabeth Kunze.
Description
377 leaves : paper ; 177 x 115 (102 x 53, 148 x 75) mm.
Mode of access: Internet.
Located in
Yahuda Collection.
Notes
  • Shelfmark: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library, Isl. Ms. 670
  • Origin: As appears in colophon on p.753, copied by ʻImād ibn Muḥamad ʻImād. Date of transcription not specified. Paper, decoration, etc. suggests 16th or early 17th century. Ownership statement provides a terminus ante quem of 1629.
  • Accompanying materials: a. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda -- b. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas.
  • Former shelfmark: From upper board lining and spine label, "IL 9" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).
  • Binding: Pasteboards covered in dark red-brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap, now fully detached) ; currently two piece binding (overlapping flanges visible at spine, may represent repair / reback) ; board linings in peach laid paper, hinges in yellow paper ; upper and lower covers carry stamped (and once gold-painted) scalloped mandorla filled with vegetal composition (compare Déroche class. OAi 7) set off by gold-painted strokes, tooled rosettes and chain border ; design continues on flap ; sewn in golden yellow thread, two stations, sewing failing ; worked endbands in golden yellow and metallic threads, only primaries and core with a few threads of headband remain, primaries sewn through textile spine lining ; overall in somewhat poor condition with flap fully detached from lower cover, cover almost fully detached from text block at spine except for intact primaries at headband, extensive abrasion, some lifting and losses of leather, etc. ; extensive repairs (also damaged) in brown leather including edging (which has been tooled in a series of s-shaped stamps) on upper and lower covers as well as head and tail of fore edge flap and likely reback ; housed in box for protection.
  • Support: non-European (likely Persian) laid paper with roughly 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical, somewhat indistinct, fairly straight) and chain lines (possibly grouped in pairs) occasionally visible, cloudy formation, thin and transluscent though sturdy, well-burnished, dark cream to beige in color ; back flyleaf in European laid paper with anchor in circle watermark.
  • Decoration: Elegant illuminated headpiece (ʻunwān / sarlawḥ) at opening on p.30 consisting of rectangular piece with almond-shaped gold cartouche carrying title and flanking pieces all evoking bookcover design, set in field of dark blue with delicate vegital motifs in gold, green, red, white, light blue and yellow, bordered in band of dark blue with white crosses and dots flanked by two narrow gold bands ; written area and ruled margins surrounded by gold frame with outermost blue rule, narrower gold band defines central written area and triangular accents on margins within (occasionally filled with floral motifs) ; keywords rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of three dots in red
  • Script: Nastaʻlīq ; small compact Persianate hand in a medium line ; characteristically serifless with slight effect of inclination to the left and of words descending to baseline, elongation of horizontal strokes, pointing in distinct dots
  • Layout: Written in 51 lines per page, 17 lines in central written area and 34 lines of gloss on the diagonal in the ruled margins ; frame-ruled.
  • Collation: IV-2 (6), 21 IV (174), IV+1 (183), III (189), III+1 (196), 2 III (202), 5 IV (248), III + 1 (255), 14 IV (372), III-1 (376), i ; leaves between opening contents listing and opening of text originally left blank (pp.21-29) ; middle of the quire marks in the form of ه (numeral khamsah or letter hāʼ) in black ink in the upper outer corner of the left-hand leaf ; catchwords present ; foliation in red ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals from pp.353-377 and in black ink from pp.379-753, beginning with Arabic numeral 38 ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during cataloguing.
  • Colophon: "Scribal," mainly Arabic, reads "تمت الكتاب بعون الله الملك الوهاب والحمد لله اولا واخرا وظاهرا وباطنا وصلى الله على محمد واله الطيبين وعترته الطاهرين اجمعين وسلم تسليما كثيرا كثيرا على يد الفقير الحقير تراب اقدام الفضلا عماد بن محمد عماد ... گر بهم برزده بینی خط من عیب مکن که مرا محنت ایام بهم برزده است"
  • Incipit: [matn] "بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم رب سهل و تمم بالخیر الحمد لمن وفقنا امداد حمد بی عد و اعداد سپاس بی قیاس مبدعی را که آثار ابداع او بر هر ورقی از اوراق و شجری از اشجار سمت ..." ; [ḥashiyah] "و به نستعين حمد و سپاس عتاری را جل جلاله و عم نواله و عظم شانه ..."
  • Title from rubricated inscription on 'title page' (p.29).
  • Ms. codex.
Cited in
Ḥājji Zayn al-ʻAṭṭār al-Anṣārī, ʻAlī ibn al-Ḥusayn. Ikhtiyārāt-i badīʻī. Cawnpore, 1888.
Ḥājjī Khalīfah. Kashf al-ẓunūn, i 197
Rieu, Catalogue of the Persian manuscripts in the British Museum, v.2, p.469 (Add. 16748)
Storey, Persian literature: a bio-bibliographical survey, vol. 2, p. 220
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    a| Accompanying materials: a. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda -- b. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas.
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    a| Former shelfmark: From upper board lining and spine label, "IL 9" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).
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    a| Binding: Pasteboards covered in dark red-brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap, now fully detached) ; currently two piece binding (overlapping flanges visible at spine, may represent repair / reback) ; board linings in peach laid paper, hinges in yellow paper ; upper and lower covers carry stamped (and once gold-painted) scalloped mandorla filled with vegetal composition (compare Déroche class. OAi 7) set off by gold-painted strokes, tooled rosettes and chain border ; design continues on flap ; sewn in golden yellow thread, two stations, sewing failing ; worked endbands in golden yellow and metallic threads, only primaries and core with a few threads of headband remain, primaries sewn through textile spine lining ; overall in somewhat poor condition with flap fully detached from lower cover, cover almost fully detached from text block at spine except for intact primaries at headband, extensive abrasion, some lifting and losses of leather, etc. ; extensive repairs (also damaged) in brown leather including edging (which has been tooled in a series of s-shaped stamps) on upper and lower covers as well as head and tail of fore edge flap and likely reback ; housed in box for protection.
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    a| Support: non-European (likely Persian) laid paper with roughly 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical, somewhat indistinct, fairly straight) and chain lines (possibly grouped in pairs) occasionally visible, cloudy formation, thin and transluscent though sturdy, well-burnished, dark cream to beige in color ; back flyleaf in European laid paper with anchor in circle watermark.
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    a| Decoration: Elegant illuminated headpiece (ʻunwān / sarlawḥ) at opening on p.30 consisting of rectangular piece with almond-shaped gold cartouche carrying title and flanking pieces all evoking bookcover design, set in field of dark blue with delicate vegital motifs in gold, green, red, white, light blue and yellow, bordered in band of dark blue with white crosses and dots flanked by two narrow gold bands ; written area and ruled margins surrounded by gold frame with outermost blue rule, narrower gold band defines central written area and triangular accents on margins within (occasionally filled with floral motifs) ; keywords rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of three dots in red
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    a| Script: Nastaʻlīq ; small compact Persianate hand in a medium line ; characteristically serifless with slight effect of inclination to the left and of words descending to baseline, elongation of horizontal strokes, pointing in distinct dots
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    a| Layout: Written in 51 lines per page, 17 lines in central written area and 34 lines of gloss on the diagonal in the ruled margins ; frame-ruled.
    500
      
      
    a| Collation: IV-2 (6), 21 IV (174), IV+1 (183), III (189), III+1 (196), 2 III (202), 5 IV (248), III + 1 (255), 14 IV (372), III-1 (376), i ; leaves between opening contents listing and opening of text originally left blank (pp.21-29) ; middle of the quire marks in the form of ه (numeral khamsah or letter hāʼ) in black ink in the upper outer corner of the left-hand leaf ; catchwords present ; foliation in red ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals from pp.353-377 and in black ink from pp.379-753, beginning with Arabic numeral 38 ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during cataloguing.
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    a| Colophon: "Scribal," mainly Arabic, reads "تمت الكتاب بعون الله الملك الوهاب والحمد لله اولا واخرا وظاهرا وباطنا وصلى الله على محمد واله الطيبين وعترته الطاهرين اجمعين وسلم تسليما كثيرا كثيرا على يد الفقير الحقير تراب اقدام الفضلا عماد بن محمد عماد ... گر بهم برزده بینی خط من عیب مکن که مرا محنت ایام بهم برزده است"
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    a| Incipit: [matn] "بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم رب سهل و تمم بالخیر الحمد لمن وفقنا امداد حمد بی عد و اعداد سپاس بی قیاس مبدعی را که آثار ابداع او بر هر ورقی از اوراق و شجری از اشجار سمت ..." ; [ḥashiyah] "و به نستعين حمد و سپاس عتاری را جل جلاله و عم نواله و عظم شانه ..."
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    a| Title from rubricated inscription on 'title page' (p.29).
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    a| Ms. codex.
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    a| Ḥājji Zayn al-ʻAṭṭār al-Anṣārī, ʻAlī ibn al-Ḥusayn. Ikhtiyārāt-i badīʻī. Cawnpore, 1888.
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