Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 498 (V.8.1)
Title: Kitab Dala'ili'l Khairat
Date of Creation: Not assigned
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Muhammad al Jazuli, Kitab Dala'ili'l Khairat.
Muhammad al Jazuli's 'Indications of Blessings' (Maghribi Prayer-Book).
Remarks: On a slip of paper attached to the first free fly-leaf, in an early XVIII. Cent. hand: A Treatise on Prayer - particularly that | which is directed to Mohammed. | it is in Arabic - but wrote in the African | character with which I am quite unacquainted.
The last two fly-leaves (at the front) are covered with Arabic writing, containing an invocation.
For another copy see Brit. Mus. Suppl. Cat. 251.
[Formerly Q.8.5; Q.8.144].
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 7 x 5 7/8, ff. 84, beautifully written in Maghribi, in single cols. of 13 lines, each 5 x 3 3/4, margined red (two lines), illuminated headpieces, rubrics, red and green letters, two full-page illuminations in the second quire, two place-finding tabs, few marginalia.
Binding: Millboards, covered crimson morocco, stamped with central floral device and chain pattern border on both boards and flap
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Arabic
Material Type: Prayer
Archival History: Provenance: Sold as Lot 3556 in the sale of Joseph Letherland's library, 1765. Purchased by William Hunter for £0.5.0 according to the British Library copy of the Letherland sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 6 (2).
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 513-514.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Muhammad ibn Sulaiman al-Jazuli
provenance: Joseph Letherland 1699-1764
Physician.
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