Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 163 (T.7.22)
Date of Creation: Between 1639 and 1641
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: 'Abdu'l Latifi'bn Firishtah, (Ibnu'l Malik), Sharh Manari'l Anwar Fi Usuli'l Fikh of Abu Barakat 'Abdu'llahi'bn Ahmad (Hafizu'l Dini'l Nasafi).
The Commentary of Abdu'l Latifi'bn Firishtah on the "Beacon of Lights" (on Jurisprudence) of Al Nasafi.
Remarks: On the verso of the first folio is written in Arabic: Ibn Malik li Manar (sic). The recto of this folio is covered with an Arabic verse repeated three or four times:
"And the wind takes from what it passes over,
Ill savour from ill savour or perfume from perfume";
and a statement that a Muhammad Afandi Fadlu'llah, a native of Berghama (Pergamos), but living in the fortress of the Sultan on the coast, owned this book in Rabi 'Il. 1070 A.H. (Dec. 1659-Jan. 1660).
Inserted loose at the beginning is a slip of paper inscribed in an XVIII. Cent. French hand: Sherhu Menur Libri Melek | Commentaire de Menar, par Ibnu | Melek | [in a later hand]: The famous Commentary | of Abdellatif or | Ebn Melek upon | the Menar or | Musselmans code.
Abu Barakat 'Abdu'llahi'bn Ahmad died A.H. 710 (1310-1 A.D.).
For another copy, see Brit. Mus. Cat. p. 119.
[Formerly S.8.21; S.8.137].
Foulis catalogue, 1771, no. 36? £2.2.0
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 7 3/4 x 4 1/8, ff. 250, written at Constantinople, in single cols. of 21 lines, each 5 1/8 x 2 3/8, rubricated letters, red underlining, numerous marginalia. (A.H. 1050, A.D. 1640-1.)
Binding: Millboards, covered crimson morocco, stamped with floral devices in the centre of both boards, flap gone
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Arabic
Material Type: Commentary
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 480-481.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Ibn al-Malik 'Abd al-Latifi Ibn Firishtah
provenance: Muhammad Afandi Fadl al-Allah fl.1660
subject: Abu Barakat 'Abd Allah ibn Ahmad Hafiz al-Din al-Nasafi d. 1310/11
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