Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 260 (U.4.18)
Title: 'Aja'ibu'l Makdur Fi Akhbar Timur
Date of Creation: Between 1516 and 1517
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Ibn 'Arab Shah, 'Aja'ibu'l Makdur Fi Akhbar Timur.
Ibn 'Arab Shah's Life of Timur (Tamerlane), called the "Wonders of Destiny in the Events of Timur".
Remarks: An appendix of seven pages gives an account of the work.
On the first recto (blank) in an XVIII. Cent. hand: N.B. [obliterated] History of the Sultans | of Mesopotamia in Arabic. | [from 'of' to 'Arabic' obliterated, and Timur in Arab written above] | Printed since at Leyden by | Golius. On the opposite page is the name of a former owner, the fakir 'Isa, and the date, middle of Dhu'l Hijjah 1013 (23rd April, 1605).
For another copy, see Brit. Mus. Cat. p. 569.
[Formerly R.5.3; R.5.54]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 10 3/8 x 7 1/8, ff. 150, well written in single cols. of 21 lines, each 7 x 4 1/8, rubrics, rubricated letters, etc., few marginalia. (923 A.H., 1517 A.D.)
Binding: Millboards, covered black morocco, blind-tooled circular patterns stamped on the centre of both boards and flap, with gilt-tooled pin-head points
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Arabic
Material Type: Document
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), p. 493.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Ahmad ibn Muhammad Ibn Arabshah 1392-1450
provenance: 'Isa fl.1605
Faqir.
subject: Timur Lang 1336-1404
Tamerlane.
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