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Call Number: MS Hunter 507 (V.8.10)
Title: Al Idah
Date of Creation: Between 1310 and 1312
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Jalalu'l Dini'l Kazwini, Al Idah.
Jalalu'l Dini'l Kazwini, Idah or Expansion of the Talkhis on Rhetoric.
Remarks: The Talkhis is an epitome by the same author (cf. MS Hunter 162 (T.7.21)) of Part III. of the Miftahu'l 'Ulum of Al Sukaki, who died 626 A.H. (1228-9 A.D.).
On the second free fly-leaf in an early XVIII. Cent. French hand: Lib. arab. in 4to incognitus.
Under this, in faded ink, in a later French hand: TraitÚ de Rethorique meme en | arabe.
The Miftah is divided into three parts: (I.) on grammar, (II.) on syntax, and (III.) on composition and rhetoric.
Cf. Hajji Khalifa, 1,559.
The verso of f. 1 has the title IDAH MA'ANI, and under the number, No. 18, two couplets, one Persian and one Arabic, giving the date of the death of a certain Ruknu'l Din in the month of Safar 784 A.H. (April-May, 1382 A.D.). The same date is given also on the recto of the last folio.
On the recto of the third folio from the end are two colophons, one giving the author's name, Jalalu'l Dini'l Kazwini, and the other the date, 5th Dhu'l Ka'dah, 711 A.H. (13th Mar. 1311 A.D.); also some lines giving the date of the writer's son, Ibrahimu'bn abi Yazida'bn Siyah Wakhsh (?) ibn Karim Muhammad in Aznik? at noon Saturday preceding the new moon of Dhu'l Hijjah, 759 A.H. (Nov. 1358 A.D.); similarly on the opposite page the birth-dates of his son Muhammad on the night of Al Kadr 774 A.H. and Mahmud on 7th Safar 778 A.H.
[Formerly Q.8.6; Q.8.145]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 6 7/8 x 5 5/8, ff. 142, written in single cols. of 15 lines, each 4 5/8 x 4╝, rubrics and rubricated words, etc., marginalia. 711 A.H. (1311-12 A.D.).
Binding: Millboards, covered rough sheepskin, dyed green, blind-tooled sides and panelled back, red edges, title (gilt): GRAMMAT. ARAB
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Arabic
Material Type: Treatise
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 515-516.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Jalal al-Din al-Qazwini d. 1338/9
author: al-Sukaki d. 1228/9
copyist: Abu Yazid ibn Siyah Wakhsh ibn Karim Muhammad fl.1358
subject: Ibrahim ibn Abi Yazid ibn Siyah Wakhsh b.1358
subject: Mahmud ibn Ibrahim ibn Abi Yazid b.1377
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