Ibn Taghrībirdī, Jamāl al-Dīn Abū al-Maḥāsin Yūsuf al-Atābkī
al-Nujūm al-Zāhira fī Mulūk Miṣr wa-l-Qāhira
النجوم الزاهرة في ملوك مصر والقاهرة
Folios 152; Number of lines per page 26; Leaf height 232 mm; Leaf width 150 mm
صفحات 152; عدد السطور في الصفحة 26; طول الصفحة 232 ملم; عرض الصفحة 150 ملم
The volume starts with the reign of al-Ashraf Shaʿbān and ends during the reign of Muʾayyad Shaykh detailing events involving Sīryāqūs.
Leaf height 232 mm; Leaf width 150 mm
- Text Area
- Number of folios
Marginal section markers throughout the manuscript. Like much of the manuscript, which is generally in rather a bad shape, the first folio has been badly damaged and restored by pasting the folio on another paper, which has resulted in f.1a (presumably the title page) now being invisible. One loose corner of this page suggests that it contained several notes. The manuscript has many correction notes and generally makes extensive use of the margins.
- Ownership Statement
There is suggestive evidence of a close association with the author of the text himself, as a waqf designation repeated on every quire of the manuscript is in three places (20a, 68b, 121a) accompanied by the statement “muʾallif-hu Yūsuf b. Taghrībirdī” (hypothetical reading for the last part of the name), perhaps indicating that the book was bequeathed as a waqf by the author himself.
There is no colophon, but the manuscript is very likely a fifteenth-century copy.
Black ink with red overlining and rubrication. Red dots around poetry hemistichs.
- Writing material
- Bibliographic Info
Collection and Call number
Dār al-kutub wa-l-wathāʾiq al-qawmiyya - al-Zakīya 834 (دار الكتب و الوثائق القومية المصرية - الزكية 834)
Dār al-kutub wa-l-wathāʾiq al-qawmiyyah
- Current classmark
- Alternate Classmark
Most likely, it was copied in the 15th century (CE)
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