Ibn Ḥajar al-Miṣrī al-Shāfiʿī, Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad b. ʿAlī al-Kinānī al-ʿAsqalānī
Al-Durar al-Kāmina fī Aʿyān al-Miʾa al-Thāmina
الدرر الكامنة في أعيان المائة الثامنة
Vol. 2; Folios 360; Number of lines per page 27; Leaf height 207 mm; Leaf width 152 mm
الجزء الثاني; صفحات 360; عدد السطور في الصفحة 27; طول الصفحة 207 ملم; عرض الصفحة 152 ملم
Leaf height 207 mm; Leaf width 152 mm
- Text Area
- Number of folios
Brown leather decorated by stamped turanj (and has a flap tucked under the upper cover).
Margins contain: few correction notes, and announcements of the topics discussed in the main text. Sometimes, the sentences in the main text are completed in the margins. Folding of the sheets: Quarto. There is a note on f.359b which quotes Ibn Ḥajar saying that he has finished writing this book in the year of 837 AH except few information which he has added later (and that there are some tarājim which he still has to collect from the Zawāyā). Then the copyist also quotes Ibn Ḥajar saying that he need to consult some sources such as: Tārīkh Miṣr (of al-Quṭb al-Ḥalabī); Muʿjam al-Dhahabī al-Kabīr; Akhbār al-Yaman (of al-Muwaffaq al-Khazrajī al-Zubaydī); Muʿjam Naql Ibn Rāfiʿ and al-Wafayāt of Ibn Rāfiʿ; Dhayl al-Dhayl of Abū al-Ḥusayn b. Aybak; Ṭabaqāt al-Mālikīya (of Ibn Farḥūn); Ṭabaqāt al-Shāfiʿīya (of al-Maṭarī) which owned by (i.e. ʿind) walad al-Murjānī in Mecca; al-Badr al-Shāfī and Ṭāliʿ al-Saʿīd (of al-Kamāl); and Tārīkh al-Maqrīzī. There is a note on f.1a by the copyist saying that he has copied this manuscript from a copy written by the author’s student Muḥammad b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Sakhāwī. The title and colophon are written in red and black (in the shape of descended triangle). There is a note on f.1a says that the number of folios of this manuscript is 387 (while it is 360 now). Old TKSM stamp (in Arabic letters) in the inside of the upper cover. The title of the book is written on a paper glued to the fore-edge flap. The number 27 is written on the edges of the papers which seem like it is some sort of organizational scheme.
- Ownership Statement
Waqf of Muḥammad ʿĀbid b.al-Shaykh Aḥmad b. Muḥammad Murād al-Anṣārī in 1249 AH (f.1a) who stipulated that he keeps the book as long as he is alive. However, when he dies the book’s ownership would go to his offspring whether males or females. If he did not have any, then the offspring of Shaykh al-Islām Muḥammad Murād b. al-Ḥāfiẓ Yaʿqūb b. Maḥmūd al-Anṣārī al-Sanadī would inherit it. Ownership statements of: Sālim ʿAbdullah b. Sālim (f.1a); the library of Muḥammad b. ʿAbdullah al-Mahdī (f.1a); ʿAbdullah b. Muḥammad (al-Qāsim?) (f.1a); Aḥmad b. Muḥammad (f.1a); ʿAlī b. Ismāʿīl (al-Nahmī?) (f.1a), and two effaced stamps. There is a stamp of “MEDINE” on f.1a.
Colophon of al-Sayyid ʿAlī b. al-Sayyid Muḥammad al-Mālikī al-Azharī (taʾadduban) in 1125 AH (f.360a).
على يد الفقير الى الله تعالى السيد علي بن السيد محمد المالكي الأزهري تأدبا نزيل مكة المشرفة
Consistent use of catchwords
Black ink with red rubrication and overlining and red inverted commas around poetry hemistichs.
- Writing material
European watermarked papers.
- Bibliographic Info
Collection and Call number
Topkapi Palace Museum- Sultan Ahmet III (Sultanahmet Kütüphanesi) - M. 483
Topkapi Palace Museum- Sultan Ahmet III
- Current classmark
- Alternate Classmark
و كان الفراغ من نسخ هذا الكتاب المبارك بعد ظهر يوم الاثنين الرابع و العشرين من شهر المحرم افتتاح عام خمس و عشرين بعد الماية و الالف (1125) هجرية