880-02 [Tafsīr al-Qurʼān, 17th century]
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Origin: Lacks dated colophon ; paper suggests 18th century.
Accompanying materials: a. Between pp.80-81, machine-made paper with accounts--b. between pp.172-173, a commendation slip dated 1318  issued by a civil primary school in Erzurum and carrying the director's seal--c. between pp.390-391, accounts slip on laid paper.
Former shelfmark: British Museum, London "No. 67. Commentary on Kuran.
Binding: Pasteboards covered in untinted laid paper with spine light brown leather (effective quarter binding) ; Type III binding (without flap) ; sewn in cream thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in maroon, intact at head and tail ; in fair condition with only minor abrasion on at corners and some red rot on spine leather.
Support: European laid paper with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertial) and chain lines spaced 24 mm. apart (horizontal) ; pot watermark in at least three designs, one with empty interior except for bisecting line, two handles, four feet, with lid and surmounted by stalk and crown, another carrying "M" with lid surmounted by stalk and crescent, and another carrying "P B" with lid surmounted by stalk and floral motif.
Decoration: Qur'ānic text overlined in red.
Script: Naskh ; clear Turkish hand ; mainly serifless with slight effect of tilt to the left, mainly open counters, curvilinear descenders, pointing in distinct dots, use of both freely ligatured with waw and lām occasionally assimilated, etc. ; chapter headings seriffed with rightward serif on alif and lām ; occasional vocalization added to Qur'ānic quotations by glossator ; glosses in several other hands.
Layout: Written in 13 lines per page.
Collation: i, 25 IV(200), IV + 1 (209) ; chiefly quaternions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during cataloguing.
Explicit: "اله الناس من شر الوسواس اي الموسوس الوسواس بفتح الواو و
Incipit: "قوله تعالى والسماء ذات البروج الى اخر السورة قال الشيخ ابو الحنيفي رحمة الله عليه اعلم ان في هذه السورة كلاما من خمسة اوجه احدها في فضائل قرأتها والثاني في عدد اياتها وكلماتها وحروفها والثالث نزولها والرابع في تفسيرها والخامس فيما يتصل بها
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Clear copy of an odd final volume of a commentary on the Qurʼān attributed to Abū Saʻīd al-Ḥunayfī (al-Ḥanīfī), beginning in Sūrat al-burūj (85) and continuing through Sūrat al-nās (114). Incomplete with final leaves missing (ends in verse four of the final sūrah).
Acquired by purchase along with Abdul Hamid Collection (funds donated by Horace Rackham).
Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 67. Commentary on Kuran." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "187" in Western numerals on recto of front flyleaf ; occasional glosses and marginal corrections.
- 880-01 Abū Saʻīd al-Ḥunayfī
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- 880-01 Abū Saʻīd al-Ḥunayfī. 880-02 [Tafsīr al-Qurʼān, 17th century]. [16--]. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005968619. (Accessed September 25, 2018.)
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