Hādhihi al-safīnah al-mubārakah : manuscript, 1821
Safīnah al-mubārakah
Ṭalāʼiʻ, Salmān., copyist.
Jewett, G. F., former owner.
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Houghton Library
1 v (190 leaves) ; 8 x 12 cm.

Arabic poetry -- 19th century ;  Islamic ethics ;  Islamic philosophy ;  Islam -- Doctrines

Title from colophon.

وجشمه اول درجة سليم الجسم هو أن الإنسان يستعمل جوارحه السبعة فيما خلقها الله له وهي اللسان والعين والأذن واليد والرجل... :Incipit

تمت هذه السفينة المباركة نهار الخميس المبارك في شهر صفر الذي هو من شهور سنة الف ومايتين وسبعة وثلثين... :Colophon

Author unidentified [the language has egyptian mistakes]. A small safīnah [oblong format], containing an ethical treatise, arranged according to the parts of the body, and what they are supposed to do and not to do.

First few pages illuminated with abstract designs. The following initial pages of the text written in different colors, changing from line to line.

Written in one column, 9 lines per pages, in black, red and green, framed within double red and green lines.

According to the colophon (f. 189v), copy completed in Ṣafar 1237 AH [November 1821 AD] in the hand of Salmān Ṭalāʼiʻ.

Bound in stamped leather with flap.

Cream laid paper. 8 x 11 cm. (9 x 5.8 cm.).

MS Arab 66. Houghton Library, Harvard University.

In Arabic.

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