Format Books
Manuscripts/Mixed Material
Contributors Ṭanṭāwī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻĪsa
Dates 1852
Location Washington D.C.
Language Arabic
Subjects Calligraphy, Arabic
Manuscripts, Arabic
Materials and Instruments
Washington (D.C.)
Writing, Arabic
Nubdhah latifah fi ilm al
Other Title
نبذة لطيفة في علم الكتابة و الأحبار.
Risālah fī al-aḥbār
Contributor Names
Ṭanṭāwī, Muḥammad ibn ʻĪsá, -after 1851.
Created / Published
1 Rabīʻ al-Ākhir 1268 H [23 January 1852].
Subject Headings
-  Writing, Arabic
-  Calligraphy, Arabic
-  Writing--Materials and instruments
-  Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)
-  Ms.
-  Arabic.
-  Title from incipit.
-  Transcribed by the author on 1 Rabīʻ al-Ākhir 1268 H.
-  Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. DLC
-  [Egypt?]
-  Paper: yellowed cream, with watermarks, in good condition, though brown stains on last two leaves. Black ink with some rubricated words; catchwords on rectos.
-  Treatise on the types, manufacture, and use of pens, inks, and paper.
-  Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-609. DLC
-  Naskhī script; 19 lines in written area, 17 x 11 cm.
-  Text on fol. 1b -18a, followed by a note on fol. 18a-20b on the virtues of "Bismillāh al-Raḥmān al-Raḥīm" by Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī al-Būnī.
-  Binding: Modern cardboard with leather spine.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
-  Incipit: الحمد لله المنعم المفضال الكبير المتعال وصلاته وسلامه على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه خير آل. أما بعد فهذه نبذة لطيفة في علم الكتابة والأحبار وهى مرتبه على سبعة أبواب. الباب الأول في فضل علم الكتابة وانتخاب الأقلام واختيارها واختلاف بريها وغير ذلك . . . .
20 leaves (19 lines), bound : paper ; 22 x 16 cm.
Call Number
PJ6126 .T36 1852
Digital Id
amed0001 200149125
amed0001 200149125
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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