A Collection of Turkish manuscripts, ca. 1600-1900

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Descriptive Summary

Title: A Collection of Turkish manuscripts
Date (inclusive): ca. 1600-1900
Collection number: 896
Extent: 204 boxes (102 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes.
Abstract: Collection consists of manuscripts of Turkish folk poetry. The entire collection is in Turkish.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

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Processing Note

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], A Collection of Turkish manuscripts (Collection 896). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Folk poetry, Turkish --Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

manuscripts --Turkey.


Container List

Box 1

Manuscript number: 1

Title (Romanized): Macmua-i latif

Title (English): Charming anthology

Alternative titles: ﻣﺠﻤﻮﻋῑ ﻟﻄﻴﻒ, Majmūah laṭīf


Date: [16--]?

Author: Corporate
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 251 leaves : paper ; 147 x 95 mm. bound to 148 x 98 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish and Persian
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown morocco, with marble paste-downs, green leather spine, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; chart on 250a.

Scope and Content

Collection of Persian and Turkish belles- lettres, mostly Sufi. Includes the works of Nev î (1533-1599), Şuhî (writing in 1580's), Jāmī (1414-1492), Sádī, ̒Abd Allāh Anṣārī (1006-1089), and others.
Box 1

Manuscript number: 2

Title (Romanized): Tezkeretü’ş-Şuarâ

Uniform title: Rιza Tezkiresi

Title (English): Remembrance of the poets

Alternative titles: ﺗﺬﻛﺮﺓ ﺍﻟﺸﻌﺮﺍﺀ, Tezkere-yi Rιza, Tadhkirat al- shúarā


Date: 1643 November

Author: Rιza Zehrimarzade Mehmed, d. 1671.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 41 leaves : paper ; 205 x 125 mm. bound to 207 x 127 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown paper over boards, with brown leather spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; chart on 250a.

Scope and Content

Lives and works of Ottoman poets including Ottoman Sultans from Mehmet II to Murad III. The original was written in 1640 (41a) and dedicated (1a) to Sultan Ibrahim (1640-1648).
Box 1

Manuscript number: 3

Title (Romanized): Tezkere

Uniform title: Tezkere-yi Riyazi

Title (English): Remembrance

Alternative titles: ﺓذکره، Tadhkirah


Date: 1636

Author: Riyâzî Mehmet, 1572-1644
Scribe: Abdullah Müderris
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 99 leaves : paper ; 198 x 136 mm. bound to 200 x 139 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Burgundy leather with marble paste-downs, blind-stamped, with leather fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; some marginalia.

Scope and Content

Lives and works of Ottoman poets, arranged alphabetically by poet's name. Composition date was 1607 (99a).
Box 1

Manuscript number: 4

Title (Romanized): Zahrat al-muta’ahhilīn

Title (English): The flower of married folks

Alternative titles: ﺯهﺮﺓ ﺍﻟﻤﺘﺄهﻠﻴﻦ


Date: 1624

Author: [Birgivî Mehmet Efendi, ca. 1522-1573]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 47 leaves : paper ; 210 x 156 mm. bound to 208 x 154 mm.
Language of Material: Arabic and Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19/13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh and Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown paper overboard with leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; some marginalia.

Scope and Content

Theology and jurisprudence. The manuscript contains two other titles, a collection of poems, and a work on the fundamentals and the secondary matters of religion.
Box 1

Manuscript number: 5

Title (Romanized): [Macmua-i şiir]

Title (English): [Collection of poetry]


Date: 1723

Author: Corporate
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 51 leaves : paper ; 210 x 156 mm. bound to 208 x 154 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Burgundy leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; leaves separated from the spine; stains and water damage; some marginalia.

Provenance

Several ownership stamps on front endpapers

Scope and Content

The manuscript contains a number of musical lyrics as well as verses by Fuzulî (1495?-1556), Emir Osman Efendi Haşimi (d. 1594), and perhaps others.
Box 1

Manuscript number: 6

Title (Romanized): el-Edvar fi ilmi’l-musiki

Title (English): Pieces on the science of music

Alternative titles: ﺍῑﺩﻭﺍر ﻓﻴ ﻋﻠﻢ ﺍﻟﻤﻮﺳﻴﻘﻴ, al- adwār fī ilm al-mūsīqī


Date: [18--]?

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 10 leaves : paper ; 220 x 160 mm. bound to 230 x 162 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Burgundy leather with gilt borders, faded.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; some charts and sketches of instruments; the script is something between Nastá lῑq and riqā.

Scope and Content

Short treatise on musical scales and instruments inspired by the classical Arabic treatise on music by al- Fārābī.
Box 1

Manuscript number: 7

Title (Romanized): Ahlāk-i alā’ī

Title (English): Glorious ethics

Alternative titles: ﺍﺧῑﻘ ﻋῑﺋﻰ, Akhlāq alā’ī


Date: Before 1658

Author: [Ali Çelebi, Kιnalιzade, 1510-1571]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 10 leaves : paper ; 223 x 124 mm. bound to 222 x 124 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown leather, gilt inlaid, with burgundy leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; enclosed in red borders.

Provenance

Ownership stamp of Ḥājī Aḥmad Khalīfah, dated 1658, on 1a.

Scope and Content

Belles-lettres on the rules for proper behavior by monarchs. Dedicated to Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent. The author has drawn inspirations from similar works by Tusi, Husayn Vaiz Kashifi, and Dawwani.
Box 1

Manuscript number: 8

Title (Romanized): Hulviyat

Title (English): Sweet things

Alternative titles: حﻠﻭیاﺓ Ḥulwīyat-i shāhī fī al-furū {in Kâtip Çelebi Kashf al- ẓunūn


Date: Before 1650

Author: Ebul Hasan [b.?] İsmail b. İsfendiyar b. Bayezid b. Şemseddin
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 198 leaves : paper ; 291 x 183 mm. bound to 292 x 205 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, inlaid, with leather stripe over spine; frayed and disintegrating.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; frayed around the edges.

Biography

The author of this book is better known to history as İsmail İsfendiyaroğlu, brother-in-law of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II who conquered Constantinople in 1453. İsmail wrote this book on religious precepts after the sultan removed him from the rule of the city of Sinop on the Black Sea coast.

Scope and Content

On religious practices and doctrine such as ablution, prayer, mosques, and religious holidays. Translated from various sources for the benefit of "those who do not know Arabic and Persian". Author's name contains two other words which, transliterated by Arabic standard, read "Yaman Jandār {which is Turkish "Çandar"}". The original dates to the early fifteenth-century (DP reference below). [See also number 115]
Box 2

Manuscript number: 9

Title (Romanized): Menakιp-i Emir Sultan

Title (English): The lives of Emir Sultan

Alternative titles: ﻣﻦاﻘﺐ ﺍﻣﻴﺮ ﺳﻠﻄاﻦ, Manāqib amīr śulṭān


Date: 1640

Scribe: Mehmet b. Abdi Bursavi
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 149 leaves : paper ; 269 x 174 mm. bound to 268 x 178 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown paper over boards, with leather stripe over spine; frayed and disintegrating.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; some water damage.

Scope and Content

Collection of biographical stories about an early fifteenth-century Sufi shaykh by the name of Emir Sultan Buhari (Sayyid Muḥammad al- Bukhārī). The author gives the date of 1562 for the composition (3b). The text is not the same as that of Senâyî's.
Box 2

Manuscript number: 10

Title (Romanized): Umdetü’l-Islam

Title (English): The pillar of Islam

Alternative titles: ﻋﻤﺩﺓ ﺍῑﺳﻠاﻢ, 'Imād al-Islām,' Umdat al-Islām


Date: 1621 September

Author: Aksarayî, Abdurrahman b. Yusuf
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 206 leaves : paper ; 281 x 189 mm. bound to 280 x 191 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap; frayed and almost separated.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; some water and termite damage; marginalia in black and red.

Scope and Content

Islam: Hanafi doctrine/popular belief. Translated into Turkish by the author from the Persian work of 'Abd al-'Azīz Fārsī (2a) covering topics such as faith, prayer, lawful and unlawful things, etc.
Box 3

Manuscript number: 11

Title (Romanized): Envarü’l-âşikîn

Uniform title: Envar ül-aşikin / Envar ül-âşikîn

Title (English): Light-rays of lovers

Alternative titles: ﺍﻦﻮﺍر ﺍﻟﻌاﺷﻘﻴﻦ, Anwār al-āśhiqīn


Date: 1795 July

Author: Ahmet Bican, 15th cent
Scribe: Şeyh Alī b. Ahmet
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 344 leaves : paper ; 268 x 182 mm. bound to 268 x 203 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 16 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, blind-stamped, with stripe over spine, and fore-edge flap; frayed and slashed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, all within red borders; some stains.

Biography

Author also known as "Bican, Yazιcιoğlu Aḥmet".

Scope and Content

Translation of an Arabic work by his brother (listed in Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-ẓunūn as Maghārib al-zamān li-ghurūb al-ashyā’ fī al-'ayn wa al-'iyān), completed during the reign of Mehmet II in February 1451 in the city of Gallipoli (343a). Islam: doctrine and belief regarding the world, God, prophets, angels, signs of judgment day, etc.
Box 3

Manuscript number: 12

Title (Romanized): [Müfredat-i İbn-i Beytar]

Title (English): [The inventory of Ibn al-Bayṭār]

Alternative titles: [Mufradāt Ibn al-Bayṭār]


Date: [16--]

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 306 leaves : paper ; 265 x 193 mm. bound to 265 x 195 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, torn, frayed, and slashed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, all within red borders; extensive marginalia in several hands in Ottoman Turkish and Greek; leaves missing from the beginning and the end.

Scope and Content

This is a Turkish translation of the Arabic pharmaceutical inventory of Ibn al-Bayṭār ('Abd Allāh ibn Aḥmad, d. 1248) entitled al- Jāmί li-mufradāt al-adwīyah wa-al-aghdīyah. The texts is dedicated to a certain Anatolian lord named Umur Bey.
Box 4

Manuscript number: 13

Title (Romanized): [Fütuh’üş-Şam ]

Title (English): [Conquests of Syria]

Alternative titles: ﺗﺮﺟﻤῑ ﻓﺘﻮح ﺍﻟﺸاﻢ, Tercüme-yi fütuh üş-Şam, Futūḥ al-shām


Date: [17--]?

Author: [Darîr, 14th cent.]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 237 leaves : paper ; 245 x 165 mm. bound to 2525 x 182 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black cloth and pink paper over boards quarter binding; fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, all within red borders; several pages torn (chewed) from the top edge; some stains; leaves from the beginning and the end of the manuscript are missing.

Scope and Content

This is an early Turkish translation of an Arabic original entitled Futūḥ al-Shām by Wāqidī (747 or 8- 823).
Box 4

Manuscript number: 14

Title (Romanized): Bağ-i bihişt

Title (English): Garden of paradise

Alternative titles: ﺐاﻍ ﺐهﺸﺘ, Bāgh-i bihisht


Date: 1659

Author: Hâc İlyas
Scribe: Seyyid Hasan
Origin: Ottoman Empire, Edirne
Physical Description: 248 leaves : paper ; 280 x 190 mm. bound to 285 x 190 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, inlaid, with purple canvass on spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and passages in red, the scribe's ending rhymes in red; first page enclosed in red borders; some water damage.

Scope and Content

Composition in verse on mysticism. The original was finished on Friday 12 February 1638 (247a).
Box 4

Manuscript number: 15

Title (Romanized): Teshil

Title (English): Facilitation

Alternative titles: ﺓﺳهیﻠ Ilyāsīyah fī al- ṭibb, Tashīl


Date: [16--]?

Author: [Hacι Paşa, d. 1423?]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 172 leaves : paper ; 294 x 190 mm. bound to 292 x 195 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, inlaid, with purple canvass on spine; fore-edge flap separated.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and passages in red; notes on leaves between titles; marginalia; final leaves stained.

Scope and Content

Medicine. The first author's full name is listed as: Haci Paşa Hιzιr b. Ali b. Hattap Aydιnī. There are 4 other works in the manuscript, all on medicine.
Box 5

Manuscript number: 16

Title (Romanized): Niyazü’l-müznibin

Title (English): Needment of the guilty

Alternative titles: ﻦﻴاﺯ ﺍﻟﻤﺬﻦﺐﻴﻦ, Niyāz al-mudhnibīn, Niyāz al-muznibīn


Date: 1733

Author: Şeyh Ali Ezeli
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 173 leaves : paper ; 310 x 200 mm. bound to 310 x 210 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, inlaid, with burgundy leather stripe on edges; fore-edge flap; termite damage.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and passages in red; in red borders; stained.

Scope and Content

Islam: work on religious requirements in rhyming Turkish couplets. Author had begun the work (9a) during the reign of Murad III (r. 1574- 1595).
Box 5

Manuscript number: 17

Title (Romanized): Cevahirü’l-ahbar

Title (English): Jewels of reports

Alternative titles: ﺟﻮﺍهﺮ ﺍῑﺧﺐار, Jawāhir al-akhbār


Date: 1526 December

Author: Kasim b. Şeyh İsa b. İdris b. Halil el-vefayi (?) el-Hanefi el-Antaki el-Şeybani
Scribe: Derviş Şir (?) Gâzi
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 252 leaves : paper ; 298 x 195 mm. bound to 310 x 210 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black buckram.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and passages in red; illustration on 227b; frayed around the edges; stained.

Scope and Content

On prayers as well as prophetic reports and stories. Written by several hands.
Box 6

Manuscript number: 18

Title (Romanized): Garib-nâme

Title (English): Book of strange [things]

Alternative titles: ﻍﺮﻴﺐ ﻦاﻣه, Gharīb’nāmah


Date: [14--]?

Author: Aşik Paşa-yi Velî, 1271-1332
Origin: Early Ottoman Empire?
Physical Description: 288 leaves : paper ; 243 x 159 mm. bound to 241 x 158 mm.
Language of Material: Early Anatolian Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown paper over boards with remnant of brown leather stripe over spine; front board missing.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, headings in Persian and in red ink; worn; beginning leaves missing; final leaves supplied later; leaf 1 is torn out; page numbers written in reverse.

Scope and Content

Long poem on Sufism in ten books. Preface in Persian, but including Hebrew verses in Arabic script. Composition of the original was in 1329 (288a).
Box 6

Manuscript number: 19

Title (Romanized): Hulviyat

Title (English): Sweet things

Alternative titles: حﻠﻭیاﺓ, Ḥulwīyat shāhī fī al-furū {in Kâtip Çelebi, "Kashf al- ẓunūn


Date: 1537 February

Author: Ebul Hasan b. İsmail b. İsfendiyar b. Bayezid b. Şemseddin
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 333 leaves : paper ; 255 x 178 mm. bound to 260 x 180 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faux blue Morocco with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; enclosed in red borders; very well preserved.

Biography

The author of this book is better known to history as İsmail İsfendiyaroğlu, brother-in-law of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II who conquered Constantinople in 1453. İsmail wrote this book on religious precepts after the sultan removed him from the rule of the city of Sinop on the Black Sea coast.

Scope and Content

On religious practices and doctrine. Same title as mss. 8 above.
Box 7

Manuscript number: 20

Title (Romanized): Garib-nâme

Title (English): Book of strange [things]

Alternative titles: ﻍﺮﻴﺐ ﻦاﻣه, Gharīb’nāmah


Date: 1457 December

Author: Aşik Paşa-yi Velî, 1271-1332
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 314 leaves : paper ; 244 x 164 mm. bound to 256 x 176 mm.
Language of Material: Early Anatolian Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, inlaid, with leather stripe on spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; text on some pages enclosed in red borders; last few leaves written in later.

Scope and Content

Long poem on Sufism in ten books. Preface in Persian, but including Hebrew verses in Arabic script. Composition of the original was in 1329.
Box 7

Manuscript number: 21

Title (Romanized): Cilti’l-evvel min tefsir-i Abi’l-leys

Title (English): Volume one of the exegesis of Abū al-Layth

Alternative titles: ﺟﻠﺩ ﺍῑﻭﻠ ﻣﻦ ﺗﻓﺳﻴﺮ ﺍﺐﻴ ﺍﻟﻴﺚ, Jild al-awwal min tafsīr-i Abū al-Layth


Date: [16--]?

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 351 leaves : paper ; 264 x 178 mm. bound to 256 x 176 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish and Arabic
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Burgundy leather, blind-stamped, with gilt edges and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and Koranic phrases in red, and title line of text in gold; some termite damage.

Biography

This translation is attributed variously to Mūsā bin Hacι Hüseyn İznikī, d. 1434; Ahmet Sâlih; Ibn' Arabshāh, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, 1392-1450; and Ahmed Dâi, fl. 1387-1421.

Scope and Content

Part of a Turkish translation of Abū al-Layth al- Ṣamarqandī's Koranic exegesis known as the Baḥr al- 'ulūm.
Box 8

Manuscript number: 22

Title (Romanized): Muhammediye

Title (English): [The book] of Muḥammad

Alternative titles: ﺍﻟﺮﺳاﻟﺘ ﺍﻟﻤحﻤﺩﻴﺘ, al-Risālah al- Muḥamadīyah


Date: 1592 May

Author: Yazιcιoğlu Mehmet, d. 1451
Scribe: İmamzade, Ya’kup b. İbrahim
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 282 leaves : paper ; 282 x 187 mm. bound to 282 x 195 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, inlaid, with fore-edge flap; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and passages in red, enclosed in red borders; some leaves separating.

Scope and Content

Islam: doctrine and belief regarding the world, God, prophets, angels, signs of judgment day, etc. A verse translation into Turkish of the author's Maghārib al-zamān, translated also by his brother into Turkish prose (Envar ül-âşikîn. See mss. 11 above). The verse translation was completed in August 1449 (276b).
Box 8

Manuscript number: 23

Title (Romanized): Tevârih-i Âl-i Osman

Uniform title: Tarih-i Nişancι Mehmet Paşa

Title (English): The histories of the Ottoman house

Alternative titles: ﺗﻮﺍرﻴﺧ ﺁﻠ ﻋﺚﻤاﻦ, Tawārīkh āl-ί Uthmān, Tavārīkh āl-#x03AF; Usmān


Date: Before 1669

Author: Mehmet Paşa, Nişancι, 16th cent.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 247 leaves : paper ; 254 x 150 mm. bound to 253 x 147 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, gilt-inlaid, with gilt-inlaid fore-edge flap; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b and 2a gilt-borders.

Provenance

Süleyman Bey, commander of the Circassians (his name included in the title and his ownership stamp on 1a).

Scope and Content

A chronological history of the Ottoman dynasty up to the enthronement of Murad III.
Box 9

Manuscript number: 24

Title (Romanized): Umdetü’l-Islam

Title (English): The pillar of Islam

Alternative titles: ﻋﻤﺩﺓ ﺍῑﺳﻠاﻢ, ?Imād al-Islām, 'Umdat al-Islām


Date: 1502 February

Author: Aksarayî, Abdurrahman b. Yusuf
Scribe: Ca’fer b. Osman b. Menteşe
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 214 leaves : paper ; 272 x 188 mm. bound to 270 x 190 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, gilt-inlaid, with leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and passages in red, some marginalia.

Scope and Content

Islam: Hanafi doctrine/popular belief. Translated into Turkish by the author from the Persian work of 'Abd al-'Azīz Fārsī (2a) covering topics such as faith, prayer, lawful and unlawful things, etc. Same as mss. 10 above and 36, 43, 56, and 67 below.
Box 9

Manuscript number: 25

Title (Romanized): [Şerh-i Beharistan-i Câmi]

Title (English): [Commentary on the Bahāristān of Jāmī]


Date: 1593 April

Author: Şem’î Şemullah Perzerini, d. 1591
Scribe: Ebnu’l-Şeyh Keyvan
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 110 leaves : paper ; 278 x 188 mm. bound to 274 x 187 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Dīwānī.

Binding: Marble paper over boards.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, underlining and punctuations in red; some marginalia.

Biography

Form of author's name from Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. II: 394. The death-date is wrong.

Scope and Content

A Turkish commentary on the work of the fifteenth century Persian Sufi poet Jāmī (1414-1492). The text was composed sometime during the reign of Murad III (r. 1574-95).
Box 9

Manuscript number: 26

Title (Romanized): Tercüman-i Kur’an

Title (English): Translation of the Koran

Alternative titles: ﺗﺮﺟﻤاﻦ ﻘﺮﺍﻦ , Tercüme-yi tefsir-i Abi’l-leys, Tarjumat Qur’ān


Date: 1815

Author: Ahmet Sâlih
Scribe: Alefdarzade, Seyyid Hâfιz Ömer b. Veli
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 578 leaves : paper ; 225 x 152 mm. bound to 225 x 157 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, blind stamped, with yellow paste-downs, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

A translation of the Koran. However, a note on the front endpaper, and Dānish’pazhūh identify the text as the translation of the exegesis of Abū al-Layth al-Ṣamarqandī (see mss. 21 above). The original was composed in 1689.
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Manuscript number: 27

Title (Romanized): Müfredat-i İbn-i Beytar

Title (English): The inventory of Ibn al-Bayṭār

Alternative titles: ﻛﺘاﺐ ﻣﻓﺮﺩﺍﺓ ﺍﺐﻦ ﺐﻴﻄار, Kitap-i Müfredat-i İbn-i Beytar, Mufradāt Ibn al-Bayṭār


Date: 1846

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 143 leaves : paper ; 276 x 194 mm. bound to 280 x 194 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Green cloth over boards, with fore-edge flap; tearing.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; bottom edge title; termite damage; leaves separating.

Scope and Content

This is a Turkish translation of the pharmaceutical inventory of Ibn al-Bayṭār ('Abd Allāh ibn Aḥmad, d. 1248) entitled al- Jāmi li-mufradāt al-adwīyah wa-al-aghdīyah. The texts is dedicated to a certain Anatolian lord named Umur Bey.
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Manuscript number: 28

Title (Romanized): Feraidü’l-fevaid fi beyani’l-akaid

Uniform title: Aminet serhi : feraid ül-fevaid fi beyan ul-akaid

Title (English): Unique things of benefits in the explanation of opinions

Alternative titles: ﻓﺮﺍﺋﺩ ﺍﻟﻓﻮﺍﺋﺩ ﻓﻴ ﺐﻴاﻦ ﺍﻟﻌﻘاﺋﺩ, Feraid ü-fevaid fi beyan il-akaid, Farā’id al-fawā’id fī bayān al- āqā’id


Date: 1824

Author: Ahmet bin Mehmet Emin
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 143 leaves : paper ; 265 x 174 mm. bound to 265 x 180 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, inlaid, gilt borders, and with fore-edge flap; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, enclosed in red borders; bottom edge title; termite damage.

Biography

He is also listed as Kadιzāde, Ahmed ibn Muhammed Emin Efendi, 1720-1782 (Hollis).

Scope and Content

A compilation and translation into Turkish on matters of belief in God, angels, scriptures, prophets, judgment day, and destiny. A number of Arabic books with that title (but apparently not the present text) in Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-ẓunūn.
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Manuscript number: 29

Title (Romanized): Takvim

Uniform title: Takvim üt-tevarih li-Kâtib Çelebi

Title (English): Calendar

Alternative titles: Taqwīm، ﺓﻘﻭیﻢ


Date: 1748

Author: [Kâtip Çelebi, 1609-1657]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 45 leaves : paper ; 285 x 182 mm. bound to 284 x 182 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Burgundy leather, blind stamped, frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, enclosed in red borders; charts; bottom edge title; termite damage; marginalia and notes.

Scope and Content

This is Kâtib Çelebi's manual for collating dates according to a variety of calendars. Manuscript incomplete with many charts unfilled.
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Manuscript number: 30

Title (Romanized): Dürretü’t-taç

Uniform title: Dürret üt-taç

Title (English): Pearl of the crown

Alternative titles: ﺩرﺓ ﺍﻟﺘاﺟ, Dürret üt- taç fi sahib-ül miraç, Durrat al-tāj


Date: 1748

Author: Veysî, 1561-1628
Scribe: Mehmet Ali
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 156 leaves : paper ; 296 x 176 mm. bound to 298 x 187 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 27 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, blind stamped, gilt borders, fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; enclosed in gold borders; 1b illustrated.

Scope and Content

The second part of Veysî's biography of the prophet Muhammad. The manuscript also contains the continuation of this text by Yusuf Nâbi.
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Manuscript number: 31

Title (Romanized): Tarik-i bzdh(?) fi ilmi’r-remil

Title (English): The bzdh(?) path of geomancy

Alternative titles: ﻃﺮﻴﻘ ﺐﺯﺩح ﻓﻴ ﻋﻠﻢ ﺍﻟﺮﻣﻠ, Ṭarīq bzdḥ(?) fī ?ilm al-raml


Date: 1760

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 115 leaves : paper ; 304 x 180 mm. bound to 303 x 184 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 26 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, inlaid, with fore-edge flap; faded and tearing.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red and faded green; enclosed in black borders.

Scope and Content

This is anthology of works on geomancy. The manuscript contains four other titles.
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Manuscript number: 32

Title (Romanized): Cevahirü’l-ahbar

Title (English): Jewels of reports

Alternative titles: ﺟﻮﺍهﺮ ﺍῑﺧﺐار, Jawāhir al-akhbār


Date: [16--]?

Author: Kasim b. Şeyh İsa Antaki, d. 1437
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 318 leaves : paper ; 286 x 202 mm. bound to 283 x 190 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, faded and frayed; termite damage.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and underlining in; various smaller leaves laid in.

Biography

The full name of the author is Kasim b. Şeyh İsa b. İdris b. Halil el-vefa'i (?) el-Hanefi el-Antaki el-Şeybani, d. 1437. Death date of author from DP, without reference.

Scope and Content

On prayers as well as prophetic reports and stories, gathered from a number of authorities such as Envar ül-âşikîn and tefsir-i Abi’l-leys.
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Manuscript number: 33

Title (Romanized): Gülzâr-i ma’nevi

Uniform title: Gülzâr-i ma’nevi

Title (English): The spiritual rose-field

Alternative titles: ῑﻠﺯﺍر ﻣﻌﻦﻮﻰ, Gulzār-i mánavī


Date: 1642 October

Author: İbrahim Tennûri d. 1482
Scribe: Mehmet b. Ahmet
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 128 leaves : paper ; 286 x 202 mm. bound to 283 x 190 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, blind-stamped, with marble paste-downs, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words verses in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

A mystical poem in Turkish on various scriptural passages. The original date of composition was 1453 (127a).
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Manuscript number: 34

Title (Romanized): Muhammediye

Uniform title: Muhammediye

Title (English): [The book] of Muḥammad

Alternative titles: ﺍﻟﺮﺳاﻟﺘ ﺍﻟﻤحﻤﺩﻴﺘ, al-Risālah al- Muḥamadīyah


Date: 1744

Author: Yazιcιoğlu Mehmet, d. 1451
Scribe: Abdullah b. Süleyman
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 266 leaves : paper ; 313 x 195 mm. bound to 313 x 200 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, inlaid, with gilt borders, and blue marble paste-downs; damaged.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words verses in red, enclosed in gilt and black borders; illumination on 1b.

Scope and Content

Islam: doctrine and belief regarding the world, God, prophets, angels, signs of judgment day, etc. A verse translation into Turkish of the author's Maghārib al-zamān, translated also by his brother into Turkish prose (Envar ül-âşikîn. See mss. 11 above). The verse translation was completed in August 1449 (263a).
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Manuscript number: 35

Title (Romanized): Fütûhu’l-mücahidin li-tervih-i kulûbi’l- müşâhidiin

Uniform title: Nefehâtü’l-üns min hadarâti’l-kuds

Title (English): The conquests of the holy warriors for the encouragement of the hearts of witnesses

Alternative titles: ﻓﺘﻮح ﺍﻠﻤﺠاهﺩﻴﻦ ﻟﺘﺮﻮﻴح ﻘﻠﻮﺐ ﺍﻟﻤﺸاهﺩﻴﻦ, Futūḥ al- mujāhidīn li tarwīḥ qulūb al-mushāhidīn


Date: 1575

Author: Lâmiî Çelebi, 1472-1532
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 27 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, inlaid, with fore-edge flap; damaged.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, occasional words in red; marginalia; water damage.

Scope and Content

This is the Turkish translation of Jami's (1414-1492) biography of Sufis entitled Nafaḥāt al-uns min haḍarāt al-quds. The Turkish translation was undertaken in 1521 in commemoration of a victory of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent in Hungary.
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Manuscript number: 36

Title (Romanized): Umdetü’l-Islam

Title (English): The pillar of Islam

Alternative titles: ﻋﻤﺩﺓ ﺍῑﺳﻠاﻢ, 'Imād al-Islām, 'Umdat al-Islām


Date: 1602 December

Author: Aksarayî, Abdurrahman b. Yusuf
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 260 leaves : paper ; 300 x 195 mm. bound to 300 x 196 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, with fore-edge flap; damaged.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; considerable water damage; at least one leaf missing from the beginning and first leaf damaged.

Scope and Content

Islam: Hanafi doctrine/popular belief. Translated into Turkish by the author from the Persian work of 'Abd al-'Azīz Fārsī (2a) covering topics such as faith, prayer, lawful and unlawful things, etc.
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Manuscript number: 37

Title (Romanized): Meşa’irü’ş-şu’ara [hulâsasι]

Title (English): [The abridgement] of the stations of the poets

Alternative titles: Mashā’ir al-shúarā


Date: [19--]

Author: Olgun, Tahir, 1877-1951
Scribe: İbrahim Hâfιz
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 58 leaves : paper ; 330 x 240 mm. bound to 333 x 248 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 36 lines of text per page.

Script: Riqā.

Binding: Brown leather with marble paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, number given to each author in red pencil; incomplete table of contents and supplied title on front end-papers.

Scope and Content

This is an abridgement of the sixteenth- century biography of Ottoman poets written by Âşιk Çelebi, 1520- 1572.
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Manuscript number: 38

Title (Romanized): Takvim

Uniform title: Takvim üt-tevarih li-Kâtib Çelebi

Title (English): Calendar

Alternative titles: Taqwīm، ﺓﻘﻭیﻢ


Date: Before 1812

Author: Kâtip Çelebi, 1609-1657
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 84 leaves : paper ; 289 x 190 mm. bound to 289 x 191 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 17/28 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown paper over boards with leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, enclosed in red and blue borders; charts and tables; illumination on 1b; water damage.

Scope and Content

This is Kâtib Çelebi's manual for collating dates according to a variety of calendars. Manuscript incomplete with many charts unfilled.
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Manuscript number: 39

Title (Romanized): Risale-i nuriye

Title (English): The luminosity treatise

Alternative titles: رﺳاﻟῑ ﻦﻮرﻴه, Risālah-i nūrīyah


Date: [19--]

Author: Mehmed Tahir, 1861-1926
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 15 leaves : paper ; 340 x 233 mm. bound to 343 x 241 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 29 lines of text per page.

Script: Riqā.

Binding: Red and green marble paper.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink; leaf one damaged.

Scope and Content

Sufism: short treatise on the soul and gnosis.
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Manuscript number: 40

Title (Romanized): Vak’a-i Zağra

Uniform title: Tarihçe-i vak'a-i Zagra

Title (English): The battle of Zagra

Alternative titles: ﻭﻘﻌῑ ﺯﻍﺮه, Vaqah-i Zaghrah, Waqah Zaghrah


Date: [188-]

Author: Râci, Hüseyin
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 44 leaves : paper ; 282 x 213 mm. bound to 291 x 216 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Riqā.

Binding: Red paper over borads.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, some headings in gold; leaf one damaged.

Scope and Content

A brief history in Ottoman Turkish of the battle of Zagra during the Russo-Turkish wars by an author who was the native of the town. A shorter title follows this.
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Manuscript number: 41

Title (Romanized): Âdap-i menazil

Title (English): Manners of the household

Alternative titles: ﺁﺩﺍﺐ ﻣﻦاﺯﻠ, Ādāb-i manāzil


Date: [16--]?

Author: [Abdüllatif Karamanî, 16th Cent.]
Scribe: Abdüllatif Durmuş & İbn Selim Fakîh
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 44 leaves : paper ; 251 x 155 mm. bound to 251 x 162 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Black leather, inlaid, gilt borders, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, some headings in gold; leaf one damaged.

Biography

Identity of the author derived from the Türkiye Diyanet Vakfι Islâm ansiklopedisi.

Scope and Content

The author writes that he compiled a number of authorities and translated them into Turkish for the religious guidance of a number of ladies who used to refer to him. It covers issues such as the legal rights of wives, the life-story of the daughter of the prophet, rights of parents over children, rights of women over men, and that of men over women, etc.
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Manuscript number: 42

Title (Romanized): Nakd-i hâtιr

Title (English): Money for the memory

Alternative titles: ﻦﻘﺩ ﺧاﻃﺮ, Naqd-i khāṭir, Naqd al-khāṭir, Naqd al-khawāṭir


Date: 1809

Author: Şemseddin Sivasî, 1520?-1597?
Scribe: Ömer b. Hâc Osman
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 205 leaves : paper ; 237 x 162 mm. bound to 237 x 168 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Burgundy leather, blind-stamped, with yellow paste-downs, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated; leaf one damaged.

Scope and Content

A Turkish commentary on the Koranic chapter 18 (the cave), but also containing many stories about Moses, originally begun 1594 under the Ottoman Sultan Murad III but then dedicated (4b) to Mehmet III (1595-1603) after the former's death.
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Manuscript number: 43

Title (Romanized): Umdetü’l-Islam

Title (English): [The pillar of Islam]

Alternative titles: ﻋﻤﺩﺓ ﺍῑﺳﻠاﻢ, 'Imād al-Islām, 'Umdat al-Islām


Date: No date

Author: [Aksarayî, Abdurrahman b. Yusuf]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 99 leaves : paper ; 293 x 198 mm. bound to 287 x 209 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Yellow paper.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, water damage; leaves from the beginning missing, leaves at the end badly damaged.

Scope and Content

Islam: Hanafi doctrine/popular belief. Translated into Turkish by the author from the Persian work of 'Abd al-'Azīz Fārsī (2a) covering topics such as faith, prayer, lawful and unlawful things, etc.
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Manuscript number: 44

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Vefayatü'l-âyan

Uniform title: Tercüme-yi Vefayat ül-âyan li-bin Khallikān

Title (English): The translation of the Obituaries of notables

Alternative titles: ﻭﻓﻴاﺓ ﺍῑﻋﻴاﻦ, Wafayāt al-áyān.


Date: 1715

Author: Rodosîzade Mehmet bin Mehmet, d. 1701
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 209 leaves : paper ; 310 x 169 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 29 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: missing.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated; water damage; leaves are badly damaged; text on 1b and 2a barely legible; final leaf separated.

Scope and Content

This is a Turkish translation of Ibn Khallikān's (1211-1282) biography of Muslim notables. The translation was undertaken in 1676 and was dedicated to a vizier named Mustafa Paşa which must be Merzifonlu Kara Mustafa Paşa who served as vizier from 167683. Manuscript in several hands.
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Manuscript number: 45

Title (Romanized): Acayιp-i mahlûkat

Title (English): Wonders of creation

Alternative titles: ﻋﺠاﻴﺐ ﻣﺧﻠﻮﻘاﺓ, Acayιp-i mahlûkat ve garayιp-i mevcudat, 'Ajāyib-i makhlūqāt,' Ajā’ib makhlūqāt


Date: [17--]?

Author: Hisamuddin
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 102 leaves : paper ; 307 x 174 mm. bound to 303 x 187 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, blind-stamped, gilt edges; another front board supplied later; very badly damaged.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink; illustrations; leaves torn and damaged.

Scope and Content

A composition about the strange things in the universe dedicated to Sultan Osman II (1618-1622) son of Sultan Ahmet I (1603- 1617).
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Manuscript number: 46

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Tuhfetu’l-ahbap fi’s-sülûk ila tarik

Title (English): [The translation of] the Gift of the lovers who have set out upon the path

Alternative titles: ﺗﺮﺟﻤῑ] ﺗحﻓﺘ ﺍῑحﺐاﺐ ﻓﻴ ﺍﻟﺳﻠﻮک ﺍﻟﻰ ﻃﺮﻴﻘ], Tuḥfat al-aḥbāb fī al-sulūk ilá ṭarīq


Date: 1884 March

Author: Eyyubî, 16th cent.
Scribe: Seyyid Mustafa Kâmil
Origin: Syria, Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 92 leaves : paper ; 274 x 179 mm. bound to 274 x 183 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Pink marble over boards with fore-edge flap and red leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, occasional phrases in red, enclosed in black borders; some pages stuck together.

Biography

Author identified as Eyyub b. Halil in Türkiye Diyanet Vakfι Islâm ansiklopedisi, and as Hâc Abdullah Eyyubî in the manuscript.

Scope and Content

Sufism. The first title is a translation into Turkish of an Arabic original called Tuḥfat al-aḥbāb fī al-sulūk ilá ṭarīq written by an author named Shaykh Aḥmad Ṭarabizūnī (Trabzoni). This book was itself an exposition on another book called Silsilat al-dhahab written by Shaykh Muḥammad Murād al-Bukhārī.
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Manuscript number: 47

Title (Romanized): Sübhat’ul-ahbar

Title (English): Glory of reports

Alternative titles: Subḥat al-akhbār


Date: [16--]?

Author: Yusuf b. Abdüllatif
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 50 leaves : paper ; 292 x 203 mm. bound to 288 x 202 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Green paper over boards with brown leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and numbers in red, illustrations on 1b-34a.

Scope and Content

Ottoman history. The main title is a Turkish translation of a Persian original. This is a genealogy of kings and prophets including the Ottoman House. The text is dedicated to Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent (r. 1520- 1566). However, the list of Ottoman sultans is written up to the enthronement of Selim II in 1566 and is abruptly ended. This title spans leaves 36b-50b but is incomplete and only contains one leaf from the family tree of the Mamluk sultanate of Egypt and the leaves covering the Ottoman House up to Selim II. The second title is a chart of genealogy of kings and prophets extracted from the history of Nişancι (see mss. 48 below). It culminates in the name of Murad IV (r. 1623 to 1640 ). However, a second hand has added in the margin a list of the noteworthy events of his reign. Then, on the following list, later and less elaborate illustrations of various sultans has been added to continue the chronology up to the reign of Sultan Mahmud II (180839) ).
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Manuscript number: 48

Title (Romanized): Mine’t-tevarih-i Nişancι

Title (English): From Nişancι's histories

Alternative titles: ﻣﻦ ﺍﻟﺘﻮﺍرﻴﺧ ﻦﺸاﻦﺠﻰ, Min al-tawārīkh Nishānjī


Date: 1754 April

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 16 leaves : paper ; 280 x 204 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 5 lines of illustrations per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded marble paper on boards.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, names in red circles.

Scope and Content

A note on 1b writes that the charts were copied from the histories of Nişancι Mehmed Paşa (16th century). The most elaborate of all illustrations is for Süleyman the Magnificent (r. 1520-1566). However, the last illustration is for the name of Murad IV (r. 1623 to 1640 ). The text is incomplete and is missing several leaves from the beginning.
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Manuscript number: 49

Title (Romanized): Tefsir-i Hüseyn Vaiz Tercümesi

Title (English): Translation of the exegesis of Ḥusayn Vā’iẓ

Alternative titles: ﺗﻓﺳﻴﺮ حﺳﻴﻦ ﻭﺍﻋﻆ ﺗﺮﺟﻤهﺳﻰ


Date: [16--]

Author: [Mehmet b. İdrîs Bitlîsî d. 1574]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 279 leaves : paper ; 316 x 215 mm. bound to 327 x 226 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 27 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown faux Morocco.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated; some water damage.

Biography

Identity of the author derived from Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al- ẓunūn. He seems to be the son of the famous historian of the Ottoman empire who died in 1520.

Scope and Content

This is the Turkish translation of a Persian-language exegesis of the Koran by Ḥusayn Vāiẓ Kāshifī (d. 1504 or 5) entitled Mavāhib-i alīyah. The present manuscript seems to be the second of two volumes and contains the last few verses of Chapter 18 of the Koran (Mary) to the end.
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Manuscript number: 50

Title (Romanized): Ciltu’s-salis min siyeri’n-nebi

Title (English): Volume three of the life of the prophet

Alternative titles: ﺟﻠﺩ ﺍﻟﺚاﻟﺚ ﻣﻦ ﺳﻴﺮ ﺍﻟﻦﺐﻰ, Jild [sic] al- thālith min siyar al-nabīy


Date: 1569 March

Scribe: Mehmet b. Bakkal Hacι Ahmet Ak-Kirmanî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 176 leaves : paper ; 255 x 157 mm. bound to 253 x 157 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Orange Morocco with black leather around the edges; fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red.

Scope and Content

This is a Turkish translation of Ibn Isḥāq's biography of the prophet Muḥammad generally known as Sīrat al-Nabī or al-Sīrah al- Nabawīyah.
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Manuscript number: 51

Title (Romanized): [Meşáirü’ş-şúara]

Uniform title: Meşāir üş-şúarā, or, Teẕkere of Āşιḳ Çelebi

Title (English): [Stations of the poets]

Alternative titles: ﻣﺸاﻋﺮ ﺍﻟﺸﻌﺮﺍ, Mashā’ir al-shúarā


Date: 1578 January

Author: [Âşιk Çelebi 1520-1572]
Scribe: Rιzvan b. Mehmet
Origin: Niğebolu, Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 249 leaves : paper ; 250 x 157 mm. bound to 237 x 157 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faux blue Morocco supplied later.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, enclosed in red borders, poets names in margins in red circles; several leaves separated.

Scope and Content

Āşιk Çelebi's comprehensive biography of Ottoman poets.
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Manuscript number: 52

Title (Romanized): Riyazü’r-rahme

Title (English): Gardens of forgiveness

Alternative titles: رﻴاﻀ ﺍﻟﺮحﻤه, Riyāḍ al-raḥmah


Date: 1638 February

Author: Hüseyin Âlî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 71 leaves : paper ; 285 x 154 mm. bound to 284 x 155 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Purple paper over boards with burgundy leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; water damage; stains; extensive editing; marginalia.

Scope and Content

A composition in Turkish on fasting, pilgrimage, etc. The author says that he drew his information from a book called Rawḍat al-wāiẓīn, presumably the work of Shiite biography by Fattāl.
Box 18

Manuscript number: 53

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i mukaddeme-i Ibn Haldun]

Uniform title: Tercüme-yi Mukaddeme-yi Ibn Haldun

Title (English): [The translation of Ibn Khaldūn's Muqaddimah]

Alternative titles: [Tarjumah-i Muqaddimah-i Ibn Khaldūn], [Tarjumat al-Muqaddimah Ibn Khaldūn]


Date: [17--]

Author: Pirizade Mehmet Sahip, 1674-1749?
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 639 leaves : paper ; 242 x 173 mm. bound to 241 x 174 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 27 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Green leather with brown leather stripe around the edges; fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, few marked words and underlining in red; enclosed in red borders; table of contents on ff. 1b-10a.

Scope and Content

This is a translation of the preface to Ibn Khaldūn's history, completed by Pirizade in 1730 (15b) and dedicated to Sultan Mahmud I (r. 1730-1754).
Box 18

Manuscript number: 54

Title (Romanized): Tezkeretü’l-evliya

Uniform title: Tezkiretü'l-evliyâ

Title (English): Remembrance of [Sufi] masters

Alternative titles: ﺗﺬﻛﺮﺓ ﺍῑﻭﻟﻴا, Tadhkirat al-awlyā’


Date: 1430 June

Origin: Early Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 267 leaves : paper ; 270 x 195 mm. bound to 270 x 200 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown paper over boards with brown leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; spine cracking in the middle.

Biography

The author of this translation is other than Sinan Paşa (1440-1486), whose Turkish translation is more well-known and is noticed in Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al- ẓunūn.

Scope and Content

This is a very early Ottoman translation of the biography of Sufi masters by Farīd al-Dīn Aṭṭār completed, or copied, during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Murat II. A number of short treatises are appended to 1a-16b.
Box 18

Manuscript number: 55

Title (Romanized): Hadikatü’s-süedâ

Uniform title: Hadikatü's-sü'eda

Title (English): Garden of the blessed folks

Alternative titles: حﺩﻴﻘﺘ ﺍﻟﺳﻌﺩﺍ, Ḥadīqat al-súadā


Date: 1678

Author: Fuzulî, 1495?-1556
Scribe: Ya’kup b. Yakin Sa’dlu
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 191 leaves : paper ; 284 x 186 mm. bound to 282 x 189 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap; damaged.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and underlining in red; water damage.

Scope and Content

Fuzulî’s account of the martyrdom of the third Shiite imam Ḥusayn ibn Alī. The text is mainly a translation of the Persian-language Rawẕat al-shuhadā' by the Timurid author Ḥusayn Vǟiẓ Kāshifī (d. 1504 or 5.)
Box 19

Manuscript number: 56

Title (Romanized): Umdetü’l-Islam

Title (English): The pillar of Islam

Alternative titles: ﻋﻤﺩﺓ ﺍῑﺳﻠاﻢ, Imād al-Islām, Umdat al-Islām


Date: 1660 June

Author: Aksarayî, Abdurrahman b. Yusuf
Scribe: Musalla b. Musa
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 165 leaves : paper ; 292 x 190 mm. bound to 292 x 200 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 20 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, torn and frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and underlining in red, enclosed in red borders; 1a illuminated; water damage.

Scope and Content

Islam: Hanafi doctrine/popular belief. Translated into Turkish by the author from the Persian work of 'Abd al-'Azīz Fārsī (2a) covering topics such as faith, prayer, lawful and unlawful things, etc.
Box 19

Manuscript number: 57

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i Tarih-i Tabari]

Title (English): [Translation of Ṭabarī's history]

Alternative titles: ﻘﺻﺻ ﺗﻮﺍرﻴﺧ ﻃﺐﺮﻰ, Kisas-i tevârih-i Tabari


Date: [15--]?

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 234 leaves : paper ; 273 x 175 mm. bound to 278 x 192 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Red cloth over boards with black leather stripe over spine; separated from the manuscript.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and underlining in red; leaves missing from the beginning.

Scope and Content

This is a translation of the history of Ṭabarī into Ottoman Turkish. The author seems to have used the older Persian translation of Ṭabarī's Arabic original.
Box 20

Manuscript number: 58

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i Tarih-i Tabari]

Title (English): [Translation of Ṭabarī's history]

Alternative titles: ﻘﺻﺻ ﺗﻮﺍرﻴﺧ ﻃﺐﺮﻰ, Kisas-i tevârih-i Tabari


Date: 1570 April

Scribe: … b. Ferhad Konavi
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 279 leaves : paper ; 283 x 195 mm. bound to 292 x 190 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap; torn, frayed, and water-damaged.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and underlining in red, enclosed in red borders; 1a illuminated; pages separated; water damage.

Scope and Content

This is a translation of the history of Ṭabarī into Ottoman Turkish. The author seems to have used the older Persian translation of Ṭabarī's Arabic original. The statements in Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-ẓunūn that the Turkish translation enjoyed popularity among "the common people of Rūm (Anatolia)" is confirmed by the home town of the Scribe--i.e. Konya in Central Anatolia.
Box 20

Manuscript number: 59

Title (Romanized): Tercüme-i Tefsir-i Tibyan

Uniform title: Tefsir-i Tibyan ve Tefsir-i Mevakip

Title (English): Translation of the exegesis of exposition

Alternative titles: ﺗﺮﺟﻤῑ ﺗﻓﺳﻴﺮ ﺗﺐﻴاﻦ


Date: [17--]?

Author: Debbağzade Mehmet Efendi, d. 1702
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 327 leaves : paper ; 317 x 200 mm. bound to 316 x 200 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 35 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Green cloth over boards with yellow paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and underlining in red, enclosed in red borders; 1a illuminated.

Scope and Content

Volume 1 of a Koranic exegesis dedicated to Minkarizade Yahya Efendi(1609-1678) and the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet IV (r. 164887). Several scribes.
Box 21

Manuscript number: 60

Title (Romanized): Maariçü’n-nübüvve

Uniform title: Maariç ün-nübüvve

Title (English): The ascensions of prophet-hood

Alternative titles: ﻣﻌارﺟ ﺍﻟﻦﺐﻮﺓ


Date: [15--]?

Author: Mustafa Çelebi Celâlzade, d. 1567 (?)
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 251 leaves : paper ; 296 x 186 mm. bound to 293 x 192 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black and yellow marble paper over boards with fore-edge flap and purple paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and underlining in red; 1a added later and illuminated.

Biography

The author calls himself Mustafa b. Celal and has dedicated the work to Süleyman the Magnificent in the city of Edirne in 1551 (2b).

Scope and Content

Stories of the life of the prophet Muḥammad, emphasizing his ascension to heaven. The text is based on Múin al-Din Farahī's Máārif al-nubuwwah fī madārij al-futuwwah. As Kâtip Çeleb has noted, the present title is different from a second (and later) Turkish translation of this text by Altιparmak Mehmet (d. 1623).
 

Manuscript number: 61

Title (Romanized): [İrşâdü’l-mürid ile’l-murad fi tercümet-i Mirsâdi’l-ibâd]

Title (English): [Guiding the seeker towards what is desired by translating The path of bondsmen]


Date: [15--]?

Author: [Karahisarli Kasim bin Mahmud; 15th cent.]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 191 leaves : paper ; 260 x 170 mm. bound to 260 x 175 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, torn, damaged, and separated.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; illuminated throughout; leaves missing.

Scope and Content

Ottoman Turkish translation of Najm al-Dīn Rāzī’s (d. 1256 or 7) Mirṣād al-ibād min al-mabdá ilá al- máād. Completed in 1419 during the reign of Murad II.
Box 22

Manuscript number: 62

Title (Romanized): Âdap-i menazil

Title (English): Manners of the household

Alternative titles: ﺁﺩﺍﺐ ﻣﻦاﺯﻠ


Date: 1730

Author: [Abdüllatif Karamanî, 16th Cent.]
Scribe: Ahmet b. Hüseyn b. Ali
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 222 leaves : paper ; 292 x 195 mm. bound to 292 x 204 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Burgundy leather, inlaid, with yellow paste-downs and flap; inscribed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; marginalia.

Biography

Identity of the author derived from the Türkiye Diyanet Vakfι Islâm ansiklopedisi.

Scope and Content

The author writes that he compiled a number of authorities and translated them into Turkish for the religious guidance of a number of ladies who used to refer to him. It covers issues such as the legal rights of wives, the life-story of the daughter of the prophet, rights of parents over children, rights of women over men, and that of men over women, etc.
Box 22

Manuscript number: 63

Title (Romanized): [Mevaiz]

Title (English): [Exhortations]


Date: Before 1779

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 204 leaves : paper ; 289 x 187 mm. bound to 287 x 272 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather with stripe over spine; water damage.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; leaves missing from the beginning; water-damaged and separated; illustration on 68a.

Provenance

In possession of Süleyman Efendi in 1779 (his note on front end- paper).

Scope and Content

Book on religious topics such as sinfulness, the need for promoting virtue and preventing vice, remorse, and the prayers of Moses. Interspersed with Koranic verses.
Box 23

Manuscript number: 64

Title (Romanized): Lehcetü’l-luğât

Uniform title: Lehcetü’l-luğât

Title (English): Dictionary of words

Alternative titles: ﻟهﺠﺘ ﺍﻟﻠﻍاﺓ


Date: [17--]

Author: Es’ad Efendi, Mehmed, 1685-1753
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 796 leaves : paper ; 310 x 175 mm. bound to 310 x 169 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Burgundy leather, inlaid, with green marble paste-downs, gilt edges and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and underlining in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

A Turkish-Arabic-Persian dictionary with pronunciation guides.
Box 24

Manuscript number: 65

Title (Romanized): Muhammediye

Uniform title: Muhammediye

Title (English): [The book] of Muhammad

Alternative titles: ﺍﻟﺮﺳاﻟﺘ ﺍﻟﻤحﻤﺩﻴﺘ


Date: [17--]?

Author: Yazιcιoğlu Mehmet, d. 1451
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 266 leaves : paper ; 285 x 180 mm. bound to 281 x 192 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with green cloth around the edges, water damage.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and underlining in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

Islam: doctrine and belief regarding the world, God, prophets, angels, signs of judgment day, etc. A verse translation into Turkish of the author's Maghārib al-zamān, translated also by his brother into Turkish prose (Envar ül-âşikîn. See mss. 11 above). The verse translation was completed in August 1449 (263a).
Box 24

Manuscript number: 66

Title (Romanized): [Şerh-i Muhammediye]

Uniform title: Ferahu’r-rûh: Muhammediye şerhi

Title (English): [The commentary upon the book of Muhammad]


Date: 1776

Author: İsmail Hakki, Bursalι, 1653-1724 or 5
Scribe: Abdullah b. Mehmet Şehri
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 706 leaves : paper ; 280 x 170 mm. bound to 280 x 172 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 33 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with gilt edges.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and underlining in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

This is a commentary on the fifteenth-century poem by Yazιcιoğlu Mehmet (d. 1451) called Muhammediye. The author was commissioned to clarify the archaic language of the text by a certain Ak Baba who used to read it in the Selimiye mosque in Istanbul (2a).
Box 25

Manuscript number: 67

Title (Romanized): Umdetü’l-Islam

Title (English): The pillar of Islam

Alternative titles: ﻋﻤﺩﺓ ﺍῑﺳﻠاﻢ, Imād al-Islām


Date: 1619 October

Author: Aksarayî, Abdurrahman b. Yusuf
Scribe: Abdizade, Şeyh Ahmet b. Hüseyn
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 233 leaves : paper ; 294 x 170 mm. bound to 290 x 175 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 29 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Faded green paper over boards with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and underlining in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

Islam: Hanafi doctrine/popular belief. Translated into Turkish by the author from the Persian work of 'Abd al-'Azīz Fārsī (2a) covering topics such as faith, prayer, lawful and unlawful things, etc. To this is added a brief epistel entitled er-Risâletü’l- mübeşşire li’t-tâifetü’l-mübteliyyis’- sabire.
Box 25

Manuscript number: 68

Title (Romanized): Gülşen-i tevhid

Title (English): The rose garden of unity

Alternative titles: ῑﻠﺸﻦ ﺗﻮحﻴﺩ


Date: [16--]?

Author: Halveti
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 339 leaves : paper ; 288 x 198 mm. bound to 288 x 192 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped; separated.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words and underlining in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

Sufism. A poem in rhyming couplets mystically expounding various prophetic hadiths. The original had been completed in 1507 (339b).
Box 26

Manuscript number: 69

Title (Romanized): Kenz

Title (English): Treasure

Alternative titles: کﻦﺯ


Date: [15--]?

Author: Imad
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 243 leaves : paper ; 262 x 172 mm. bound to 262 x 178 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, with fore-edge flap; faded

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in green, enclosed in red borders; first few leaves and perhaps final leaf missing.

Scope and Content

A poem in rhyming couplets on a wide range of issues relating to religious law (such as prayers, fasting, sickness, martyrdom, endowments, etc.). The original was composed in 1439 (243a).
Box 27

Manuscript number: 70

Title (Romanized): Garib-nâme

Title (English): Book of strange [things]

Alternative titles: ﻍﺮﻴﺐ ﻦاﻣه


Date: 1445 November

Author: Aşik Paşa-yi Velî, 1271-1332
Scribe: Hüseyn b. Hιzιr
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 384 leaves : paper ; 249 x 157 mm. bound to 251 x 160 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Paper on boards, with brown leather stripe over edges; faded and torn.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

Long poem on Sufism in ten books. Preface in Persian, but including Hebrew verses in Arabic script. Composition of the original was in 1329.
Box 27

Manuscript number: 71

Title (Romanized): Cilt-i salis-i [Tarih-i Raşit]

Uniform title: Tarih-i Raşit

Title (English): Volume three [of Raşit's history]

Alternative titles: [ﺟﻠﺩ ﺚاﻟﺚ [ﺗارﻴﺧ رﺍﺷﺩ ﺍﻓﻦﺩﻰ


Date: [17--]

Author: [Raşit Efendi, d. 1735]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 129 leaves : paper ; 271 x 172 mm. bound to 272 x 170 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 33 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Green leather with gilt borders and pink paste-downs; scratched.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

This is the third volume of Raşit Efendi's continuation of the history of Naima which is brought up to the reign of Sultan Mehmed IV (1648-1687). The manuscript leaves are numbered 500- 629.
Box 27

Manuscript number: 72

Title (Romanized): [Kaside]

Title (English): [Ode]

Alternative titles: Tahmis-i Kaside-i Bürde


Date: [18--]?

Author: Abdullah Salahattin Uşşakî, d. 1782
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 8 leaves : paper ; 262 x 179 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 37 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: None.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red.

Biography

Connecting the title and the author through Osmanlι Müellifleri, (1911) V. I: 104-107.

Scope and Content

A short poem on the praise of the prophet and his mysteries, being a translation of Burdah of al-Būṣīrī. Another work by the same title is the work of Süleyman Nahifi, d. 1738.
Box 27

Manuscript number: 73

Title (Romanized): [Akaid]

Title (English): [Tenets of faith]


Date: 1755

Scribe: Mustafa b. İbrahim
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 115 leaves : paper ; 271 x 172 mm. bound to 272 x 170 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, inlaid, with gilt edges, green paste-downs, and fore-edge flap..

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b, 37b, and 63b illuminated.

Scope and Content

First of three works on the tenets and doctrines of Islam, listing the implications of several hypothetical situations.
Box 28

Manuscript number: 74

Title (Romanized): Tenkih-i tevârîh-i mülûk

Title (English): A summary of the histories of kings

Alternative titles: ﺗﻦﻘﻴح ﺗﻮﺍرﻴﺧ ﻣﻠﻮک


Date: 1683 December

Author: Hüseyn Efendi, Hezarfen (d. 1691)
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 214 leaves : paper ; 235 x 130 mm. bound to 240 x 130 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq and Naskh.

Binding: Red cloth on boards with red leather stripe on spine, pink marble paste-downs, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated; marginalia; illustration on 211a.

Biography

The form of the author's name is derived from Türkiye Diyanet Vakfι Islâm ansiklopedisi.

Scope and Content

A universal history from the ancient kings of Rome and Persia to the Ottoman dynasty, completed in February of 1673, and dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet IV (r. 1648- 87).
Box 28

Manuscript number: 75

Title (Romanized): Ahmediye

Title (English): Book of Aḥmad

Alternative titles: Mürşidiye، ﻢرﺷﺩیه


Date: 1841

Author: Ahmed Mürşidî, 1688 or 9-1760
Scribe: Hüseyn b. Velî Kastamoni
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 320 leaves : paper ; 239 x 152 mm. bound to 238 x 160 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 16 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Purple marble paper on boards with brown leather stripe on spine, purple paste-downs, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

Poem in rhyming couplets on such topics as foresight, rights of wives, honor, daily bread, prayers, etc.
Box 28

Manuscript number: 76

Title (Romanized): Vilâyetnâme

Title (English): Book of mystical mastery

Alternative titles: ﻭῑﻴﺘ ﻦاﻣῑ حاﺟﻰ ﺐکﺘاﺷ, Vilâyetnâme-i Hacι Bektaş, Manakip


Date: 1853

Scribe: Mehmet … Cemal
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 182 leaves : paper ; 236 x 167 mm. bound to 236 x 172 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Riqā.

Binding: Green leather with gilt edges, orange paste-downs, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

A collection of biographies/hagiographies of the thirteenth century Anatolian Sufi master Hacι Bektaş Velî.
Box 28

Manuscript number: 77

Title (English): [Requirements and tenets]


Date: [17--]?

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 125 leaves : paper ; 243 x 174 mm. bound to 245 x 185 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Burgundy leather with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, enclosed in thin red borders.

Scope and Content

A treatise in verse and prose on tenets and requirements of Islam but with a tinge of Sufism. It includes several Koranic stories. 5 leaves from another manuscript, with a date of 1758, are glued to the back. These include an illustration of Mecca, pointing out certain areas with instruction on what to do at each spot.
Box 29

Manuscript number: 78

Title (Romanized): Tercüme-i Reşehat-i aynü’l-hayat

Uniform title: Reşehat-i ayn el-hayat

Title (English): The translation of Drops of the spring of life

Alternative titles: ﺗﺮﺟﻣῑ رﺷحاﺓ ﻋﻴﻦ ﺍﻟحﻴاﺓ, Rashaḥāt- ί ayn al-ḥayāt


Date: 1694

Author: Ma’ruf, Mehmet; d. 1593.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 374 leaves : paper ; 229 x 132 mm. bound to 228 x 140 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather with red leather stripe on spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

This a Turkish translation of the biography of Sufi masters originally composed in Persian by Ḥusayn Vāiẓ Kāshifī (d. 1504 or 5). The translation is dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan Murad III (r. 1574-95).
Box 29

Manuscript number: 79

Title (Romanized): [Şerh-i nutuk-i Hacι Bayram Velî ]

Title (English): [Commentary on the discourse of Hacι Bayram Velî]


Date: [18--]?

Author: İsmail Hakki, Bursalι, 1653-1724 or 5
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 58 leaves : paper ; 229 x 132 mm. bound to 228 x 140 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Marble paper on boards with brown leather stripe around edges; yellow paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

The first tile, composed (23b) in 1706, is a commentary by Hakki on a discourse by the early Anatolian mystic Hacι Bayram Velî. The manuscript contains four other works the last three of which are but a leaf or two long and consist of a list of dates, a genealogy of Hacι Bektaş Velî (another early mystic) and some poems by Niyazî (d. 1693 or 4). The second and much longer title is by Hakki (53a) and is his Turkish translation of the Arabic work of the Sufi thinker Ibn Arabī.
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Manuscript number: 80

Title (Romanized): Süleyman name…cilt-i salis

Title (English): Book of Solomon…volume three

Alternative titles: ﻛﺘاﺐ ﺳﻠﻴﻤاﻦ ﻦاﻣه ﻋﻠﻴه ﺍﻟﺳῑﻢ ﺟﻠﺩ ﺚاﻟﺚ


Date: Before 1640

Author: [Firdevsi-i Rumi b. 1453]?
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 300 leaves : paper ; 267 x 170 mm. bound to 262 x 175 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather; torn and frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; leaves missing from beginning and end.

Biography

This title, attributed to Firdevsi-i Rumi (b. 1453), is quoted in OM in verse, but the present manuscript has both verse and prose (see Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. II: 105).

Scope and Content

A portion of a fantastic tale of prophets and demons and heroes of all sorts. The story seems influenced by Tabari's history especially in the sections dealing with Biblical prophets and Sasanian kings. Present mss. Transcribed by several scribes. A work of the same title is attributed to Firdevsi-i Rumi (b. 1453), but that work is supposed to be in verse and the present manuscript is a prose tale (see Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. II: 105).
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Manuscript number: 81

Title (Romanized): [Şerh-i gazeliyat-i Urfi-i Şirazi]

Title (English): [Commentary on the poems of Urfī Shīrāzī]


Date: 1815 May

Author: Vehi, İbrahim b. Mehmet
Scribe: Mehmet b. Musa
Origin: Sivas, Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 178 leaves : paper ; 256 x 151 mm. bound to 263 x 158 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 31 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black Morocco with burgundy stripe over spine, and brown and blue marble paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, underlining in red; at least 1 leaf missing from the beginning.

Scope and Content

This a commentary on the poems of the sixteenth century poet Urfī Shīrāzī who wrote in Persian. The commentary was composed in 1665 (1a).
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Manuscript number: 82

Title (Romanized): [Mevahibü’l-hallak fi meratibi’l-ahlâk]?

Title (English): [Gifts of the creator regarding the degrees of morals]

Alternative titles: ﻣﻮﺍهﺐ ﺍﻟﺧῑﻘ ﻓﻰ ﻣﺮﺍﺗﺐ ﺍῑﺧῑﻘ


Date: [17--]?

Author: [Mustafa Çelebi Celâlzade, d. 1567]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 319 leaves : paper ; 245 x 117 mm. bound to 240 x 170 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 27 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown leather, inlaid, with leather stripe over spine; front board only

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, underlining in red; leaves missing from the end.

Biography

Identity of the author from Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al- ẓunūn.

Scope and Content

Treatise on good behavior composed, according to Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-ẓunūn, in 1556. The author begins by mentioning the goodly names of God (Tercüme-i esma-i hasna), and then proceeds to chapters on faith, morality, honesty, worship, humility, etc. It contains narrative illustrations from the lives of prophets (ex. Moses), Sufi masters (ex. Ibrāhīm Adham), and kings (ex. Anūshīrvān and Maḥmūd of Ghazna).
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Manuscript number: 83

Title (Romanized): Şer’atül-İslam

Title (English): The law of Islam

Alternative titles: ﺷﺮﻋﺘ ﺍῑﺳῑﻢ


Date: 1643

Author: Ece Uvasi (?), Mehmet b. İbrahim
Scribe: İsmail Hoceste
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 358 leaves : paper ; 239 x 154 mm. bound to 237 x 152 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, gilt inlaid, with red stripe over spine; damaged.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

Poem in verse on the basic concepts and requirements of Islam. It is based on a synonymous work by Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr Imam Zadah (1097 or 8-1177 or 8). The present title had been composed in 1506 and dedicated to the ottoman Sultan Bayezid II (r. 14811512).
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Manuscript number: 84

Title (Romanized): [Şerh-i Pend-i Attar]

Uniform title: Şerh-i Pend-i Attar liş-Şeyh Ismail Hakki

Title (English): [Commentary on the advice-book of Aṭṭār]


Date: 1799 June

Author: İsmail Hakki, Bursalι, 1653-1724 or 5
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 257 leaves : paper ; 234 x 163 mm. bound to 232 x 162 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 29 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Paper on boards with burgundy leather edges and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

This is a commentary on the long mystical poem in Persian attributed to Aṭṭār (d. circa 1230). The commentary had been composed on Friday 9 June 1724.
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Manuscript number: 85

Title (Romanized): [İnşa]

Title (English): [Letter writing]


Date: [18--]

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 191 leaves : paper ; 233 x 166 mm. bound to 230 x 168 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Burgundy leather with gilt edges, variegated marble paste-downs, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; marginalia.

Scope and Content

A collection of sample letters for official governmental business, including letters of famous personages such as Yusuf Nabi. The name of scribes at the end of the letters are from the original letters not the entirety of the present manuscript.
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Manuscript number: 86

Title (Romanized): Takvimü’t-tevarih

Uniform title: Takvim üt-tevarih li-Kâtib Çelebi

Title (English): Calendar of chronologies

Alternative titles: ﺗﻘﻮﻴﻢ ﺍﻟﺘﻮﺍرﻴﺧ


Date: 1882

Author: Kâtip Çelebi, 1609-1657
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 86 leaves : paper ; 226 x 167 mm. bound to 226 x 165 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 31 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Soft burgundy leather, blind-stamped.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, several charts, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

This is Kâtib Çelebi's manual for collating dates according to a variety of calendars. Manuscript incomplete with many charts unfilled. Same as mss. 29 and 38 above.
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Manuscript number: 87

Title (Romanized): Şevâhidü’n-nübüvve

Uniform title: Şevâhid-ün nübüvve tercümesi

Title (English): The witnesses of prophet-hood

Alternative titles: ﺷﻮﺍهﺩ ﺍﻟﻦﺐﻮﺓ


Date: 1603 September

Author: Lâmiî Çelebi, 1472-1532
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 361 leaves : paper ; 226 x 140 mm. bound to 226 x 141 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Burgundy leather, inlaid, with gilt edges, blue marble paste-downs, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red and blue, enclosed in gilt and blue borders; insect damage.

Scope and Content

A Turkish translation of a work on the prophet Muahmmad by Jami (1414-1492).
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Manuscript number: 88

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i-i ilm-i sarf nahiv belâğat mantιk adep]

Title (English): [The translation of the sciences of conjugation, syntax, eloquence, logic, and polite letters]


Date: 1847

Scribe: Mehmet Vehbî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 134 leaves : paper ; 277 x 152 mm. bound to 275 x 160 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Green and red lacquer with gilt decoration, dark blue paste-downs, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt; some insect damage; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

A treatise on the arts of rhetoric, languages, and logic dedicated to an Ottoman vizier who is simply styled Mehmet Paşa (2b).
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Manuscript number: 89

Title (Romanized): İzahü’l-meram fi ahadis-i seyyidi’l-enam

Title (English): Explaining what is intended in the reports of the lord of mankind

Alternative titles: ﺍﻴﻀاح ﺍﻟﻤﺮﺍﻢ ﻓﻰ ﺍحاﺩﻴﺚ ﺳﻴﺩ ﺍῑﻦاﻢ


Date: 1811

Author: Vücudzade Şeyh Mustafa
Scribe: Ahmet b. Ahmet
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 119 leaves : paper ; 262 x 161 mm. bound to 260 x 165 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Black leather, with gilt edges, fore-edge flap, and red leather stripe on spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt and blue borders; 1b and 4b illuminated.

Scope and Content

A list of forty hadiths with commentary in Turkish. The original was composed in February or March of 1689, during the reign of Sultan Süleyman II (168791), and was dedicated to the vezir Mustafa Pasa who was in office from May 30, 1688 to November 7, 1689.
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Manuscript number: 90

Title (Romanized): Hikmet-nâme

Title (English): Book of wisdom

Alternative titles: حکﻤﺘ ﻦاﻣه


Date: [15--]?

Author: Ibn Bālī, fl. 1475
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 80 leaves : paper ; 263 x 171 mm. bound to 263 x 168 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 27 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, with variegated marble paste-downs; torn and frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; separated; leaves missing from the end.

Scope and Content

A long poem in rhyming couplets mostly about the wonders of the world. It is dedicated to the Mamluk Sultan Ashraf of Egypt.
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Manuscript number: 91

Title (Romanized): Destan-i Yusuf(?)

Title (English): The tale of Joseph

Alternative titles: ﺩﺳﺘاﻦ ﻴﻮﺳﻒ


Date: 1840 November

Author: Hacι Muhîyî
Scribe: Molla Mehmet Hoca
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 86 leaves : paper ; 228 x 160 mm. bound to 232 x 161 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 18 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather; torn and frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink.

Scope and Content

The story of the prophet Joseph, purportedly based on the Koranic chapter "Joseph," completed by the author in 1883 (85a).
 

Manuscript number: 92

Title (Romanized): Fazilet-nâme

Title (English): Book of virtue

Alternative titles: ﻓﻀﻴﻠﺘ ﻦاﻣه


Date: [18--]?

Author: Dervîş Muhammed Yemînî, 16th cent.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 199 leaves : paper ; 239 x 149 mm. bound to 244 x 162 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather with gilt edges, and grey cloth on fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; separated.

Scope and Content

Poem in 7,350 rhyming couplets on the merits of the prophet Muhammad and his family. The original was composed in 1519 (199a).
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Manuscript number: 93

Title (Romanized): Mesalikü’s-salikîn

Title (English): The pathway of wayferers

Alternative titles: ﻣﺳاﻟک ﺍﻟﺳاﻟکﻴﻦ


Date: 1839

Author: Germiyani, Ramazan Emir b. Ali
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 107 leaves : paper ; 236 x 168 mm. bound to 231 x 167 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Burgundy leather, blind-stamped, with brown leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Scope and Content

Sufism, treatise for the guidance of those who enter the mystical path.
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Manuscript number: 94

Title (Romanized): Ahlāk-i alā’ī

Title (English): Glorious ethics

Alternative titles: ﺍﺧῑﻘ ﻋῑﺋﻰ


Date: 1565 September

Author: [Ali Çelebi, Kιnalιzade, 1510-1571]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 348 leaves : paper ; 223 x 138 mm. bound to 230 x 145 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Grey cloth, with brown leather stripe over spine, and pink paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

Belles-lettres on the rules for proper behavior by monarchs. Dedicated to Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent. The author has drawn inspirations from similar works by Tusi, Husayn Vaiz Kashifi, and Dawwani.
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Manuscript number: 95

Title (Romanized): Emsalat-i Aziz Efendi

Title (English): The exemplars of Aziz Efendi

Alternative titles: ﺍﻣﺚاῑﺓ ﻋﺯﻴﺯ ﺍﻓﻦﺩﻰ


Date: [18--]?

Author: Aziz Efendi, d. 1798
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 134 leaves : paper ; 228 x 150 mm. bound to 228 x 154 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black Morocco with leather stripe over spine, blue and red marble paste-downs, and fore-edge flap; insect damage.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; blank leaves for illustrations.

Scope and Content

A long romance involving fantastic plots and adventures including characters named King of Khorezmia, Serendip, etc.
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Manuscript number: 96

Title (Romanized): Şerh-i erbain

Uniform title: Kirk hadis şerhi = Şerh-i hadis-i erbain

Title (English): Commentary on the forty

Alternative titles: Şerh-i hadis-i erbain


Date: 1724

Author: İsmail Hakki, Bursalι, 1653-1724 or 5
Scribe: Derviş Ali Hâfιz
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 259 leaves : paper ; 250 x 138 mm. bound to 247 x 135 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 29 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Burgundy leather with gilt around the edges and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; water damage; leaves stuck together; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

A collection, translation, and commentary on 42 prophetic Hadith by the Ottoman mystic, originally composed in Bursa in the same year as the manuscript's date.
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Manuscript number: 97

Title (Romanized): Âsarü’l-müştak esrarü’l-uşşak

Title (English): Remains of the desirous, secrets of the lovers

Alternative titles: ﺁﺚار ﺍﻟﻤﺸﺘاﻘ ﺍﺳﺮﺍر ﺍﻟﻌﺸاﻘ


Date: 1853

Author: [Müştak Baba, 1758?-1831?]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 162 leaves : paper ; 238 x 172 mm. bound to 235 x 180 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Riqā.

Binding: Burgundy leather, inlaid, with fore-edge flap, and blue paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Biography

Identity of the author from Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. II: 232.

Scope and Content

A list of Sufi masters probably from a Naqshbandi perspective, dedicated to a certain Yusuf Ziya Pasha (perhaps the same as Yusuf Ziyaüddin Pasha who was vizier of the Ottoman Empire in the late 18th early 19th centuries).
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Manuscript number: 98

Title (Romanized): el-hücce’l-baliğe

Title (English): The mature argumentation

Alternative titles: ﺍﻟحﺠﺘ ﺍﻟﺐاﻟﻍﺘ


Date: 1721 August or after

Author: İsmail Hakki, Bursalι, 1653-1724 or 5
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 115 leaves : paper ; 239 x 144 mm. bound to 238 x 148 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, gilt around the edges, with fore-edge flap, and pink paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt or blue borders; 1b, 43b, and 79b illuminated.

Scope and Content

A Sufi treatise written in Turkish for the guidance of believers, the majority of whom could read Arabic. The volume contains three other titles by the same author.
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Manuscript number: 99

Title (English): [Curriculum]


Date: [18--]

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 47 leaves : paper ; 239 x 164 mm. bound to 236 x 168 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded black and green paper on boards.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; binding loose.

Scope and Content

This is a curriculum for instruction at the royal military school (Mektep-i harbiye-i şahane). Subjects to be taught include languages, history, mathematics, geography, strategy, etc.
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Manuscript number: 100

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i menakip-i Seyyid Ahmet el-Bedevi]

Title (English): [The translation of the life of Sayyid Aḥmad al-Badawī]


Date: no date

Author: Vefaki, Mehmet üsküdari
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 131 leaves : paper ; 236 x 165 mm. bound to 243 x 172 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faux black Morocco.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; water damage.

Biography

Identity of the author from Osmanlι Müellifleri, (1911) V. II: 49.

Scope and Content

The life of the thirteenth-century Sufi master Sayyid Aḥmad al- Badawī, translated into Turkish by the present author in 1623 after his visit to Egypt (2a).
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Manuscript number: 101

Title (Romanized): Niyazü’l-müznibin

Title (English): Needment of the guilty

Alternative titles: ﻦﻴاﺯ ﺍﻟﻤﺬﻦﺐﻴﻦ, Niyāz al-mudhnibīn


Date: 1844

Author: Şeyh Ali Ezeli
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 186 leaves : paper ; 242 x 170 mm. bound to 242 x 177 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded black and green paper on boards with red leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

Islam: work on religious requirements in rhyming Turkish couplets. Author had begun the work (9a) during the reign of Murad III (r. 1574-1595). Written with the help of a certain Abdülgaffar b. Mustafa b. İlyas (185b).
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Manuscript number: 102

Title (Romanized): Tuhfetü’l-mülûk

Title (English): The gift of kings

Alternative titles: ﺗحﻓﺘ ﺍﻟﻤﻠﻮک


Date: 1786 March

Author: Mağnisavi, Abdürrahman b. Abdullah el-Kuddûsi
Scribe: Hüseyn b. Hâc Hasan Alemdar
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 96 leaves : paper ; 248 x 170 mm. bound to 246 x 175 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Burgundy leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

Turkish treatise on the arts of versification. Original was composed in April of 1653 (96a)
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Manuscript number: 103

Title (Romanized): Şifaü’l-mümin

Title (English): The cure of the faithful

Alternative titles: ﺷﻓاﺀ ﺍﻟﻤﺆﻣﻦ


Date: 1831

Author: Ali Halife
Scribe: Ahmet b. Ahmet
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 172 leaves : paper ; 240 x 171 mm. bound to 238 x 174 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, inlaid, with gilt edges, and orange paste-downs; fore-edge flap torn off and laid in.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

Treatise in Turkish on the Koran and the tenets of faith, dedicated to Sultan Mehmet IV (r. 1648-87)
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Manuscript number: 104

Title (Romanized): Tenkih-i tevârîh-i mülûk

Title (English): A summary of the histories of kings

Alternative titles: ﺗﻦﻘﻴح ﺗﻮﺍرﻴﺧ ﻣﻠﻮک


Date: [17--]?

Author: Hüseyn Efendi, Hezarfen (d. 1691)
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 206 leaves : paper ; 230 x 140 mm. bound to 236 x 155 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 27 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Green marble paper on red leather, with gilt spine, and blue marble paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated.

Biography

The form of the author's name is derived from Türkiye Diyanet Vakfι Islâm ansiklopedisi.

Scope and Content

A universal history from the ancient kings of Rome and Persia to the Ottoman dynasty, completed in February of 1673, and dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet IV (r. 1648- 87).
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Manuscript number: 105

Title (Romanized): Nihayetü’l-elbab tercüme-i hulâsatü’l-hesap

Title (English): The finite point of understanding translating the summary of arithmetic

Alternative titles: ﻦهاﻴﺘ ﺍῑﻟﺐاﺐ ﺗﺮﺟﻤῑ ﺧῑﺻﺘ ﺍﻟحﺳاﺐ


Date: 1832 March

Author: Kuyucaklι Mehmet Atif, d. 1846 or 7
Scribe: Seyyid Ramazan Nezif Musa Midilliyi
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 135 leaves : paper ; 240 x 154 mm. bound to 238 x 153 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Variegated marble paper on red leather, with fore-edge flap, and yellow paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; illustrations and formulae in red in the margins.

Biography

The author actually calls himself not Kuyucakli but Kuyucaklizade Mehmet Âtif, but the Library Of Congress record for this author lists the dates 1850-1898, i.e. before the composition of the manuscript.

Scope and Content

A treatise on mathematics, being a translation of another work by the Safavid scholar Bahā’ al-Dīń Āmilī (1547-1621). The present manuscript is dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II (r. 1808-1839).
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Manuscript number: 106

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i es-sittinü’l-câmi li-letaifi’l-besatin]

Title (English): [The translation of collected sixty of the pleasures of gardens]


Date: 1666 January

Author: Altιparmak Mehmet, d. 1623
Scribe: Mehmet Şefik
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 229 leaves : paper ; 235 x 132 mm. bound to 235 x 147 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Purple cloth on boards with brown leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; at least one leaf missing from the beginning; title garbled in manuscript; insect damage.

Scope and Content

A Turkish translation of a Persian commentary on the Koranic chapter on the prophet Joseph, the original being entitled al-sittīn al-jāmí li-laṭā’if al- basātīn and written by Aḥmad b. Muḥammad Ṭūsī (15th century). The Turkish text was composed in 1623 (229b) during the brief second reign of the Ottoman Sultan Mustafa (i.e. 1622-23) (1a).
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Manuscript number: 107

Title (Romanized): [missing from box]

Origin:
Physical Description: Layout:

Script: Decoration:

Binding: Additional description:
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Manuscript number: 108

Title (Romanized): Hadikatü’s-süedâ

Uniform title: Hadikatü's-sü'eda

Title (English): Garden of the blessed folks

Alternative titles: حﺩﻴﻘﺘ ﺍﻟﺳﻌﺩﺍ


Date: [15--]?

Author: Fuzulî, 1495?-1556
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 265 leaves : paper ; 245 x 161 mm. bound to 242 x 160 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded black leather, blind-stamped, with faded marble paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red and blue borders.

Scope and Content

Fuzulî's account of the martyrdom of the third Shiite imam Ḥusayn ibń Alī. The text is mainly a translation of the Persian-language Rawẓat al- shuhadā' by the Timurid author Ḥusayn Vǟizẓ Kāshifī (d. 1504 or 5.)
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Manuscript number: 109

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i şerh-i dübeyt-i Câmi li-Hoca Neş’et]

Uniform title: Tercüme-i şerhi dübeyt-i molla Cami

Title (English): [Translation of the commentary of the quartet of Jāmī by Hoca Neş’et]


Date: 1851

Author: Süleyman Neş’et, 1735 or 6-1807 or 8
Scribe: Mehmet Vehi(?)/Vehbî(?)
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 26 leaves : paper ; 240 x 166 mm. bound to 235 x 164 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Green and blue marble paper on boards, with brown leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; water damage; leaves separated.

Scope and Content

A commentary of Neş’et on the writing of the Sufi poet Jāmī (d. 1492). Copy of a manuscript dated 1846, during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid.
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Manuscript number: 110

Title (Romanized): [Risale-i tasavvuf]

Title (English): [Treatise on Sufism]


Date: 1856

Author: Aziz Efendi, d. 1798
Scribe: Salman Nureddin b. Musa
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 25 leaves : paper ; 240 x 148 mm. bound to 238 x 149 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Faded green marble paper on boards, with brown leather stripe over spine, and yellow paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; leaves separated.

Biography

Author also known as Ali Aziz Efendi of Crete

Scope and Content

Treatise on Sufism, written in order to dispel misinformation.
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Manuscript number: 111

Title (Romanized): Tahmis-i kaside-i bürde

Uniform title: Tahmis-i kaside-i bürde

Title (English): Five-folding the poem known as burdah

Alternative titles: ﺗﺧﻤﻴﺳ ﻘﺻﻴﺩῑ ﺐﺮﺄﺓ, Tahmis-i kaside-i bür’e


Date: [18--]

Author: Abdullah Salahattin Uşşakî, d. 1782
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 24 leaves : paper ; 245 x 168 mm. bound to 247 x 173 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish and Arabic
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Faux brown Morocco.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Scope and Content

Additions to a poem originally composed by Sharaf al-Dīn Muḥammad Buṣīrī (1213?-1296?) in Arabic about the qualities of the prophet Muḥammad. The manuscript contains a shorter similar poetic exercise on the final two leaves.
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Manuscript number: 112

Title (Romanized): [Hikâyat-i e’imme-i isna ‘aşere]

Title (English): [Tales of the twelve imams]


Date: [17--]?

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 177 leaves : paper ; 233 x 147 mm. bound to 148 x 229 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Soft brown leather.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, few marked words in red; leaves missing from beginning and end; bottom edge title.

Scope and Content

Tales about the lives of the twelve Shiite imams.
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Manuscript number: 113

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Maariçü’n-nübüvve

Uniform title: Maariç ün-nübüvve

Title (English): [The translation of] ascensions of prophet-hood

Alternative titles: ﻣﻌارﺟ ﺍﻟﻦﺐﻮﺓ


Date: [16--]?

Author: Altιparmak Mehmet, d. 1623
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 387 leaves : paper ; 202 x 133 mm. bound to 201 x 144 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 26 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Soft black leather, blind-stamped; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; leaves separated.

Scope and Content

Life-stories of prophets from Adam forward culminating with the life of Muḥammad. Apparently a translation of a Persian text by Múīn al-Dīn Farahī, d. 1501 or 2.
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Manuscript number: 114

Title (Romanized): [Hamzanâme]

Title (English): [The book of Ḥamzah]

Alternative titles: Romance of Amīr Ḥamza, Dastan-i Amir Hamzah, Qissah-’i Hamzah, Hamzah’namah,


Date: 1738

Author: [Mevlana Hamzâvi, d. 1412]?
Scribe: Eyyubî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 209 leaves : paper ; 207 x 148 mm. bound to 206 x 144 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Soft black leather; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink; frayed; leaves missing from the beginning.

Biography

See DP reference below.

Scope and Content

This is a Turkish translation of the popular story of Ḥamzah ibn Abd al-Muṭṭalib (d. 625) the uncle of the prophet Muḥammad.
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Manuscript number: 115

Title (Romanized): Hulviyat

Title (English): Sweet things

Alternative titles: Ḥulwīyat-i shāhī fī al-furū {in Kâtip Çelebi Kashf al-ẓunūn}، حﻠﻭیاﺓ


Date: 1818 March

Author: Ebul Hasan İsmail b. İsfendiyar b. Bayezid b. Şemseddin
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 389 leaves : paper ; 203 x 143 mm. bound to 201 x 140 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 26 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq and Naskh.

Binding: Brown canvass on boards with red leather around the edges; fore-edge flap separated and laid in.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; marginalia; notes tipped and laid in.

Biography

The author of this book is better known to history as İsmail İsfendiyaroğlu, brother-in-law of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II who conquered Constantinople in 1453. İsmail wrote this book on religious precepts after the sultan removed him from the rule of the city of Sinop on the Black Sea coast

Scope and Content

It treats religious practices and doctrine such as ablution, prayer, mosques, and religious holidays. Translated from various sources for the benefit of "those who do not know Arabic and Persian". Author's name contains two other words which, transliterated by Arabic standard, read "Yaman Jandār" (the second word being Çandarlι in Turkish). The original dates to the early fifteenth-century (DP reference below).
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Manuscript number: 116

Title (Romanized): [Şerh-i] Bostan

Uniform title: Sudi şerh-i Bostan

Title (English): [Commentary on the] Orchard


Date: [16--]?

Author: [Bosnavî Sudi, d. 1596 or 7]?
Scribe: Hâfιz b. Mehmet
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 432 leaves : paper ; 203 x 130 mm. bound to 202 x 130 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Faux orange Morocco with burgundy stripe over spine, and flower design paste-downs; fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; insect damage.

Biography

Kâtip Çelebi mentions four commentators in his Kashf al- ẓunūn, but considers Sudi's best of them all, suggesting perhaps greater popularity and making the existence of numerous manuscripts more likely. Also important is the fact that from 139b, marginalia in red ink identifies quotations from Şem'i and Surūrī, the other two commentators, who slightly predated Sudi--suggesting that the present commentary has taken material from the commentary of the former two, and is therefore not them but rather a third: i.e. Sudi's.

Scope and Content

A commentary on the Persian Būstān of Sádī, undertaken to facilitate the task of those who set out to learn Persian, presumably by memorizing or studying the original.
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Manuscript number: 117

Title (Romanized): Zeyl-i siyer-i nebevi

Uniform title: Zeyl-i Nâbi

Title (English): Continuation of the prophetic biographies

Alternative titles: ذﻴﻠ ﺳﻴﺮ ﻦﺐﻮﻰ


Date: 1849

Author: Nabi, 1641 or 2-1712
Scribe: Abdülkadir Nakşibendî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 329 leaves : paper ; 216 x 152 mm. bound to 214 x 152 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faux orange Morocco with burgundy stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; marginalia.

Scope and Content

This is Nabi's continuation of an earlier biography of the prophet Muḥammad entitled Dürretü’t-taç and written by Veysî (1561- 1628).
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Manuscript number: 118

Title (English): [Tenets and doctrines of Islam]


Date: [16--]?

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 441 leaves : paper ; 217 x 155 mm. bound to 218 x 1572 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Purple paper on boards with black cloth on spine; damaged.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; water damage.

Scope and Content

Translation and commentary of an Arabic text on the tenets and doctrines of Islam, drawing heavily on hadith, into Turkish. First and last leaves are glued to the cover and thus hide the identity and date of the manuscript.
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Manuscript number: 119

Title (Romanized): Saadet-name

Title (English): Book of felicity

Alternative titles: ﺳﻌاﺩﺓ ﻦاﻣه


Date: Before 1624

Author: Câmî-i Rûmî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 181 leaves : paper ; 208 x 149 mm. bound to 209 x 150 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; leaves missing from the end.

Biography

Author also known as Câmî-i Mιsrî and Gelibolulu Ali Ahmet (See the article "Hüseyn Vaiz Kâşifi" in Türkiye Diyanet Vakfι Islâm ansiklopedisi).

Scope and Content

The manuscript seems to be an abridgement (see 1b) of Câmî's translation of Rawzat al-al-shuhadā’ by Ḥusayn Vǟiẓ Kāshifī (d. 1504 or 5) covering the death of the third Shiite Imam Ḥusayn ibn Alī.
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Manuscript number: 120

Title (Romanized): Vikayetü’r-rivaye fi mesaili’l-hidaye

Title (English): The preserving of narratives regarding the issues of guidance

Alternative titles: ﻭﻘاﻴﺘ ﺍﻟﺮﻭﺍﻴﺘ ﻓﻰ ﻣﺳاﺋﻠ ﺍﻟهﺩﺍﻴﺘ, Tercüme-i vikaye fi’l-fikh el-şerif


Date: 1690 June

Author: [Kurt Muhammed Efendi, d. 1587]?
Scribe: Derviş Mehmet b. Abdullah
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 333 leaves : paper ; 216 x 152 mm. bound to 214 x 152 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded black or burgundy leather with fore-edge flap, and marble paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, green, or blue, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated.

Biography

The identity of the author inferred from Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. I: 135, as well as Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-ẓunūn, under the original title, where there is also noted a commentary in Turkish by Arap Çelebi (Şemsettin ahmet b. Hamza; d. 1543 or 4)

Scope and Content

Translation into Turkish of an Arabic original composed by the fourteenth century al-Maḥbubī, itself being an epitome of a work by al-Marghīnānī (d. 1196 or 7).
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Manuscript number: 121

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Vefayatü’l-âyan

Uniform title: Tercüme-yi Vefayat ül-âyan li-bin Khallikān

Title (English): The translation of the Obituaries of notables

Alternative titles: ﻭﻓﻴاﺓ ﺍῑﻋﻴاﻦ, Wafayāt al-áyān.


Date: 1715 April

Author: Rodosîzade Mehmet bin Mehmet, d. 1701
Scribe: Mehmet
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 260 leaves : paper ; 214 x 132 mm. bound to 212 x 136 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown leather, inlaid, with fore-edge flap, and pink paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

This is a Turkish translation of Ibn Khallikān's (1211-1282) biography of Muslim notables. The translation was undertaken in 1676 and was dedicated to a vizier named Mustafa Paşa which must be Merzifonlu Kara Mustafa Paşa who served as vizier from 167683.
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Manuscript number: 122

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i Harîdet’ül-acayip ve feridet’ül-garaib]?

Title (English): [The translation of the Untouched among the wonders and the Unique among the curiosities]


Date: [16--]

Author: Mevlana Mahmut Hatîp
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 246 leaves : paper ; 215 x 141 mm. bound to 217 x 145 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; leaves missing after leaf 1, and at the end.

Scope and Content

A Turkish text about the wonders of the world. The author refers to himself specifically as the translator. On leaf 2a, there is poem written for a certain Osman Paşa. A noted penciled in the margins, in a late 19th/early 20th century hand, equates this person with Osman b. İskender Paşa. The identification of the title arises from this equation and its correspondence with the relative information in Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-ẓunūn.
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Manuscript number: 123

Title (Romanized): Enis’ül-ârifîn

Title (English): Companion of the knowers

Alternative titles: ﺍﻦﻴﺳ ﺍﻟﻌارﻓﻴﻦ


Date: 1636

Author: Azmî Efendi, Pir Mehmet, fl. 16th Cent.
Scribe: Sâlih b. Derviş b. Hoca Mahmut Ebn-i [krifdi?]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 172 leaves : paper ; 207 x 148 mm. bound to 205 x 148 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Faded discolored paper on boards and brown leather.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; water damage.

Biography

Possibly Pir Mehmet bin Evrenos bin Nureddin Zaifî, d. 1559 (?)

Scope and Content

A Turkish translation of the ethical and political treatise of Ḥusayn Vǟiẓ Kāshifī (d. 1504 or 5.) entitled Akhlāq-i Muḥsinī, completed (according to Kâtip Çelebi) in 1566. The manuscript contains 3 other titles.
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Manuscript number: 124

Title (Romanized): en-Nazmü’l-mübin fi’l-ayati’l-erbain

Uniform title: En-Nazm ül-mübin fi 'l-ayat il-erbain; ve, Ahsen ül-hadis fi 'l-ahadis il-erbain

Title (English): The manifest order in the forty [Koranic] verses

Alternative titles: ﺍﻟﻦﻆﻢ ﺍﻟﻤﺐﻴﻦ ﻓﻰ ﺍῑﻴاﺓ ﺍῑرﺐﻌﻴﻦ


Date: 1779 October

Author: Okçuzade Mehmet Şahî, d. 1629
Scribe: Seyyid Mahmud b. Seyyid Osman Sirvezi(?)
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 321 leaves : paper ; 212 x 137 mm. bound to 212 x 137 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap, and pink-and-white paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Scope and Content

A treatise on a select number of Koranic verses and their exegetical interpretation. The author had appended another treatise of his called Ahsenü’l-hadis fi’l-ahadis il-erbain as the preface to the main title.
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Manuscript number: 125

Title (Romanized): Siret[ü’n-nebi]

Title (English): The life [of the prophet]

Alternative titles: [ﺳﻴﺮﺓ [اﻠﻦﺐی


Date: 1762 August

Author: Mehmet Hasanoğlu
Scribe: Ali b. Mustafa
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 367 leaves : paper ; 214 x 160 mm. bound to 209 x 161 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather with leather stripe over spine; torn and frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

The story of life of the prophet Muḥammad in Turkish rhyming couplets.
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Manuscript number: 126

Title (Romanized): [Kitap-i Siretü’n-nebi]

Title (English): [The book of the life of the prophet]


Date: 1794 May

Scribe: Hâc Mustafa b. Seyyid Molla Abdullah
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 157 leaves : paper ; 306 x 103 mm. bound to 311 x 110 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 29 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Black canvass on boards.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, heading in red; 1b & 2a enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

The story of life of the prophet Muḥammad in Turkish rhyming couplets (different from mss. 125 above).
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Manuscript number: 127

Title (Romanized): Muhammediye

Uniform title: Muhammediye

Title (English): [The book] of Muhammad

Alternative titles: ﺍﻟﺮﺳاﻟﺘ ﺍﻟﻤحﻤﺩﻴﺘ


Date: [17--]?

Author: Yazιcιoğlu Mehmet, d. 1451
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 280 leaves : paper ; 281 x 180 mm. bound to 280 x 182 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black canvass on boards.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; final leaf separating.

Scope and Content

Islam: doctrine and belief regarding the world, God, prophets, angels, signs of judgment day, etc. A verse translation into Turkish of the author's Maghārib al-zamān, translated also by his brother into Turkish prose (Envar ül-âşikîn). The verse translation was completed in August 1449.
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Manuscript number: 128

Title (Romanized): Muhammediye

Uniform title: Muhammediye

Title (English): [The book] of Muhammad

Alternative titles: ﺍﻟﺮﺳاﻟﺘ ﺍﻟﻤحﻤﺩﻴﺘ


Date: 1647 June

Author: Yazιcιoğlu Mehmet, d. 1451
Scribe: Ahmet b. Mehmet Nevabadi
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 275 leaves : paper ; 278 x 180 mm. bound to 280 x 180 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather; fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

Islam: doctrine and belief regarding the world, God, prophets, angels, signs of judgment day, etc. A verse translation into Turkish of the author's Maghārib al-zamān, translated also by his brother into Turkish prose (Envar ül-âşikîn). The verse translation was completed in August 1449.
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Manuscript number: 129

Title (Romanized): Muhammediye

Uniform title: Muhammediye

Title (English): [The book] of Muhammad

Alternative titles: ﺍﻟﺮﺳاﻟﺘ ﺍﻟﻤحﻤﺩﻴﺘ


Date: 1796 November

Author: [Yazιcιoğlu Mehmet, d. 1451]
Scribe: Osman Efendi b. Ali
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 236 leaves : paper ; 327 x 224 mm. bound to 227 x 225 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather; blind-stamped; fore-edge flap; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; water damage; leaves missing from the beginning.

Scope and Content

Islam: doctrine and belief regarding the world, God, prophets, angels, signs of judgment day, etc. A verse translation into Turkish of the author's Maghārib al-zamān, translated also by his brother into Turkish prose (Envar ül-âşikîn). The verse translation was completed in August 1449.
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Manuscript number: 130

Title (Romanized): Maariçü’n-nübüvve

Uniform title: Maariç ün-nübüvve

Title (English): The ascensions of prophet-hood

Alternative titles: ﻣﻌارﺟ ﺍﻟﻦﺐﻮﺓ


Date: 1724

Author: Altιparmak Mehmet, d. 1623.
Scribe: Molla Mehmet b. Şeyh Ebu Bekr
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 375 leaves : paper ; 313 x 197 mm. bound to 317 x 205 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 29 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown leather; blind-stamped; fore-edge flap; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; some water damage.

Scope and Content

Stories of the life of the prophet Muḥammad, emphasizing his ascension to heaven. The text is based on Múin al-Din Farahī's Máārif al-nubuwwah fī madārij al-futuwwah. As Kâtip Çeleb has noted, the present title is different from a first (and earlier) Turkish translation of this text by Mustafa Çelebi Celâlzade.
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Manuscript number: 131

Title (Romanized): Fazilet-nâme

Uniform title: Fazilet-nâme

Title (English): The book of virtue

Alternative titles: ﻓﻀﻴﻠﺘ ﻦاﻣه


Date: [17--]

Author: Dervîş Muhammed Yemînî, 16th cent.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 278 leaves : paper ; 266 x 191 mm. bound to 275 x 199 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; some marginalia in pencil.

Scope and Content

A long poem in rhyme couplets about the prophet Muḥammad and his descendants, the Shiite imams.
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Manuscript number: 132

Title (Romanized): Hâzâ Kitap-i nakl-i Hüseyn evlat-i Ali der vasf-i Kerbelâ

Title (English): This book is the story of Ḥusayn child of Alī in the description of Karbalā

Alternative titles: هﺬﺍ ﻛﺘاﺐ حﺳﻴﻦ ﺍﻭῑﺩ ﻋﻠﻰ ﺩر ﻭﺻﻒ ﻛﺮﺐῑ, Maktel-i Hüseyni


Date: no date

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 117 leaves : paper ; 281 x 188 mm. bound to 275 x 199 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap; badly torn and frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; some water damage.

Scope and Content

A popular account of the martyrdom of the third Shiite imam Ḥusayn ibn Alī.
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Manuscript number: 133

Title (Romanized): Mersiye der hakk-i Seyyidü’ş-şüheda

Title (English): Elegy in honor of the Lord of martyrs

Alternative titles: ﻣﺮﺚﻴه ﺩر حﻘ ﺳﻴﺩ ﺍﻟﺸهﺩﺍﺀ


Date: [19--]

Author: Şems
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 6 leaves : paper ; 243 x 148 mm. bound to 247 x 151 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faux brown Morocco.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink.

Scope and Content

A short elegy in verse on the martyrdom of the third Shiite imam Ḥusayn ibń Alī.
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Manuscript number: 134

Title (Romanized): Hâzâ Kitap maktel-i imam Hüseyn

Title (English): This book is the death account of imam Ḥusayn

Alternative titles: هﺬﺍ ﻛﺘاﺐ ﻣﻘﺘﻠ ﺍﻣاﻢ حﺳﻴﻦ


Date: 1883 March

Scribe: Ali Rιza Viranşehri
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 42 leaves : paper ; 245 x 180 mm. bound to 238 x 192 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh/Riqā.

Binding: Black leather blind-stamped.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink; stained.

Scope and Content

A versified account of the martyrdom of the third Shiite imam Ḥusayn ibń Alī. The author has written that he had composed it "in Kastamonu the seat of the throne" and gives the date 1361 (42a).
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Manuscript number: 135

Title (Romanized): Şerefü’l-insan

Title (English): The nobility of man

Alternative titles: ﺷﺮﻓ ﺍῑﻦﺳاﻦ


Date: 1606 March

Author: Lâmiî Çelebi, 1472-1532
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 203 leaves : paper ; 215 x 149 mm. bound to 222 x 157 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black Morocco with leather over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Scope and Content

A fabled exchange between animals and men, translated from the treatise called Ikhwān al-Ṣafā’ into Turkish for Sultan Süleyman the magnificent.
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Manuscript number: 136

Title (Romanized): Zeyl-i siyer-i nebevi

Uniform title: Zeyl-i Nâbi

Title (English): Continuation of the prophetic biographies

Alternative titles: ذﻴﻠ ﺳﻴﺮ ﻦﺐﻮﻰ


Date: 1747 April

Author: Nabi, 1641 or 2-1712
Scribe: Mehmet Emin
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 289 leaves : paper ; 213 x 119 mm. bound to 213 x 119 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Burgundy leather with gilt borders around the edges.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b and 257b illuminated.

Scope and Content

This is Nabi's continuation of an earlier biography of the prophet Muḥammad entitled Dürretü’t-taç and written by Veysî (1561-1628). The manuscript also contains the continuation of this continuation by Nazmizade.
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Manuscript number: 137

Title (Romanized): Garib-nâme

Title (English): Book of strange [things]

Alternative titles: ﻍﺮﻴﺐ ﻦاﻣه


Date: [16--]?

Author: [Aşik Paşa-yi Velî, 1271-1332]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 205 leaves : paper ; 207 x 142 mm. bound to 205 x 144 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with yellow paste-downs; insect and water damage.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; leaves missing from beginning and end.

Scope and Content

Long poem on Sufism in ten books. Preface in Persian, but including Hebrew verses in Arabic script. Composition of the original was in 1329.
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Manuscript number: 138

Title (Romanized): [Şerh-i Mesnevi]

Title (English): [Commentary on the Mathnawī of Rūmī]


Date: 1627 November

Author: [Şeyh İsmail Mevlevi]?
Scribe: Derviş Şa’ban
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 227 leaves : paper ; 200 x 143 mm. bound to 203 x 156 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 24 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown leather and paper, with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; marginalia; leaves missing from the beginning.

Scope and Content

A Turkish commentary of the mystical poem of Rūmī (13th century) written in Persian. A random search of twenty verses in this volume showed no correspondence with the index of verses in Nicholson's edition of the original Mathnawī. Furthermore, the given date of this present commentary's composition (1626, during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Murat IV [1623-1640]) corresponds with an important clue in Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-ẓunūn where he states that in the year 1626, Şeyh İsmail Mevlevi came up with what he claimed to be a seventh volume of the Mathnawī, otherwise unattested, and wrote a commentary upon it. This was hotly contested as a forgery by the majority of Şeyh İsmail's contemporaries. It appears that the present manuscript is a copy of this spurious seventh volume.
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Manuscript number: 139

Title (Romanized): Bedriye

Title (English): Relating to Badr

Alternative titles: ﺐﺩریه


Date: [18--]?

Author: Askeri
Scribe: Hasan b. Recep
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 28 leaves : paper ; 286 x 92 mm. bound to 290 x 105 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 27 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black Morocco with red leather stripe around the edges, and dark marble paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Biography

Perhaps the same as Gülaboğlu Muhammed Askeri, 17th cent.

Scope and Content

A poem in rhyming couplets on Sufism (derived from Şeyh Bedreddin?), explaining repentance, asceticism, bravery, struggle with self, etc. It also contains a genealogical list of authority figures.
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Manuscript number: 140

Title (Romanized): Vilâyetnâme

Title (English): Book of mystical mastery

Alternative titles: ﻭῑﻴﺘ ﻦاﻣῑ حاﺟﻰ ﺐکﺘاﺷ, Vilâyetnâme-i Hacι Bektaş, Manakip


Date: 1909

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 112 leaves : paper ; 235 x 184 mm. bound to 232 x 185 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Riqā.

Binding: Black cloth on boards with leather stripe over spine; tearing off.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; some water damage.

Scope and Content

A biography/hagiography of the thirteenth century Anatolian Sufi master Hacι Bektaş Velî. The present manuscript has some similarities to the oldest vita of the same title (Hacιm Sultan, 14th cent.), but comparisons with Rudolf Tschudi's 1914 Berlin edition of the latter shows many divergences from the present manuscript.
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Manuscript number: 141

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Ahlak-i muhsini

Title (English): [Translation of] the beneficent ethics


Date: [17--]?

Author: Ebülfazl Mehmet b. İdrîs Bitlîsî d. 1574
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 169 leaves : paper ; 241 x 165 mm. bound to 240 x 165 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, inlaid, with gilt edges, and fore-edge level.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; enclosed in gilt borders.

Scope and Content

A treatise on personal ethics for kings, original composed by Ḥusayn Vāiẓ Kāshifī for the Timurid Sultan Ḥusayn Bayqarā.
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Manuscript number: 142

Title (Romanized): Bizaatü’l-mübtedi

Title (English): The capital stock of the novice

Alternative titles: ﺐﻀاﻋﺘ ﺍﻟﻤﺐﺘﺩﻰ


Date: 1848

Author: Ali Hadim
Scribe: Hasan b. Mehmet Kastamoni
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 282 leaves : paper ; 263 x 165 mm. bound to 264 x 165 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Paper on boards and burgundy leather, with yellow paste-downs, and fore-edge level.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; enclosed in red borders for the first few leaves.

Biography

The author prayes Bursa as his birth place (1b).

Scope and Content

An encyclopedic listing of minerals and other material and their uses, arranged alphabetically.
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Manuscript number: 143

Title (Romanized): [Mürselât ve ta’birât-i Nasûhî]

Title (English): [Letters and interpretations of Nasûhî]


Date: 1879

Author: İbrahim b. Osman b. Mehmet. Murat
Scribe: Mustafa Âsιm b. Mehmet b. Osman
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 170 leaves : paper ; 223 x 134 mm. bound to 223 x 134 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh

Binding: Green leather, with gilt decorations, fore-edge flap, and yellow paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Scope and Content

A collection of the correspondence and Koranic exegesis of a certain Mehmet b. Nasûhî (Hanefi Cüneydi Halveti üsküdari) originally compiled in 1702. The manuscript also contains a short poem by a certain Mιsrî Efendi, as well as the poems of Nasûhî.
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Manuscript number: 144

Title (Romanized): Tercüme-i sevakιb

Title (English): Translation of shiny stars

Alternative titles: ﺗﺮﺟﻣῑ ﺚﻮﺍﻘﺐ


Date: 1616 February

Author: Derviş Mahmut Mevlevi
Scribe: Hüseyn b. Abdullah Bosnevi
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 221 leaves : paper ; 242 x 140 mm. bound to 242 x 143 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Green paper on boards, with black leather tripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; water damage; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

A translation into Turkish of a Persian book called Thawāqib-i Manāqib by Hamadānī, itself being a abridgment of Aflakī's biography of Anatolian Sufis (the Mevlevis) entitled Manāqib al-ārifīn. The present translation was undertaken during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Murat III (1574-1595).
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Manuscript number: 145

Title (Romanized): Maksadu’l-aksa

Title (English): Destination of the ends of the earth

Alternative titles: ﻣﻘﺻﺩ ﺍῑﻘﺻﻰ


Date: 1840 February

Author: İbrahim b. Abdullah
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 154 leaves : paper ; 240 x 158 mm. bound to 240 x 157 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, fore-edge flap, and yellow paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; leaves separated.

Scope and Content

Turkish translation of a Persian original on metaphysics and mysticism by Nasafī (Azīz al-Dīn ibn Muḥammad, 13th cent.). The manuscript also contains 10 other items:
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Manuscript number: 146

Title (Romanized): Tercüme-i kitap-i menazilü’s-sairin

Title (English): The translation of the book of the stations of itinerant

Alternative titles: ﺗﺮﺟﻣῑ ﻛﺘاﺐ ﻣﻦاﺯﻠ ﺍﻟﺳاﺋﺮﻴﻦ, Âb-i Hayat


Date: 1841

Author: Seyyid Mehmet b. Seyyid Şeyh Hâmid Fazιl
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 133 leaves : paper ; 242 x 171 mm. bound to 239 x 173 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; some water damage.

Biography

The full name of the author is Seyyid Mehmet b. Seyyid Şeyh Hâmid b. Seyyid Ahmet b. Seyyid Yahya Fazιl. Note on front end paper identifies him as Kιrιmî Karasüî Şeyh Mehmet Fakrî Efendi.

Scope and Content

A translation into Turkish of a treatise for the guidance of Sufis by the 11th century Ansārī al-Harawī, using his 14 th century commentator Abd al-Razzāq Kashānī as well.
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Manuscript number: 147

Title (Romanized): [Metn-i Siracüddin tercümesi]

Title (English): [Translation of the text of Sirāj al-Dīn]

Alternative titles: İlm-i feraiz


Date: 1745 May

Author: İbrahim Halil
Scribe: Hasan b. Ali
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 214 leaves : paper ; 217 x 145 mm. bound to 218 x 143 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Faded paper on boards and brown leather.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

A translation of Sirāj al-Dīn Sajāwandī's Farā’iḍ al-Sirājīyah, completed in December of 1685.
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Manuscript number: 148

Title (Romanized): Netaicü’l-fünûn ve mahasinü’l-mütûn

Title (English): The end-all of arts and the cream of texts

Alternative titles: ﻦﺘاﺋﺟ ﺍﻟﻓﻦﻮﻦ ﻭ ﻣحاﺳﻦ ﺍﻟﻤﺘﻮﻦ


Date: 1772 June

Author: Nev’î, 1533-1599
Scribe: İbrahim b. Ahmet
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 103 leaves : paper ; 222 x 152 mm. bound to 220 x 150 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 18 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Burgundy leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap, and yellow paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; illustrations; some water damage.

Scope and Content

A treatise on a variety of arts and sciences (medicine, interpretation of dreams, exegesis, history, jurisprudence, etc.), collected and translated by the author from diverse sources and dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan Murat III (1574-1595).
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Manuscript number: 149

Title (Romanized): Nehcü’s-sülûk fi siyaseti’l-mülûk

Title (English): The highway of itinerants for the politics of kings

Alternative titles: ﻦهﺟ ﺍﻟﺳﻠﻮک ﻓﻰ ﺍﻟﺳﻴاﺳﺘ ﺍﻟﻤﻠﻮک, Kitap nehc üs-sülûk fî siyaset ül-mülûk


Date: 1798

Author: [Nahifî, Ahmet]
Scribe: Derviş İdris
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 112 leaves : paper ; 224 x 142 mm. bound to 221 x 143 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 27 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Burgundy leather, with gilt decoration, yellow paste-downs, and torn fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

A manual of ruler-ship for kings, illustrated by tales from early Islamic history. Translated for the Ottoman Sultan Abdülhamit I (1774-1789) from an Arabic original by Abd al- Raḥmān Shayzarī (12th cent), entitled Nahj al-sulūk fī siyāsat al- mulūk.
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Manuscript number: 150

Title (Romanized): [Şerh-i divan-i Hâfιz]

Title (English): [Commentary on the poetic anthology of Ḥāfiẓ]


Date: [Late 18--]

Author: Bosnavî Sudi, d. 1596 or 7?
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 261 leaves : paper ; 215 x 159 mm. bound to 213 x 162 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Riqā.

Binding: Soft brown leather, with brown leather strap over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; leaves missing from the end.

Scope and Content

Sudi's commentary on the Persian poetry of Ḥāfiẓ (14th century).
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Manuscript number: 151

Title (Romanized): Râna

Title (English): The graceful

Alternative titles: رعﻦا


Date: 1799 April

Author: Refî-i Âmîdî, 1756-1816 (?)
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 65 leaves : paper ; 224 x 136 mm. bound to 223 x 140 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Blue marble on boards and brown leather, with orange paste-downs, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; illustration on 1b.

Biography

The author refers to himself merely as Refî.

Scope and Content

Long allegorical Sufi poem in rhyming couplets on the soul (personified).
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Manuscript number: 152

Title (Romanized): Tercüme-i Milel ve nihal

Title (English): Translations of nations and faiths

Alternative titles: ﺗﺮﺟﻣῑ ﻣﻠﻠ ﻭ ﻦحﻠ


Date: [17--]?

Author: Rūmī, Nūh ibn Mustafá, d. 1659 or 60
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 145 leaves : paper ; 205 x 125 mm. bound to 205 x 123 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded green on boards and brown leather, with yellow paste-downs; insect damage.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; illumination on 1b.

Scope and Content

A treatise on various Islamic sects, being a translation of an Arabic original entitled al-Milal wa-al-niḥal by 'Abd al-Karīm Shahrastānī (1086?- 1153).
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Manuscript number: 153

Title (Romanized): [Yûsuf ve Züleyhâ]

Uniform title: Yusuf ve Züleyha

Title (English): [Joseph and Zulaykhā]

Alternative titles: Hamdu'llah Hamdi'nin Yusuf ve Züleiha mesnevisi


Date: no date

Author: Hamdullah Hamdi, 1449-1508
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 299 leaves : paper ; 205 x 125 mm. bound to 205 x 123 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown leather; faded and frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; leaves missing from the end.

Biography

The author refers to himself and to his father Şeyh Şemseddin (Akşemseddin).

Scope and Content

A long versified story of the prophet Joseph, loosely translated after the Persian version of Jāmī.
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Manuscript number: 154

Title (Romanized): Bedayi’ü’s-sükûk

Title (English): Precious legal document

Alternative titles: ﺐﺩﺍﻴع ﺍﻟﺻکﻮک


Date: [Late 18--]

Author: Mehmet Sadιk
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 54 leaves : paper ; 230 x 165 mm. bound to 230 x 165 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish & Arabic
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Pink paper on boards.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; marginal commentary in Arabic.

Scope and Content

A collection of legal rulings on issues ranging from ritual ablution to charitable endowments, collected by the author from the papers of his teacher Şanizade Hâc Mustafa who was the senior clerk at the court of Mahmud Paşa.
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Manuscript number: 155

Title (Romanized): Hadikatü’s-süedâ

Uniform title: Hadikatü's-sü'eda

Title (English): Garden of the blessed folks

Alternative titles: حﺩﻴﻘﺘ ﺍﻟﺳﻌﺩﺍ


Date: 1807

Author: Fuzulî, 1495?-1556
Scribe: Abdülcelil Kesra
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 232 leaves : paper ; 202 x 147 mm. bound to 200 x 150 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish & Arabic
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Burgundy leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap, and purple paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; water damage.

Scope and Content

Fuzulî's account of the martyrdom of the third Shiite imam Ḥusayn ibn Alī. The text is mainly a translation of the Persian-language Rawẕat al-shuhadā' by the Timurid author Ḥusayn Vǟiẓ Kāshifī (d. 1504 or 5.)
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Manuscript number: 156

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i siyer]

Title (English): [The translation of {prophetic} biographies]

Alternative titles: Fevâyih’un-nebeviyye fî siyer’il-Mustafaviyye


Date: 1694 June

Author: Karaçelebizade Abdülaziz, 1591-1658
Scribe: Derviş İbrahim b. Süleyman
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 240 leaves : paper ; 203 x 126 mm. bound to 201 x 125 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Black leather; gilt-inlaid; front board torn off.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; several quires separated from the beginning; 1b illuminated.

Biography

The author does not refer directly to himself, but to his brother Mehmet Efendi Karaçelebizade.

Scope and Content

A translation into Turkish of the life of the prophet Muḥammad from a Persian text written by Muḥammad ibn Maśūd Kāzarūnī (d. 1357).
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Manuscript number: 157

Title (Romanized): Lemezât-i hulviyye ez leme’ât-i ulviyye

Uniform title: [Lemezât : Ağιz tadι : Lemezât-ι Hulvî ez- lemâ’at-ι ulvî] / Lemezât-ι hulviyye ez lemezât-ι ulviyye

Title (English): Sweet tastes from celestial flashes

Alternative titles: ﻟﻤﻆاﺓ حﻠﻮﻴﺘ ﺍﺯ ﻟﻤﻌاﺓ ﻋﻠﻮﻴﺘ, Lemezât


Date: 1744

Author: Hulvî, Cemaleddin Mahmut, 1574-1654
Scribe: Abdülkadir Halife-i Rumi Halveti
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 499 leaves : paper ; 191 x 131 mm. bound to 190 x 131 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nakh.

Binding: Black leather, inlaid, with orange paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Scope and Content

Biography of four Caliphs and the Twelve Imams based a wide range of Turkish and Persian histories (12b-13a). Composed during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I (1603- 1617).
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Manuscript number: 158

Title (Romanized): Şifa-i ebdan’il-merza fî sirr-i menafi’il-kur’an ve’l- esmai’l-hüsna

Title (English): The cure of sickly bodies in the secrets of the benefits of the Koran and the sublime names [of God]

Alternative titles: ﺷﻓاﺀ ﺍﺐﺩﺍﻦ ﺍﻟﻤﺮﻀﻰ ﻓﻰ ﺳﺮ ﻣﻦاﻓع ﺍﻟﻘﺮﺁﻦ ﻭﺍῑﺳﻣاﺀ ﺍﻟحﺳﻦﻰ


Date: [16--]?

Author: Kütahî, Ebu Mehmet Ali Hayri
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 202 leaves : paper ; 225 x 143 mm. bound to 220 x 149 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Green cloth on boards.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; 1b illuminated; marginalia.

Scope and Content

List of prayers and religious chants for curing physical and spiritual ailments.
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Manuscript number: 159

Title (Romanized): [The light of Muḥammad]


Date: 1618 November

Author: Âcιzî
Scribe: Hasan b. Hisam
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 245 leaves : paper ; 207 x 145 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Missing.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; leaves missing from the beginning.

Scope and Content

Sufi devotional to the prophet Muḥammad in verse, interrupted throughout by the phrase "Praise to the light of Muḥammad".
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Manuscript number: 160

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Minhacü’l-abidin

Uniform title: Âbidler yolu

Title (English): [Translation of] the Pathway of worshippers


Date: 1644 May

Author: Nihani, İlyas b. Abdullah
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 327 leaves : paper ; 205 x 140 mm. bound to 205 x 143 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, inlaid, with fore-edge flap, and marble paste-downs; badly frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; stained.

Scope and Content

A translation from Arabic to Turkish of Minhāj al-ābidīn by Ghazzali (1058-1111), laying down regulation and guidance for the believers. According to Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-ẓunūn, the translation was undertaken in 1519.
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Manuscript number: 161

Title (Romanized): Hikâyet-name

Title (English): Story book

Alternative titles: حکاﻴﺘ ﻦاﻣه


Date: [15--]?

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 327 leaves : paper ; 260 x 171 mm. bound to 260 x 178 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, with fore-edge flap; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; stained.

Scope and Content

A collection of forty popular tales, written, according the preface, for the edification of the reader.
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Manuscript number: 162

Title (Romanized): [Gazavat-i Seyyid Battal]

Title (English): [The inspired raids of Seyyid Battal]


Date: [16--]

Author: Hulvî, Cemaleddin Mahmut, 1574-1654
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 311 leaves : paper ; 184 x 135 mm. bound to 183 x 134 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Faded green paper over boards, with red leather stripe over spine, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; water damage.

Scope and Content

A versified version of the legends of the Anatolian folk hero Battal Ghazi, composed during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Süleyman.
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Manuscript number: 163

Title (Romanized): Dürretü’t-taç

Uniform title: Dürret üt-taç

Title (English): Pearl of the crown

Alternative titles: ﺩرﺓ ﺍﻟﺘاﺟ, Dürret üt- taç fi sahib-ül miraç


Date: [17--]

Author: Veysî, 1561-1628
Scribe: Seyyid Mustafa
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 276 leaves : paper ; 185 x 127 mm. bound to 190 x 135 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Purple Morocco, brown leather over spine, gilt, with dark Green marble paste-downs..

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

Veysî's biography of the prophet Muhammad.
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Manuscript number: 164

Title (Romanized): Mecmau’l-mesâili’ş-şer’iyye fî ulûmi’d-dîniyye

Title (English): Compendium of legal questions in religious sciences

Alternative titles: ﻣﺠﻤع ﺍﻟﻤﺳاﺋﻠ ﺍﻟﺸﺮﻋﻴﺘ ﻓﻰ ﺍﻟﻌﻠﻮﻢ ﺍﻟﺩﻴﻦﻴﺘ


Date: 1595 May

Author: Lali, Seyyid Ahmet b. Mustafa, 16th. cent.
Scribe: Ebussu’ud
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 168 leaves : paper ; 207 x 134 mm. bound to 208 x 140 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Burgundy over boards, with leather stripe over spine, fore-edge flap, and marble paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Scope and Content

A collection of legal rulings on a number of problems in religious laws, compiled by the author in 1548.
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Manuscript number: 165

Title (Romanized): [Lugat-i Halîmî]

Uniform title: Bahrü’l-garaib

Title (English): [Halîmî's glossary]


Date: 1568

Author: Halîmî, Lutfullah bin Ebi Yusuf (15th cent.)
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 263 leaves : paper ; 200 x 125 mm. bound to 198 x 124 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Burgundy leather with gilt decoration.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; extensive marginalia; leaves tipped in.

Scope and Content

A glossary of Persian to Turkish, the first volume of the whole work.
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Manuscript number: 166

Title (Romanized): [Şerefü’l-insan]

Title (English): [The nobility of man]


Date: [15--]

Author: Lâmiî Çelebi, 1472-1532
Scribe: Hasan b. Mustafa el-Bursavi
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 192 leaves : paper ; 200 x 125 mm. bound to 199 x 130 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Burgundy leather, inlaid, with pink paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; 1b illuminated; leaves missing between leaves 10 and 11.

Scope and Content

A fabled exchange between animals and men, translated from the treatise called Ikhwān al-Ṣafā’ into Turkish for Sultan Süleyman the magnificent.
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Manuscript number: 167

Title (Romanized): Tebyînü’l-meram

Title (English): Making the meaning clear

Alternative titles: ﺗﺐﻴﻴﻦ ﺍﻟﻤﺮﺍﻢ


Date: 1737

Author: Şeyh Mustafa
Scribe: Ömer b. Hüseyn
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 95 leaves : paper ; 216 x 158 mm. bound to 218 x 154 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; marginalia; water damage.

Scope and Content

A commentary on a treatise called Beý ve şera (buying and purchasing) by Hamza Efendi.
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Manuscript number: 168

Title (Romanized): İbret-name

Uniform title: Kitab-i ibretnüma, İbretnüma-yι Lâmiî Efendi, Ibrat nāmah, İbretname-yi Lâmiî Çelebi.

Title (English): Book of admonition

Alternative titles: ﻋﺐﺮﺓ ﻦاﻣه


Date: [15--]

Author: Lâmiî Çelebi, 1472-1532
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 146 leaves : paper ; 205 x 140 mm. bound to 198 x 137 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Soft brown leather; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Scope and Content

Written during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Süleyman the magnificent, it is a compilation of ethical stories in rhyme or prose.
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Manuscript number: 169

Title (Romanized): İrşâdü’l-mürid ile’l-murad fî tercemet-i Mirsâdi’l-ibâd

Title (English): Guiding the seeker towards what is desired by translating The path of bondsmen

Alternative titles: ﺍرﺷاﺩ ﺍﻟﻤﺮﻴﺩ ﺍﻟﻰ ﺍﻟﻣرﺍﺩ ﻓﻰ ﺗﺮﺟﻣﺘ ﻣﺮﺻاﺩ ﺍﻟﻌﺐاﺩ


Date: 1635 March

Author: Karahisarlι Kasim bin Mahmud; 15th cent.
Scribe: Derviş Bali (?) ibn Hac b. Karamanî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 242 leaves : paper ; 208 x 141 mm. bound to 204 x 138 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 16 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded paper and brown leather; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

Ottoman Turkish translation of Najm al-Dīn Rāzī’s (d. 1256 or 7) Mirṣād al-ibād min al-mabdá ilá al- máād. Completed in 1419 during the reign of Murad II.
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Manuscript number: 170

Title (Romanized): Vikayetü’r-rivaye fî mesaili’l-hidaye

Title (English): The preserving of narratives regarding the issues of guidance

Alternative titles: ﻭﻘاﻴﺘ ﺍﻟﺮﻭﺍﻴﺘ ﻓﻰ ﻣﺳاﺋﻠ ﺍﻟهﺩﺍﻴﺘ, Tercüme-i vikaye fi’l-fikh el-şerif


Date: 1563 August

Author: [Kurt Muhammed Efendi, d. 1587]?
Scribe: Kasim b. Mehmet
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 223 leaves : paper ; 210 x 152 mm. bound to 211 x 152 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; leaves separated.

Biography

The identity of the author inferred from Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. I: 135, as well as Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-ẓunūn, under the original title, where there is also noted a commentary in Turkish by Arap Çelebi (Şemsettin ahmet b. Hamza; d. 1543 or 4)

Scope and Content

Translation into Turkish of an Arabic original composed by the fourteenth century al-Maḥbubī, itself being an epitome of a work by al-Marghīnānī (d. 1196 or 7).
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Manuscript number: 171

Title (Romanized): [Enfesü’l-cevahir]

Uniform title: [Enfesü’l-cevahir]

Title (English): [The most elegant of jewels


Date: 1545

Author: [Mūsā bin Hācι Hüseyin el-İznikī, d. 1434]?
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 142 leaves : paper ; 205 x 154 mm. bound to 207 x 166 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with leather stripe over spine, and fore-edge flap; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; leaves missing from the beginning.

Scope and Content

Translation of Koranic commentary, covering chapter 67 (al-Mulk), verse 2 to the end of the Koran. Leaves missing from beginning, but spine title and note on 1a identify the manuscript as the translation of Abū al-Layth al-Ṣamarqandī's Koranic exegesis known as the Baḥr al-ulūm.
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Manuscript number: 172

Title (Romanized): [Risale-i tιp]

Title (English): [Treatise on Medicine]


Date: [17--]?

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 95 leaves : paper ; 204 x 146 mm. bound to 203 x 150 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Soft brown leather, blind-stamped, with leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; marginalia.

Scope and Content

The manuscript begins with a treatise on medicine, purportedly in 40 chapters. However, the chapter headings are not numbered after 38, and the un-dotted heading "bāb" (chapter), continues up to 33b. Thenceforth another title begins with medical stories from Alexander and Bahram. The ending (ff. 79a to the end) contains several prayers and recipes.
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Manuscript number: 173

Title (Romanized): Makamat-i evliya

Title (English): Lives of the masters

Alternative titles: ﻣﻘاﻣاﺓ ﺍﻭﻟﻴا


Date: 1716

Author: Akşemseddin, 1389 or 90-1459
Scribe: Yusuf b. Mehmet Ayaşî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 48 leaves : paper ; 198 x 147 mm. bound to 197 x 145 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 18 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq & Naskh.

Binding: Marble paper on boards and brown leather, with orange paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; enclosed inred borders.

Provenance

Abd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī, d. 1166

Scope and Content

Treatise on Sufism and Sufi master. The manuscript contains four other titles.
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Manuscript number: 174

Title (Romanized): İlm-i tιp

Title (English): Science of medicine

Alternative titles: ﻋﻠﻢ ﻃﺐ


Date: [17--]?

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 27 leaves : paper ; 197 x 142 mm. bound to 197 x 147 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Pink marble paper on boards, and yellow paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

A treatise on medicine, divided into a theoretical section (nezerî) and practical one (amelî).
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Manuscript number: 175

Title (Romanized): Şerefü’l-insan

Title (English): The nobility of man

Alternative titles: ﺷﺮﻓ ﺍῑﻦﺳاﻦ


Date: 1586 February

Author: Lâmiî Çelebi, 1472-1532
Scribe: Sultan Mehmet b. Ali Sultan
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 140 leaves : paper ; 205 x 154 mm. bound to 207 x 166 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 28 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

A fabled exchange between animals and men, translated from the treatise called Ikhwān al-Ṣafā’ into Turkish for Sultan Süleyman the magnificent.
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Manuscript number: 176

Title (Romanized): Gayetü’l-beyan fî tedbiri’l-insan

Uniform title: al-Ṭibb al-mujarrab : al-musammá Ghayat al-itqan fi tadbir badan al-insan

Title (English): The utmost eloquence in the treatment of people

Alternative titles: ﻍاﻴﺘ ﺍﻟﺐﻴاﻦ ﻓﻰ ﺗﺩﺐﻴﺮ ﺍῑﻦﺳاﻦ


Date: [17--]

Author: Ḥalabī, Ṣālih Naṣr Allāh ibn Sallūm
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 272 leaves : paper ; 199 x 111 mm. bound to 202 x 120 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faux black Morocco.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b and beginning end-paper illuminated.

Scope and Content

Encyclopedic treatise on diseases and cures, composed during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet IV (1648-1687).
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Manuscript number: 177

Title (Romanized): [Sharḥ] al-risālah al-waqíah fī ilm al-farā’iḍ

Title (English): [Commentary] on the right treatise on the science of inheritance

Alternative titles: ﺍﻟﺮﺳاﻟﺘ ﺍﻟﻮﺍﻘﻌﺘ ﻓﻰ ﻋﻠﻢ ﺍﻟﻓﺮﺍﺋﻀ


Date: 1705

Author: Barakātī, Mūsá ibn Aḥmad
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 184 leaves : paper ; 211 x 150 mm. bound to 210 x 150 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 20 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh & Nastálῑq.

Binding: Blue marble paper with black leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; formulas; paper tipped in.

Scope and Content

ff. 21b-42b: A commentary on an original text about inheritance laws written by a certain Aḥmad Qr(?)shahrī (Kιrşehri?). The manuscript contains several other short and long treatise, in Turkish and Arabic, in several hands, and on several different kinds of papers, dealing with inheritance and the arithmetic thereof.
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Manuscript number: 178

Title (Romanized): [Kitap-i tιp]

Title (English): [Book of medicine]


Date: 1594 June

Scribe: Ali b. Süleyman
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 165 leaves : paper ; 211 x 155 mm. bound to 205 x 154 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, blind-stamped; separated.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, several leaves missing from the beginning.

Scope and Content

Medical book, comprising chapters on various disease and their cure.
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Manuscript number: 179

Title (Romanized): Dürretü’t-taç

Uniform title: Dürret üt-taç

Title (English): Pearl of the crown

Alternative titles: ﺩرﺓ ﺍﻟﺘاﺟ, Dürret üt- taç fi sahib-ül miraç


Date: [17--]?

Author: Veysî, 1561-1628
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 387 leaves : paper ; 206 x 125 mm. bound to 204 x 135 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Green cloth on boards, with fore-edge flap, and green paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, contained in red borders; 1b, 97b, 183b, and 185b illuminated.

Scope and Content

Veysî's biography of the prophet Muhammad. The manuscript also contains the continuation of this text by Yusuf Nâbi.
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Manuscript number: 180

Title (Romanized): Tezkeretü’l-meşâyih

Title (English): Remembrance of the masters

Alternative titles: ﺗﺬﻛﺮﺓ ﺍﻟﻤﺸاﻴﺧ, Tezkeretü’l-evliya


Date: [14--]?

Origin: Early Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 300 leaves : paper ; 201 x 143 mm. bound to 201 x 148 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 14 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped; with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, leaves separated from the beginning and missing from the beginning and the end.

Scope and Content

This is an early Ottoman translation of the biography of Sufi masters by Farīd al-Dīn Aṭṭār.
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Manuscript number: 181

Title (Romanized): [Hikayet-name]

Title (English): [Story book]


Date: Before 1590

Author: Cenabi Mustafa Efendi, d. 1590.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 435 leaves : paper ; 201 x 131 mm. bound to 201 x 138 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Orange marble paper on brown leather, with pink paste-downs, and fore-edge flap partially torn.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Provenance

Note on 1a establishes terminus ante quem

Scope and Content

A collection of strange tales culled by the author from choice histories in Arabic and Persian and translated into Turkish.
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Manuscript number: 182

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Silsiletü’z-zeheb

Title (English): [the translation of] the Chain of gold

Alternative titles: ﺳﻠﺳﻠﺘ ﺍﻟﺬهﺐ


Date: 1855

Author: Mehmet Rüstem Raşit
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 30 leaves : paper ; 244 x 176 mm. bound to 245 x 177 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Blue marble paper on boards, with burgundy leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink; marginalia.

Scope and Content

Treatise on the authorities in the chain of transmission of prophetic Hadith. Purportedly translated from an Arabic original by Muḥammad ibn Ismāī Bukhārī (810-870). The manuscript also contains the continuation of the same text by the translator.
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Manuscript number: 183

Title (Romanized): [İlm-i Faraiz]

Title (English): [Science of inheritance]

Alternative titles: Incipit: Tereke-i meyyite hukuk-i erbaa taalûk ider


Date: No date

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 85 leaves : paper ; 235 x 168 mm. bound to 233 x 167 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: brown paper.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; charts and formulae.

Scope and Content

The manuscript contains two brief treatises on inheritance, up to leaf 9b. These begin with: Tereke-i meyyite hukuk-i erbaa taalûk ider. The rest of manuscript contains charts and formulas on the rules of inheritance.
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Manuscript number: 184

Title (Romanized): [İlm-i Faraiz]

Title (English): [Science of inheritance]

Alternative titles: Incipit: Tereke-i meyyite hukuk-i erbaa taalûk ider


Date: [18--]

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 90 leaves : paper ; 223 x 157 mm. bound to 224 x 159 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: green marble paper on boards, with burgundy leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked words in red; charts and formulae.

Scope and Content

The manuscript contains two brief treatises on inheritance, up to leaf 9b, and the first two begin: Tereke-i meyyite hukuk-i erbaa taalûk ider. The rest of manuscript contains charts and formulas on the rules of inheritance.
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Manuscript number: 185

Title (Romanized): Ensab-i aşere-i mübeşşire

Title (English): The genealogies of the ten bearers of glad tidings

Alternative titles: ﺍﻦﺳاﺐ ﻋﺸﺮῑ ﻣﺐﺸﺮه, Ensabü’n-nebi ve aşere-i mübeşşire


Date: 1820

Author: Mehmet Said
Scribe: Abdülhamit Haşmet b. Mehmet Salim üsküdarî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 156 leaves : paper ; 234 x 145 mm. bound to 232 x 145 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Grey paper on boards, with burgundy leather around the edges, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

The history and genealogy of the prophet Muḥammad, his household, and some of the early companions (including Caliphs).
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Manuscript number: 186

Title (Romanized): İrşâdü’l-mürid ile’l-murad fî tercemet-i Mirsâdi’l-ibâd

Title (English): Guiding the seeker towards what is desired by translating The path of bondsmen

Alternative titles: ﺍرﺷاﺩ ﺍﻟﻤﺮﻴﺩ ﺍﻟﻰ ﺍﻟﻣرﺍﺩ ﻓﻰ ﺗﺮﺟﻣﺘ ﻣﺮﺻاﺩ ﺍﻟﻌﺐاﺩ


Date: [17--]

Author: Karahisarlι Kasim bin Mahmud; 15th cent.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 256 leaves : paper ; 230 x 161 mm. bound to 229 x 159 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Black leather, blind-stamped, with pink paste-downs, and fore-edge flap; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Scope and Content

Ottoman Turkish translation of Najm al-Dīn Rāzī’s (d. 1256 or 7) Mirṣād al-ibād min al-mabdá ilá al- máād. Completed in 1419 during the reign of Murad II.
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Manuscript number: 187

Title (Romanized): [Vakiyat]

Title (English): [Occurrences]


Date: [18--]

Author: Guzizade(?), Abdüllatif b. Mehmet Es’at 18th Cent.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 152 leaves : paper ; 224 x 166 mm. bound to 223 x 165 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Yellowed marble paper on boards, with leather stripe over spine, and yellow paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; some marginalia; leaves missing from the end.

Biography

The author's last name is spelled ﻏﺰﻯ ﺰﺍﺩﻩ in the Arabic script, and the Arabic version of his grandfather's name is given as الﻏﺰی. Presumably the pronunciation could also be Gazizade or Guzzazade.

Scope and Content

An account of the life of the author's grandfather who was a great Sufi master.
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Manuscript number: 188

Title (Romanized): Maalimü’l-yakin fî siret-i seyyidi’l-mürselin

Title (English): Certain knowledge in the biography of the lord of prophets

Alternative titles: ﻣﻌاﻟﻢ ﺍﻟﻴﻘﻴﻦ ﻓﻰ ﺳﻴﺮﺓ ﺳﻴﺩ ﺍﻟﻤﺮﺳﻠﻴﻦ


Date: [16--]

Author: Baki, 1526-1600
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 288 leaves : paper ; 213 x 136 mm. bound to 214 x 135 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with marble paste-downs, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

Biography of the prophet Muḥammad, translated into Turkish from an Arabic original entitled al-Mawāhib al-ladunīyah bi al-minaḥ al-Muḥammadiyah by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Qasṭallānī (1447 or 8-1517 or 18), and dedicated to a vizier named Mehmet Paşa (3b).
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Manuscript number: 189

Title (Romanized): Vahdetname

Title (English): Book of unity

Alternative titles: ﻭحﺩﺓ ﻦاﻣه


Date: [15--]

Author: Akşemseddin, 1389 or 90-1459
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 213 leaves : paper ; 202 x 142 mm. bound to 204 x 148 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 16 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq and Naskh.

Binding: Faux black Morocco.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; from 63a onwards in a 17th century hand.

Scope and Content

Sufism: A poem on the world, the soul, and religion. Original composed in 1459 (185b).Manuscript contains a second title as well.
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Manuscript number: 190

Title (Romanized): Ta’bir-i [divan-i] Hâfιz

Title (English): The interpretation of [the poetic anthology of] Ḥāfiẓ

Alternative titles: [Şerh-i] divan-i Hâfιz


Date: 1594 April

Author: Surūrī, Muṣliḥ al-Dīn, 1492-1562
Scribe: Ya’kup b. Hasan İstanbulu
Origin: Manisa, Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 312 leaves : paper ; 204 x 123 mm. bound to 203 x 124 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Burgundy leather, with gilt decoration, with pink and orange paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

Surūrī's commentary on the Persian poetry of Ḥāfiẓ (14th century).
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Manuscript number: 191

Title (Romanized): İrşâdü’l-mürid ile’l-murad fî tercemet-i Mirsâdü’l-ibâd

Title (English): Guiding the seeker towards what is desired by translating The path of bondsmen

Alternative titles: ﺍرﺷاﺩ ﺍﻟﻤﺮﻴﺩ ﺍﻟﻰ ﺍﻟﻣرﺍﺩ ﻓﻰ ﺗﺮﺟﻣﺘ ﻣﺮﺻاﺩ ﺍﻟﻌﺐاﺩ


Date: 1719

Author: Karahisarlι Kasim bin Mahmud; 15th cent.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 209 leaves : paper ; 209 x 145 mm. bound to 206 x 148 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with gilt decoration, pink paste-downs, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; quires at the beginning separated from binding.

Scope and Content

Ottoman Turkish translation of Najm al-Dīn Rāzī’s (d. 1256 or 7) Mirṣād al-ibād min al-mabdá ilá al- máād. Completed in 1419 during the reign of Murad II.
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Manuscript number: 192

Title (English): [For pious women]


Date: 1693 June

Scribe: İbahim b. İsmail
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 124 leaves : paper ; 212 x 146 mm. bound to 204 x 148 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap; badly frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; leaves missing from the beginning.

Scope and Content

The text seems to have been written for women, for it contains topics such as the rights of women over men, or the virtues of pious women, all illustrated with apt stories.
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Manuscript number: 193

Title (English): [Lyrics and scales]


Date: [19--]

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 178 leaves : paper ; 214 x 136 mm. bound to 215 x 135 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 10 lines of text per page, slanted.

Script: Riqā.

Binding: Black Morocco with green paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated; blank leaves throughout.

Scope and Content

A collection of lyrics for songs in various musical scales (makam).
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Manuscript number: 194

Title (Romanized): Bağ-i bihişt

Title (English): Garden of paradise

Alternative titles: ﺐاﻍ ﺐهﺸﺘ


Date: [16--]?

Author: [Hâc İlyas]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 236 leaves : paper ; 212 x 144 mm. bound to 210 x 150 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Cloth on boards, with leather stripe over spine, and fore-edge flap; badly frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated; some quires separating; water damage.

Scope and Content

Composition in verse on mysticism. The original was finished on Friday 12 February 1638 (247a).
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Manuscript number: 195

Title (Romanized): Tebyînü’l-meram

Title (English): Making the meaning clear

Alternative titles: ﺗﺐﻴﻴﻦ ﺍﻟﻤﺮﺍﻢ


Date: 1736 January

Author: Şeyh Mustafa
Scribe: Mehmet b. Hacι Halil Efendi
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 191 leaves : paper ; 201 x 139 mm. bound to 200 x 150 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with leather stripe over fore-edge and spine; marble paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated; marginalia.

Scope and Content

A commentary on a treatise called Beý ve şera (buying and purchasing) by Hamza Efendi. The volume also contains the text by Hamza Efendi, written in a nineteenth-century hand.
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Manuscript number: 196

Title (Romanized): [Min Künhü’l-ahbar]

Uniform title: Künh ül-ahbar

Title (English): [From the Cream of histories]


Date: 1652 January

Author: [Âlî, Mustafa bin Ahmet, 1541-1599]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 182 leaves : paper ; 197 x 140 mm. bound to 198 x 140 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown leather with yellow paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Scope and Content

The manuscript contains sections on the Umayyid, Abbasid, and Timurid dynasties from the famous 16th century Ottoman history. There is a second title in the volume as well, a continuation of Ibrahim Peçevî's history, originally composed in 1651.
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Manuscript number: 197

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Mesail-i garibe

Title (English): [Translation of] Strange problems


Date: 1714

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 231 leaves : paper ; 203 x 133 mm. bound to 202 x 133 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 16 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Burgundy leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap, and green canvass paste-downs; spine separated.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red or gilt borders; 4b, 14b, 20b, 29b, 33b, 45b, 50b, 160b, 172b, 188b, 203b, illuminated; 192b illustrated wit map of human tongue; marginalia.

Scope and Content

Translation of a treatise on prayer, originally composed by a certain Abdürrahim Efendi. The manuscript contains eighteen other titles, all in Turkish, short and long, in prose and verse, on religious matters including works by Ḥasan al-Baṣrī, Brigivi, Sanūsī.
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Manuscript number: 198

Title (Romanized): Teshilü’l-mikat

Title (English): Simplifying the fixed time

Alternative titles: ﺗﺳهﻴﻠ ﺍﻟﻤﻴﻘاﺓ


Date: 1683 April

Author: Ali b. Mustafa
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 93 leaves : paper ; 197 x 140 mm. bound to 198 x 140 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page, slanted.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded yellow/green paper on boards, with leather stripe over spine, ad fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; sheets of paper laid and tipped in.

Biography

The author says that he was the time-keeper of the Hakani Selimi mosque (1b).

Scope and Content

Treatise on the measurement of time based on the positions of the sun in the sky. The manuscript contains two other titles.
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Manuscript number: 199

Title (Romanized): Hιsnu’l-hasîn fî menheci’d-dîn

Title (English): Impregnable fortress on the path of religion

Alternative titles: حﺻﻦ ﺍﻟحﺻﻴﻦ ﻓﻰ ﻣﻦهﺟ ﺍﻟﺩﻴﻦ


Date: 1680

Author: Mūsā bin Hacι Hüseyn İznikī, d. 1434
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 193 leaves : paper ; 199 x 139 mm. bound to 195 x 145 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page, slanted.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; insect damage.

Scope and Content

Turkish translation of Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Ibn al-Jazarī's (1350-1429) Ḥuṣn al-ḥaṣīn min kalām Sayyid al- Mursalīn, dealing with Hadiths about prayer, charity, etc. The present translation is other than the Turkish translation of the same original by Yahya b. Abdülkerim.
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Manuscript number: 200

Title (Romanized): Zuhr-i Ahiret

Title (English): Treasure-store for the afterlife

Alternative titles: ذﺧﺮ ﺁﺧﺮﺓ


Date: [16--]

Author: Hasan Rιza
Scribe: Seyyid Hasan
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 32 leaves : paper ; 196 x 140 mm. bound to 195 x 141 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Soft burgundy leather with marble paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; quires separated.

Biography

Author also calls himself Seyyid Hasan Hacι Oğlu and Aksarayi. Late 19th/early 20th century note in pencil on 1a calls him Hasan Rιza Aksarayî.

Provenance

Note dated 1735 on 1a

Scope and Content

An ode praising the prophet, developed as a commentary on the Burdah of al-Būṣīrī. Original composed in 1644 during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan İbrahim I (1640-1648).
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Manuscript number: 201

Title (Romanized): [Vak’a-name]

Uniform title: Vakia-nâme-i Veysî Efendi

Title (English): [Book of occurrences]

Alternative titles: Vaqah'nāmah,


Date: [Before 1707]?

Author: Veysî, 1561-1628
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 143 leaves : paper ; 191 x 96 mm. bound to 195 x 108 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq and Naskh.

Binding: Soft brown leather; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, parts closed in gilt borders; 18b illuminated.

Scope and Content

A collection of historical occurrences of unrest, written by the author for the Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I (1603-1617). The manuscript contains another prose title, as well as copies of royal correspondences, verse and prose works of the poet Cevrî (Ibrahim, 17th cent.), and a treatise on inheritance. The latest date occurs on a number of leaves that may or may not have been part of any of the other fragments.
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Manuscript number: 202

Title (Romanized): [Pend-i Rical]

Title (English): [Advice to men]


Date: 1788 May

Author: [Mürîd-i Aydιnî]?
Scribe: Seyyid Hafιz b. Mustafa
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 142 leaves : paper ; 215 x 154 mm. bound to 217 x 159 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, blind-stamped; torn and frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; water damage; leaves missing from the beginning.

Biography

Author's name and title penciled by a modern hand on 1a. DP

Scope and Content

Ethical poem with stories. Several shorter prose and verse pieces are appended to the back, including Cevahirü’l-İslam (131a) and Kitap-i İbrahim Edhem (137a- 140b). To these are added short poems (141ba-142b) dated 18 November 1790.
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Manuscript number: 203

Title (Romanized): Dürretü’t-taç

Uniform title: Dürret üt-taç

Title (English): Pearl of the crown

Alternative titles: ﺩرﺓ ﺍﻟﺘاﺟ, Dürret üt- taç fi sahib-ül miraç, Durrat al-tāj


Date: 1727

Author: Veysî, 1561-1628
Scribe: Ali Edirnevi
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 257 leaves : paper ; 202 x 115 mm. bound to 197 x 112 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Black leather, with gilt decoration, and marble paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, bound in gilt borders, 1b, 130b, and 132 illuminated.

Scope and Content

Veysî's biography of the prophet Muhammad.
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Manuscript number: 204

Title (Romanized): Risale-i tevhîd

Uniform title: Risâle-i tevhîd

Title (English): Treatise on unity

Alternative titles: رﺳاﻟῑ ﺗﻮحﻴﺩ


Date: 1652

Author: [Yiğitbaşι Velî, 1435 or 6-1505?]
Scribe: İbrahim
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 125 leaves : paper ; 195 x 145 mm. bound to 192 x 140 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 16 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Burgundy leather, blind-stamped, with marble paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; water damage; quires separated from the spine.

Scope and Content

A treatise on sufism in ten chapters. There are three other titles in the manuscript, all by the same author (see Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. I: 225-226). The date and the scribe are for title 3 only.
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Manuscript number: 205

Title (Romanized): Nasihatü’l-müslimin

Title (English): Advice for Muslims

Alternative titles: ﻦﺻﻴحﺘ ﺍﻟﻤﺳﻠﻤﻴﻦ


Date: 1761 April

Author: Bekbazari, Mehmet b. Muharrem Çelebi
Scribe: Ali b. İbrahim
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 271 leaves : paper ; 200 x 135 mm. bound to 197 x 132 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, inlaid; frayed, worn, and separated.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders, 1b illuminated.

Biography

Form of author's name from manuscript 210.

Scope and Content

Commentary on a work entitled Vasiyetname written by the 16th-century theologian Mehmet Birgivi.
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Manuscript number: 206

Title (Romanized): [Macmua-i şiir]

Title (English): [Collection of poetry]


Date: [18--]

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 246 leaves : paper ; 211 x 148 mm. bound to 208 x 147 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh and Riqā.

Binding: Black leather, blind-stamped, with yellow paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink; table of contents; leaves missing from the beginning.

Scope and Content

A collection of lyrics, mostly in Turkish, but a few in Persian, of poets such as Hayâlî (d. 1557), Usûli, d. 1534, Khaṭā’ī (Shāh Ismāīl I, 1487-1524), Kul(?) Nesîmî (17th cent.), Nev’î (1533-1599), Baki (1526-1600), etc.
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Manuscript number: 207

Title (Romanized): Tevarih

Uniform title: Tarih-i Nişancι Mehmed Paşa

Title (English): Histories

Alternative titles: Tarih-i Nişancι Mehmet، ﺓﻭاریﺧ


Date: 1766 September

Author: Mehmed Paşa, Nişancι, 16th cent.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 138 leaves : paper ; 227 x 158 mm. bound to 226 x 154 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, inlaid, with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

Universal history, covering the events up to the enthronement of the Ottoman Sultan Selim II on Sunday 29 September 1566 C.E.
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Manuscript number: 208

Title (Romanized): [Resail]

Title (English): [Treatises]


Date: 1819 August

Author: Mehmet Sadik Erzincanî, d. 1794
Scribe: Hâfιz Mehmet Emin
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 47 leaves : paper ; 204 x 1468 mm. bound to 202 x 145 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Marble paper on boards with brown leather stripe over spine, fore-edge flap, and orange paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

A collection of treatises by Erzincanî on Sufism. The manuscript contains six title in all.
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Manuscript number: 209

Title (Romanized): Tercüme-i Reşehat-i aynü’l-hayat

Uniform title: Reşehat-i ayn el-hayat

Title (English): The translation of Drops of the spring of life

Alternative titles: ﺗﺮﺟﻣῑ رﺷحاﺓ ﻋﻴﻦ ﺍﻟحﻴاﺓ, Rashaḥāt- ί ayn al-ḥayāt


Date: 1659

Author: Ma’ruf, Mehmet; d. 1593.
Scribe: Seyyid İbrahim b. Seyyid Mehmet Rehavi
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 328 leaves : paper ; 200 x 120 mm. bound to 189 x 133 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Black Morocco with leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, bound in gilt borders, 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

This a Turkish translation of the biography of Sufi masters originally composed in Persian by Ḥusayn Vāiẓ Kāshifī (d. 1504 or 5). The translation is dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan Murad III (r. 1574-95).
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Manuscript number: 210

Title (Romanized): Nasihatü’l-müslimin

Title (English): Advice for Muslims

Alternative titles: ﻦﺻﻴحﺘ ﺍﻟﻤﺳﻠﻤﻴﻦ


Date: 1714

Author: Bekbazari, Mehmet b. Muharrem Çelebi
Scribe: Bekbazari, Mehmet b. Muharrem Çelebi
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 240 leaves : paper ; 219 x 159 mm. bound to 218 x 154 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, inlaid, with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, occasionally enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

Commentary on a work entitled Vasiyetname written by the 16th-century theologian Mehmet Birgivi.
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Manuscript number: 211

Title (Romanized): Zübdetü’l-kelâm fî mâ yahtâcü ileyhi’l-hâss ve’l-âmm

Title (English): The cream of discourse in what both the masses and the elite need

Alternative titles: ﺯﺐﺩﺓ ﺍﻟکῑﻢ ﻓﻴﻤا ﻴحﺘاﺟ ﺍﻟﻴه ﺍﻟﺧﻮﺍﺻ ﻭﺍﻟﻌﻮﺍﻢ


Date: [17--]

Author: Vecdi, d. 1660
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 330 leaves : paper ; 212 x 144 mm. bound to 210 x 142 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, inlaid, with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Biography

There are two records for a Vecdi who died in 1660. LOC record: Vecdi Abdülbaki, d. 1660 credits him with a poetic anthology, and Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. I: 461 record: Vecdī Ahmet Efendi credits him the present title.

Scope and Content

Islamic tenets and doctrines, on prayer, faith, learning, charity, etc.
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Manuscript number: 212

Title (Romanized): [Divan]

Title (English): [Poetic anthology]


Date: [17--]?

Author: Ulvî, d. 1585
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 158 leaves : paper ; 193 x 113 mm. bound to 196 x 114 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 20 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown leather, inlaid, with fore-edge flap, and yellow paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, occasionally enclosed in red borders; leaves missing from the end.

Biography

Author identified by reference to Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al- ẓunūn, as well as Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. II: 23 where his name is fully spelled Ulvî Mehmet Çelebi.

Scope and Content

Collected poems of the sixteenth-century Ottoman poet, from Istanbul.
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Manuscript number: 213

Title (Romanized): [Hâzâ kitab-i ferâiz]

Title (English): [Here is the book of inheritance law]


Date: 1490

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 137 leaves : paper ; 167 x 125 mm. bound to 168 x 125 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap; separating.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages underlined in red; notes added to the end; marginalia.

Scope and Content

A Turkish commentary on an Arabic book on the rules of inheritance.
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Manuscript number: 214

Title (Romanized): [Siyer-i Nebî]

Uniform title: Kitab-i siyer-i Nebî : Büyük Islâm tarihi

Title (English): [Biography of the prophet]


Date: [15--]

Author: [Darîr, 14th cent]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 276 leaves : paper ; 170 x 120 mm. bound to 168 x 125 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped; front board missing.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; original leaves in the beginning and end separated and rewritten in a later hand.

Biography

Identity of the author from a 19th/early 20th century note scribbled on the cover, accepted by DP.

Scope and Content

Apparently Darîr's biography of the prophet Muḥammad. Two volumes bound in one.
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Manuscript number: 215

Title (Romanized): Hediyyetü’l-ihvân ve atiyyetü’s-sιbyân

Title (English): The gift of the brethren and the present of the boys

Alternative titles: هﺩﻴﺘ ﺍῑﺧﻮﺍﻦ ﻭﻋﻄﻴﺘ ﺍﻟﺻﺐﻴاﻦ


Date: 1689 March

Author: Şeyh Musa Efendi
Scribe: Mehmet b. Halil
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 243 leaves : paper ; 196 x 143 mm. bound to 195 x 148 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Pink and white cloth on boards; separated.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; insect damage.

Biography

Author designates himself a preacher from Galata (al-wā’iẓ Ghalaṭawī).

Scope and Content

Treatise intended for instruction of the fundamentals of religion and legal obligations of Islam.
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Manuscript number: 216

Title (Romanized): Dürr-i meknûn ve sιrr-i masun

Title (English): Hidden pearl and protected secret

Alternative titles: ﺩر ﻣکﻦﻮﻦ ﻭ ﺳﺮ ﻣﺻﻮﻦ


Date: [16--]

Author: Cenabî, Mustafa, d. 1590
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 358 leaves : paper ; 202 x 140 mm. bound to 201 x 144 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with blind-stamped leather strip over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; blank leaves near the end; ending missing.

Biography

The author calls himself Seyyid Mustafa b. Hasan el-Hüseyni. Matching this author with the title is Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. III: 39-40.

Scope and Content

A universal history up to the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Murad III (1574- 1595), translated from the author's own Arabic original entitled Nihāyat al-marām wa baḥr jawāhir al-kalām.
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Manuscript number: 217

Title (English): [Religious poems]


Date: 1730

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 169 leaves : paper ; 211 x 156 mm. bound to 210 x 146 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with dark brown leather strip over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; leaves missing from the beginning; water damage.

Scope and Content

A collection of long rhyming poems (Mesnevis) on the prophets Joseph, Job, Muhammad, etc. The author of the first treatise occasionally refers to himself(?) with the pen-name Beygi (20b, 22b, 26b).
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Manuscript number: 218

Title (Romanized): ed-Dürrü’l-münazzam fî sιrrι’l- ismi’l-âzam

Title (English): The arranged pearl in the secret of the most grand name

Alternative titles: ﺍﻟﺩر ﺍﻟﻤﻦﻆﻢ ﻓﻰ ﺳﺮ ﺍῑﺳﻢ ﺍῑﻋﻆﻢ,


Date: 1678 March

Author: Şerif b. Seyyid Mehmet b. Şeyh Seyyid Burhan
Scribe: Ahmet Paşazade Akhisari
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 326 leaves : paper ; 204 x 149 mm. bound to 208 x 157 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, back cover all but faded; with red leather strip over spine; and marble paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; quires almost entirely separated.

Scope and Content

Translation of an Arabic original entitled Miftāḥ jafr al- jāḿ wa miṣbāḥ al-nūr al-lāmí by Bistāmī (Abd al- Raḥmān ibn Muḥammad, ca. 1380-1454), undertaken by the order of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet III (1595-1603). Apparently on charms and numerology.
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Manuscript number: 219

Title (Romanized): Dürr-i yetim

Title (English): The rare pearl

Alternative titles: ﺩر ﻴﺘﻴﻢ, Tercüme-i Cavidan-name


Date: 1639 Spetember

Author: Derviş Murteza Bektaşî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 268 leaves : paper ; 194 x 125 mm. bound to 195 x 130 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 24 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Burgundy leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; charts and graphs.

Scope and Content

A translation of a Persian text entitled Jāvīdān’nāmah, on numerology and divination, apparently a Hurufi text originally composed by Náīmī Tabrīzī, Fazl Allāh, 1340-1394 (see DP). A brief versified version of the same title, apparently by the same author, is appended to the end of the manuscript (ff. 265b-268a). A table of contents is at the beginning.
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Manuscript number: 220

Title (Romanized): [Müretteb-i deka’iku’l-hakaik]

Title (English): [The exactitudes of truths well arranged]

Alternative titles: [Murattab Daqā’iq al-ḥaqā’iq]


Date: 1550

Author: üsküpî Ulvî, Ahmet b. Hιzιr
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 178 leaves : paper ; 192 x 128 mm. bound to 192 x 135 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Green cloth on boards with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; marginalia.

Biography

The second part of the author's name may also be Alevi (as opposed to Ulvi). Kâtip Çelebi refers to him as "the poet".

Scope and Content

A glossary of Perso-Arabic terms into Ottoman Turkish, originally composed by Kemalpaşazade (1468 or 9-1534) in 1533 (see reference in KZ), here rearranged by the author of the present manuscript.
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Manuscript number: 221

Title (Romanized): Gülşen-i râz[-i manzum]

Title (English): Flower-garden of mystery [versified]

Alternative titles: ﻛﻠﺸﻦ رﺍﺯ , Tercüme-i Gülşen-i râz, Gulshan-i rāz


Date: [15--]?

Author: Şîrâzî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 89 leaves : paper ; 192 x 128 mm. bound to 192 x 135 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; water damage; leaves missing from the beginning and the end.

Biography

DP calls the author Elvan-i Şîrâzî (following a penciled note by a late 19th/early 20th century hand on the inside of the front cover), and dates the composition to 1417, i.e. during the reign of the ottoman Sultan Murad II (r. 1421-1451).

Scope and Content

A versified translation into Turkish of an original Persian text on Sufism by Shabistarī (Maḥmūd ibn Abd al-Karīm, d. ca. 1320.)
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Manuscript number: 222

Title (Romanized): el-Kitabü’l-Müntahab min şerhi’l-Gülistan

Title (English): Selections from the commentary of the Rose-garden

Alternative titles: ﺍﻟکﺘاﺐ ﺍﻟﻤﻦﺘﺧﺐ ﻣﻦ ﺷﺮح ﺍﻟکﻠﺳﺘاﻦ, al-Kitāb al-Muntakhab min sharh al- Gulistān


Date: 1754

Author: Trablusî Atinavî, Ahmet b. Ali Mevlevi
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 220 leaves : paper ; 212 x 162 mm. bound to 211 x 168 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 31 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Scope and Content

The present text is a selection of a commentary upon the Gulistān of Sádī. A note in the front endpaper attributes the original commentary to Bosnavîi Sudi (d. 1596 or 7). The author/scribe refers to the events in the year 1754, but a chronogram as well as actual digits at the end of the manuscript give the date October 1595, presumably the date of the original manuscript from which the copy or the selections were made.
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Manuscript number: 223

Title (Romanized): Tercüme-i Reşehat-i aynü’l-hayat

Uniform title: Reşehat-i ayn el-hayat

Title (English): The translation of Drops of the spring of life

Alternative titles: ﺗﺮﺟﻣῑ رﺷحاﺓ ﻋﻴﻦ ﺍﻟحﻴاﺓ, Rashaḥāt-i ayn al-ḥayāt


Date: 1812

Author: Ma’ruf, Mehmet; d. 1593
Scribe: Mustafa b. Şeyh Said Efendi el-Hüseyni
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 330 leaves : paper ; 205 x 149 mm. bound to 202 x 152 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded black leather, blind-stamped, with torn-off fore-edge flap; marble paste-downs; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; extensive marginalia.

Scope and Content

This a Turkish translation of the biography of Sufi masters originally composed in Persian by Ḥusayn Vāiẓ Kāshifī (d. 1504 or 5). The translation is dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan Murad III (r. 1574-95).
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Manuscript number: 224

Title (Romanized): Ta’bir-i [divan-i] Hâfιz

Title (English): The interpretation of [the poetic anthology of] Ḥāfiẓ

Alternative titles: Şerh-i divan-i Hâfιz


Date: [1600]?

Author: Surūrī, Muṣliḥ al-Dīn, 1492-1562
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 334 leaves : paper ; 209 x 110 mm. bound to 208 x 112 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, inlaid, with fore-edge flap; burgundy paste-downs; gilt decoration.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated; extensive marginalia.

Provenance

Abdullah b. Hüseyn Kιrιmî (front endpaper); Çelebizade or Halebizade (front endpaper)

Scope and Content

Surūrī's commentary on the Persian poetry of Ḥāfiẓ (14th century).
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Manuscript number: 225

Title (Romanized): Menakιbname[-i Şa’ban Efendi]

Uniform title: Menakιb-i şerif-i Pîr-i Halveti Hazret-i Şaban-i Veli; Risale-yi Türbename

Title (English): The biography [of Şa’ban Efendi]

Alternative titles: ﻣﻦاﻘﺐ ﻦاﻣه, Manāqib’nāmah-i Shábān Efendi


Date: [18--]

Author: Ömer Fuâdî, 1560-1636
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 148 leaves : paper ; 200 x 125 mm. bound to 196 x 121 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Blue marble paper on boards, with yellow marble paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; leaf 1 separated.

Provenance

Mehmet Tevfik (ownership stamp on front endpaper)

Scope and Content

A biography of the Halveti Sufi Şaban-i Veli, d. 1569, composed during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Ahmet I (1603-1617). The manuscript contains a second title by the same author.
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Manuscript number: 226

Title (Romanized): Nakd-i hâtιr

Title (English): Money for the memory

Alternative titles: ﻦﻘﺩ ﺧاﻃﺮ, Naqd-i khāṭir, Naqd al-khāṭir, Naqd al-khawāṭir


Date: 1654 May

Author: Şemseddin Sivasî, 1520?-1597?
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 218 leaves : paper ; 198 x 126 mm. bound to 201 x 127 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown and burgundy leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap, and yellow paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated.

Provenance

Müezzin(?) Sâlih (his signature on front endpaper)

Scope and Content

A Turkish commentary on the Koranic chapter 18 (the cave), but also containing many stories about Moses, originally begun 1594 under the Ottoman Sultan Murad III but then dedicated (4b) to Mehmet III (1595-1603) after the former's death.
 

Manuscript number: 227

Title (Romanized): [Şir’atü’l-İslâm tercümesi]

Title (English): [Translation of Laws of Islam]

Alternative titles: ShiŔat al-Islām


Date: [16--]?

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 137 leaves : paper ; 192 x 140 mm. bound to 190 x 140 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Fading green marble paper on boards.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; leaves missing from the end.

Provenance

Mehmet Sa’dullah (note on front endpaper)

Scope and Content

A translation of a treatise on the rules and doctrines of Islam. DP, following Karatay, Fehmi Edhem, Topkapi Sarayi Müzesi Kütüphanesi türkçe yazmalar kataloğu, mss. 81, suggests that the present manuscript might be the commentary of Burūsawī (Yáqub ibn Alī, d. 1524 or 5) on a text by Imām Zādah (Muḥammad ibn Abī Bakr, 1097 or 8-1177 or 8). However, the first sentence of Burūsawī's translation, quoted by Karatay, does not agree with the first sentence of the present manuscript. Kâtip Çelebi too quotes a number of commentators for an Arabic book of the same title, but the first sentence of none of them matches the present work.
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Manuscript number: 228

Title (Romanized): [Ebu Müslim-name]?

Title (English): [The story of Abu Muslim]?


Date: [19th/early 20th century]

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 138 leaves : paper ; 240 x 170 mm. bound to 238 x 171 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh, Nastálῑq, and Riqā.

Binding: Burgundy leather, with fore-edge flap, and green paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, occasional marked words in red; several hands.

Provenance

Bağdatizade Hüseyn Ağa (signature and stamp on 1a and 2a).

Scope and Content

This is the first of a three volume work that seems to be the Turkish translation of the Persian Abu Muslim'nāmah of Abū Ṭāhir Tarsūsī (Muḥammad ibn Ḥasan), and begins with the tale of Ahmet Zemci. Ire`ne Melikoff, in her Abu Muslim, le "porte- hache" du Khorassan, dans la tradition epique turco-iranienne also refers to a Zemciname. It is a legendary account of Abū Muslim Abd al-Raḥmān ibn Muslim (8th cent.).
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Manuscript number: 229

Title (Romanized): Makasιd-i aliyye fî şerhi’t-Taiyye

Title (English): The sublime finales in the commentary of the Quest

Alternative titles: ﻣﻘاﺻﺩ ﻋﻠﻴﺘ ﻓﻰ ﺷﺮح ﺗاﺋﻴﺘ, Maqāṣad alīyah fī sharḥ al-tā’īyah


Date: 1886 April

Author: Ismail Ankaravî, d. 1631 or 2
Scribe: Ali Edirnevi
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 237 leaves : paper ; 210 x 148 mm. bound to 210 x 150 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Black leather, with fore-edge flap, and green paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, occasional marked words in red.

Scope and Content

A Turkish commentary upon the ode known as Tā’īyah written by Ibn al-Fāriḍ (Umar ibń Alī, 1181 or 2-1235). Original composed in September of 1616.
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Manuscript number: 230

Title (Romanized): Münyetü’l-ebrâr ve gunyetü’l-ahyâr

Title (English): The wish of the good and the wealth of the upright

Alternative titles: ﻣﻦﻴﺘ ﺍῑﺐﺮﺍر ﻭﻍﻦﻴﺘ ﺍῑﺧﻴار, Munyat al- abrār wa ghunyat al-akhyār


Date: 1776

Author: Abdürrahim Karahisarî, 15th cent.
Scribe: Hâc Halil Yusuf
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 164 leaves : paper ; 211 x 145 mm. bound to 209 x 141 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Marble paper on boards, with fore-edge flap, and yellow paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated.

Biography

Author calls himself Abd al-Raḥīm al- Qaraḥiṣārī ibn Alā’ al-Dīn al-Miṣrī, also known as Mιsιrlιoğlu Abdürrahim Karahisarî.

Scope and Content

A treatise on Sufism, concerning the dicta of the sage Akşemseddin (1389 or 90-1459), composed during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II (14441445, 14511481).
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Manuscript number: 231

Title (Romanized): [Şerh-i] Mantιku’t-tayr

Title (English): [Commentary upon] the Conference of birds

Alternative titles: ﺷﺮح ﻣﻦﻄﻘ ﺍﻟﻃﻴﺮ, Sharḥ-i Manṭiq al-Ṭayr


Date: 1690

Author: Şem’î Şemullah Perzerini, d. 1591
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 108 leaves : paper ; 208 x 130 mm. bound to 205 x 134 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Marble paper on boards, with brown leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; marginalia.

Biography

Form of author's name from Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. II: 394. The death- date is obviously wrong.

Scope and Content

A commentary upon the Persian mystical poem of Farīd al- Dīn Aṭṭār (d. ca. 1230), composed in April/May of 1597, during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed III (15951603) and dedicated to a certain Yeniçeri Ağasι Hasan Ağa.
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Manuscript number: 232

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i Vikayetü’r-rivaye fi mesaili’l-hidaye]?

Title (English): [Translation of the Preserving of narratives regarding the issues of guidance]?

Alternative titles: ﻭﻘاﻴﺘ ﺍﻟﺮﻭﺍﻴﺘ ﻓﻰ ﻣﺳاﺋﻠ ﺍﻟهﺩﺍﻴﺘ, Wiqāyat al-riwāyah fī masā’il al-hidāyah]?


Date: 1581 February

Author: Devletoğlu Yusuf Balιkesri, 15th cent.
Scribe: [Aydιn b. Seyyid b. Ali]?
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 185 leaves : paper ; 200 x 138 mm. bound to 200 x 141 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh and Nastálῑq.

Binding: Faded brown leather.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; water damage; leaves missing from the beginning.

Biography

Connecting the author with the title using Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al- ẓunūn under the original.

Scope and Content

The author gives the date 1424 and has dedicated the work to Ottoman Sultan Murad II (Murad II (14211444 and 14451451). But Kâtip Çelebi whose Kashf al-ẓunūn has been used to identify the title writes that the author had done the translation in 1462 and dedicated to Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II (14441445, 14511481). If the same title, then this is a translation into Turkish verse of an Arabic original on religious doctrines and regulations composed by the fourteenth century al-Maḥbubī, itself being an epitome of a work by al-Marghīnānī (d. 1196 or 7).
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Manuscript number: 233

Title (Romanized): [Menâkιb-ι şerif-i Hünkâr Sultân Hacι Bektâş-ι Velî Horasânî]

Title (English): [The blessed life of Hünkâr Sultân Hacι Bektâş-ι Velî of Khurāsān]


Date: 1764

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 131 leaves : paper ; 205 x 148 mm. bound to 205 x 148 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh and Nastálῑq.

Binding: Black leather, with fore-edge flap, and black leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink; some leaves rewritten in a later hand and attached to the manuscript.

Scope and Content

A biography in verse of the thirteenth century Anatolian Sufi master Hacι Bektaş Velî.
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Manuscript number: 234

Title (Romanized): [Divan ve Risale]

Title (English): [Poetic anthology and treatise]


Date: 1776

Author: Yusuf Hakki, Usküdarî; 18th cent.
Scribe: Seyyid Mehmet Fahrettin
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 37 leaves : paper ; 207 x 154 mm. bound to 206 x 153 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 11 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Water-damaged green paper on boards, with burgundy leather stripe around the edges.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders.

Biography

The full name of the author is spelled Quṭb al-Ārifīn al- Uskudārī al-Shaykh al-ayyid Yusuf Ḥaqqī.

Scope and Content

The collected poems of Yusuf Hakki, copied by one of his disciples after his death. The manuscript also contains a brief treatise in prose and verse by the same author.
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Manuscript number: 235

Title (Romanized): [Divan]

Uniform title: Nâ'ili-i Kadim divâni

Title (English): [Poetic anthology]

Alternative titles: ﺩﻴﻮﺍﻦ ﻦاﺋﻠﻰ


Date: [18--]

Author: Na’ilî, d. 1666
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 137 leaves : paper ; 210 x 159 mm. bound to 211 x 161 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 11 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Beige paper on boards, with brown leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink; some water damage.

Scope and Content

Collection of the lyrics of the Ottoman poet Na’ilî. The gazels occur at the end of the book.
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Manuscript number: 236

Title (Romanized): [Divan]

Title (English): [Poetic anthology]


Date: [18--]

Author: Ganîzâde Mehmet Nâdirî, 1572-1626
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 32 leaves : paper ; 203 x 157 mm. bound to 210 x 163 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 18 lines of text per page.

Script: Riqā.

Binding: Green cloth on boards, with gilt decorations, and pink paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink.

Scope and Content

Selection of the poems of Ganîzâde Mehmet Nâdirî, copied in a notebook from the 19th or early 20th century.
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Manuscript number: 237

Title (Romanized): Ravzatü’l-İslam

Title (English): The garden of Islam

Alternative titles: رﻭﻀﺘ ﺍῑﺳῑﻢ, Rawḍat al-Islām


Date: No date

Author: Âbidî?
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 81 leaves : paper ; 203 x 157 mm. bound to 210 x 163 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Beige paper on boards, with brown leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; water damage; ending missing.

Biography

A penciled note from the 19th or early 20th century as underlined and question-marked a phrase in the second hemistiches of the first verse of 6a as possibly the author's name (The full name being Muradî Âbidî. DP accepts this.

Scope and Content

A Turkish translation in verse of ShiŔat al-Islām by Imām Zādah (Muḥammad ibn Abī Bakr, 1097 or 8-1177 or 8). The original was composed in 1511, during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Beyazid II (14811512).
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Manuscript number: 238

Title (Romanized): [Şerh-i Virdü’s-settar]

Title (English): [Commentary on the Rose of the one who veils]

Alternative titles: [Sharḥ Ward al-sattār]


Date: [18--]

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 130 leaves : paper ; 222 x 152 mm. bound to 222 x 155 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Riqā.

Binding: Black leather, with gilt decoration; fore-edge flap; and green paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

A Turkish commentary on a Turkish text on the required deeds for all those who are on the [Sufi] path (83b) originally composed by Ömer Fuâdî, 1560-1636. This text is itself copied on the leaves following the commentary. The manuscript also contains several shorter tractae by Ömer Fuâdî, Abdullah b. Mehmet Mιsrîι, and Ibn al-Arabī (1165- 1240).
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Manuscript number: 239

Title (Romanized): [Şerh-i risale-i Ustüvani Mehmet Efendi]

Title (English): [Commentary upon the treatises by Ustüvani Mehmet Efendi]

Alternative titles: [Sharḥ risālat Ustuwānī Muḥammad Afandī]


Date: [17--]?

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 52 leaves : paper ; 217 x 158 mm. bound to 215 x 160 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Beige leather; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; water damage.

Scope and Content

A Turkish commentary on a treatise by Mehmet Ustüvani on faith, religion, prayer, ablutions, etc. A very short title, "Nasihet-i İblis" [Advice of the Devil] is appended to the end.
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Manuscript number: 240

Title (Romanized): [Şerh-i Eyyühe’l-veled]

Title (English): [Commentary upon O, my son]

Alternative titles: ﺍﻴها ﺍﻟﻮﻟﺩ


Date: [17--]

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 48 leaves : paper ; 209 x 149 mm. bound to 208 x 155 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Marble paper on boards, with burgundy leather stripe around the edges; fore-edge flap; gray paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; marginalia.

Biography

Kâtip Çelebi says that a certain Emir Mustafa b. Ali known as Âlî had translated the Arabic into Turkish and had called it Tuhfetü’s-suleha.

Scope and Content

A commentary and translation of a work entitled Ayyuha al-walad, originally in Arabic and by Ghazzālī (1058-1111).
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Manuscript number: 241

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Ravzatü’l-müttekîn

Title (English): [The translation of] the Garden of the pious

Alternative titles: رﻭﻀﺘ ﺍﻟﻤﺘﻘﻴﻦ, Rawḍat al-muttaqīn


Date: No date

Author: Mehmet b. Mustafa
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 158 leaves : paper ; 216 x 157 mm. bound to 216 x 153 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Beige cloth on boards, with brown leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; water damage; quires separated.

Biography

Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. I: 350-351 gives the full name of the original author as well as the full title. Kâtip Çelebi says that the original author was son of (Abdullatîf ibn Melek, fl. 1392). Furthermore, the author of the present translation gives the full name of the author as: Ferişteoğlu Abdullatîf'in Oğlu Mehmet. This latter form of the name, as well as the death date, resembles closely the LOC record of a certain Abdulmecîd ibn Ferişte (fl. 1450), who, along with Abdullatîf ibn Melek is credited for the writing of a dictionary entitled Luğat-i Ferişteoğlu.

Scope and Content

A Turkish translation of a book on the wonders of the world originally composed by İbn Melekzade Mehmet Efendi d. 1450.
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Manuscript number: 242

Title (Romanized): [Şerh-i Makâle-i Şeyh Hacι Bayram]

Title (English): [Commentary on the Discourse of Şeyh Hacι Bayram]


Date: 1706?

Author: İsmail Hakki, Bursalι, 1653-1724 or 5
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 94 leaves : paper ; 217 x 138 mm. bound to 217 x 138 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Burgundy leather with black leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; marginalia.

Provenance

Mehmet Emin b. Ahmet Kâtip (his ownership stamp, dated 1767 on 1a).

Scope and Content

A commentary on the writing of the Anatolian mystic Haci Bayram Veli (1352?-1429). The manuscript contains six other titles.
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Manuscript number: 243

Title (Romanized): Hakîkatü’l-hürriyye

Title (English): The garden of freedom

Alternative titles: حﺩﻴﻘﺘ ﺍﻟحﺮﻴﺘ, Ḥadīqat al-ḥurriyah


Date: [Late 18--/Early 19--]

Author: Kureyşîzade Mehmet Fevzi, d. 1900
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 19 leaves : paper ; 235 x 170 mm. bound to 233 x 180 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Green marble paper with burgundy leather stripe over spine; spine burned.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Biography

The author gives his full name as "esbak Edirne müftisi el-Hâc Mehmet Fevzi".

Scope and Content

A treatise to counter anti-Sunni teachings and behavior.
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Manuscript number: 244

Title (Romanized): Câmiü’l-ahkâm fî mesaili’l-has [ve’]l-âmm

Title (English): Compendium of rulings in the problems of the elite and the masses

Alternative titles: ﺟاﻣع ﺍῑحکاﻢ ﻓﻰ ﻣﺳاﺋﻠ ﺍﻟﺧاﺻ [ﻭ] اﻠعاﻢ, Jāmí al-aḥkām fī masā’il al-khāṣṣ [wa] al-āmm


Date: 1801

Author: Osman Efendi, Kasιmpaşalι Muvakkιt
Scribe: Derviş Hamdî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 203 leaves : paper ; 196 x 150 mm. bound to 197 x 152 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Blue paper on boards with burgundy leather stripe over spine; blue marble paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; several charts.

Biography

The present form of the author's name from Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. III: 285. The author gives the name as Osman b. Mehmet Muvakkιt. The present form of the name of the second author is derived from Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. III: 280.

Scope and Content

Treatise on astronomy/astrology and related mathematics. The manuscript contains a second title, as well as several charts and notes appended to the end.
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Manuscript number: 245

Title (Romanized): [Şerh-i Şafiye]

Title (English): [Commentary upon Shāfiyah]


Date: [Late 17--]?

Author: Salâhi, Abdullah d. 1782
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 267 leaves : paper ; 213 x 151 mm. bound to 211 x 155 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather with gilt decoration and separated fore-edge flap; front board missing.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated; several leaves at the beginning separated from the spine.

Biography

The author gives his full name as Derviş Abdullah Salâhi.

Scope and Content

A Turkish commentary upon an Arabic treatise on verbal inflections called al-Shāfiyah fī ilm al-taṣrīf by Uthmān ibn Umar Ibn al-Ḥājib (1175-1249).
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Manuscript number: 246

Title (Romanized): [Vasιyyetname-i Hasan Basrî]

Title (English): [The testament of Ḥasan al-Baṣrī]


Date: 1599 January

Author: [Ḥasan al-Baṣrī, 641 or 2-728 or 9]
Scribe: Mehmet [’sl(s)trhvi]?
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 170 leaves : paper ; 203 x 140 mm. bound to 212 x 145 mm.
Language of Material: Arabic Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 18 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq and Naskh.

Binding: Black cloth on boards with brown leather stripe over spine and pink paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, occasionally enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

Arabic treatise attributed to the early Islamic mystic Ḥasan al- Baṣrī. The manuscript contains several other short and long titles such as the Hadîs-i Erba’in, Faḍā’il al-Makkah, Cehdname-i Mağribi, Şerh-i esmai’l- hüsna, and Risle-i ehl-i sünnet, etc.
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Manuscript number: 247

Title (Romanized): [Tuhfetü’l-Mükemmilat(?)]

Title (English): [Gift of the perfected ones(?)]

Alternative titles: [(?) ﺗحﻓﺘ ﺍﻟﻤکﻤῑﺓ]


Date: After 1707

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 139 leaves : paper ; 187 x 125 mm. bound to 180 x 125 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Yellow paper on boards with brown leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

Treatise in Turkish on religion, starting with various numerical values of the Koran, and including stories of the prophets.
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Manuscript number: 248

Title (Romanized): [Abuşka luğatι]

Title (English): [Abushqa dictionary]

Alternative titles: اﺐﻭﺷﻘه, Dictionnaire djaghatai-turc


Date: [16--]

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 116 leaves : paper ; 177 x 115 mm. bound to 177 x 119 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Marble paper on black leather boards; with fore-edge flap; and red paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Scope and Content

A dictionary of Chaghatay words to Ottoman, written for the exposition of the poems of Mīr Alī Shīr Nawā’ī, 1441-1501.
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Manuscript number: 249

Title (Romanized): [Hâzâ kitabü’ş-Şemsiyye fi’l-kavaidi’l- kur’aniyye]

Title (English): [This is the solar book regarding Koranic rules]

Alternative titles: [هﺬﺍ ﻛﺘاﺐ ﺍﻟﺸﻤﺳﻴﺘ ﻓﻴ ﺍﻟﻘﻮﺍﻋﺩ ﺍﻟﻘﺮﺁﻦﻴﺘ], [Hādhā kitāb al- shamsīyah fī qawāid al-qur’ānīyah]


Date: Before 1702

Author: Konevî, Ahmet b. Karaman
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 125 leaves : paper ; 137 x 100 mm. bound to 137 x 102 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 7 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Pink paper on black leather boards; with fore-edge flap; and burgundy paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; ending is missing.

Scope and Content

A guide to the recitation rules of the Koran. The text is probably much older, perhaps a century or more, than the date inscribed on 1a by a later hand.
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Manuscript number: 250

Title (Romanized): Aşkname

Uniform title: Aşkname-i ilahi

Title (English): Book of love

Alternative titles: ﻋﺸﻘ ﻦاﻣه, Ishq’nāmah


Date: Before 1718

Author: Abdulmecîd ibn Ferişte, fl. 1450.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 137 leaves : paper ; 155 x 111 mm. bound to 155 x 112 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Faded marble paper on boards with leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in faded blue borders; water damage.

Biography

Author also known as Firişteoğlu, Abdülmecid, d. 1469.

Scope and Content

A Turkish translation of an original Persian written about the Shiite Imams Alī and the Mahdī, possibly a Ḥurūfī text (see DP reference below).
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Manuscript number: 251

Title (Romanized): [Hâzâ macmuati’l-fakir Hatipzade]

Title (English): [This is the anthology of the poor Hatipzade]


Date: [17--]

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 169 leaves : paper ; 165 x 106 mm. bound to 167 x 110 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 12 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Marble paper on boards with burgundy leather stripe over spine; and yellow paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Provenance

Hatipzade Seyyid Mehmet Hamdullah the Kadι of Bursa (oldest ownership stamp on front endpaper)

Scope and Content

A notebook including poems by Hasîb Efendi, Sâbit, Ruşenî, Za’îfî, and Yunus Emre; prayers; religious rulings; names of the men who fought in the battle of Badr with the Prophet Muḥammad; letters; treatises; etc.
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Manuscript number: 252

Title (Romanized): Maksadü’l-aksa [tercümesi]

Title (English): [Translation of the] Destination of those who are farthest

Alternative titles: ﻣﻘﺻﺩ ﺍῑﻘﺻﻰ, Maqṣad al-Aqṣá


Date: 1597 February

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 315 leaves : paper ; 144 x 96 mm. bound to 144 x 96 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh, Nastálῑq, and Dīwānī.

Binding: Burgundy leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap, and pink paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, mostly enclosed in red borders; some marginalia; the second title used to be an independent and separately paginated manuscript which has been cut and rebound with the first title.

Scope and Content

This is an anonymous Turkish translation of the Sufi work entitled Maqṣad al-Aqṣá by Nasafī (Azīz al-Dīn ibn Muḥammad, 13th cent.). The manuscript also contains a second title, as well as short or longer poem in between the two titles as well as the end.
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Manuscript number: 253

Title (Romanized): Netaicü’l-fünûn

Uniform title: Ilimlerin özü = Netayic el-fünûn

Title (English): End-results of the arts

Alternative titles: ﻦﺘاﻴﺟ ﺍﻟﻓﻦﻮﻦ, Natāij al-funūn


Date: [15--]

Author: [Nev’î, 1533-1599]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 146 leaves : paper ; 144 x 96 mm. bound to 144 x 96 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Faded paper on boards with leather stripe around the edges; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, mostly enclosed in red borders; water damage; marginalia; charts and drafts.

Scope and Content

Nev’î's treatise on the arts. The manuscript includes Hasb-i Hal by the same author as well as Şem-ü-Pervane by Lâmiî Çelebi, 1472- 1532.
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Manuscript number: 254

Title (Romanized): ed-Dürrü’l-münazzam fî sιrrι’l- ismi’l-âzam

Title (English): The arranged pearl in the secret of the most grand name

Alternative titles: ﺍﻟﺩر ﺍﻟﻤﻦﻆﻢ ﻓﻰ ﺳﺮ ﺍῑﺳﻢ ﺍῑﻋﻆﻢ,


Date: 1786

Author: Şerif b. Seyyid Mehmet b. Şeyh Seyyid Burhan
Scribe: İsmail Rιzaî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 287 leaves : paper ; 187 x 108 mm. bound to 188 x 113 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather with gilt decorations, with fore-edge flap, and pink paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages and underlining in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated; blank spaces for illustrations.

Scope and Content

Translation of an Arabic original entitled Miftāḥ jafr al- jāḿ wa miṣbāḥ al-nūr al-lāmí by Bistāmī (Abd al- Raḥmān ibn Muḥammad, ca. 1380-1454), undertaken by the order of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet III (1595-1603). Apparently on charms and numerology.
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Manuscript number: 255

Title (Romanized): Kitap-i usûl

Title (English): Book of fundamentals

Alternative titles: ﻛﺘاﺐ ﺍﺻﻮﻠ, Usûlname


Date: 1599 August

Author: [Yahya, Taşlιcalι, Dukagιnzade, d. 1582?]
Scribe: Mehmet Sιbaî/Sabaî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 110 leaves : paper ; 197 x 106 mm. bound to 197 x 107 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Burgundy leather, inlaid, frayed, with brown leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated.

Biography

Identity of the author from Karatay, F. E. Topkapι Sarayι Müzesi Kütüphanesi türkce yazmalar kataloğu, 2712.

Scope and Content

A poem dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan Süleyman I (15201566), regarding social ethics, embellished by tales and anecdotes.
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Manuscript number: 256

Title (Romanized): İbretname

Uniform title: Kitab-i ibretnüma, İbretnüma-yι Lâmiî Efendi, Ibrat nāmah, İbretname-yi Lâmiî Çelebi.

Title (English): Book of admonition

Alternative titles: ﻋﺐﺮﺓ ﻦاﻣه


Date: 1641

Author: Lâmiî Çelebi, 1472-1532
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 123 leaves : paper ; 198 x 119 mm. bound to 193 x 118 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Soft brown leather, blind-stamped, with purple paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; water damage.

Scope and Content

Written during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Süleyman I (15201566), it is a compilation of ethical stories in rhyme or prose.
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Manuscript number: 257

Title (Romanized): [Tarih-i Mιsri’l-cedid]

Uniform title: Tarih-i Misr ül-cedid

Title (English): [The history of new Egypt]


Date: Circa 1710

Author: Süheyli, Ahmed bin Hemdem, 1632?
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 99 leaves : paper ; 198 x 135 mm. bound to 200 x 141 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded brown paper on boards with leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; leaves missing from the beginning.

Scope and Content

A history of Ottoman Egypt from the conquest of Sultan Selim I (15121520) to 1621, being a continuation of the author's other work entitled ed-Dürretü’l- yetîme fî evsâf-i Mιsri’l-kadîme (see Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. III: 131).
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Manuscript number: 258

Title (Romanized): Aşkname

Uniform title: Aşkname-i ilahi

Title (English): Book of love

Alternative titles: ﻋﺸﻘ ﻦاﻣه, Ishq’nāmah


Date: [17--]

Author: Abdulmecîd ibn Ferişte, fl. 1450.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 114 leaves : paper ; 180 x 123 mm. bound to 180 x 121 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 22 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Soft marble paper with black stripe over spine and gilt decoration around the edges.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, mostly enclosed in red borders.

Biography

Author also known as Firişteoğlu, Abdülmecid, d. 1469.

Scope and Content

A Turkish translation of an original Persian written about the Shiite Imams Alī and the Mahdī, possibly a Ḥurūfī text (see DP reference below). The manuscript contains other titles.
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Manuscript number: 259

Title (Romanized): İskendername

Uniform title: İskender-name

Title (English): Book of Alexander

Alternative titles: Iskandar’nāmah ، اﺳکﻦﺩرﻦاﻢه


Date: [Before 16--]

Author: Ahmedi, 1334?-1413
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 247 leaves : paper ; 163 x 98 mm. bound to 161 x 100 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Soft brown leather, blind-stamped.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; leaves separated from the ending and their text rewritten in a modern hand.

Scope and Content

Ahmedi's history of Alexander, attached to a universal history, ending with the reign of the early Ottomans.
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Manuscript number: 260

Title (Romanized): [Cönk]

Title (English): [Poetic collection]


Date: 1604 April

Scribe: Mehmet b. Ahmet
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 60 leaves : paper ; 148 x 101 mm. bound to 149 x 105 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Red paper on boards with burgundy leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; leaves missing from the beginning.

Scope and Content

Collection of poems, the first apparently added later and dated to June 1692 (6b). Some may be the work of Akşemseddin, 1389 or 90-1459 (16a and front endpaper). Headings in red refer to Jonah (Yunus).
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Manuscript number: 261

Title (Romanized): Mecmuatü’s-sanayi

Title (English): Collection of crafts

Alternative titles: ﻣﺠﻤﻮﻋﺘ ﺍﻟﺻﻦاﻴع, Majmúat al-ṣanāyí


Date: no date

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 81 leaves : paper ; 138 x 100 mm. bound to 140 x 100 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 11 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Boards with brown leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illustrated; ending missing.

Scope and Content

A treatise on various precious stones and their uses. Translated from a Persian original. Decicated to the seventeenth-century notable Bitlisi Bey, Abdal Han (see reference to Flügel below).
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Manuscript number: 262

Title (Romanized): Kenzü’l-haka’ik ve keşfü’l-daka’ik

Title (English): Treasure of truths and the discovery of minutiae

Alternative titles: ﻛﻦﺯ ﺍﻟحﻘاﺋﻘ ﻭﻛﺸﻒ ﺍﻟﺩﻘاﺋﻘ, Kanz al- ḥaqāiq wa kashf al-daqā’iq


Date: [15--]?

Author: [Aşki, d. 1576]?
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 104 leaves : paper ; 161 x 100 mm. bound to 160 x 105 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Boards with brown leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink; water damage; ending missing.

Biography

See Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. II: 18.

Scope and Content

A Sufi treatise, being a translation of a Persian original by Abd Allāh ibn Muḥammad Ayn al-Qudāh al-Hamadhānī (d. 1131), dedicated to a certain Celal Bey, for whom the author had also translated Aṭṭār’s Mukhtār’nāmah, during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Selim II (15661574).
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Manuscript number: 263

Title (Romanized): Revnak-i bostan

Title (English): The flourishing of the orchard

Alternative titles: رﻭﻦﻘ ﺐﻮﺳﺘاﻦ, Rawnaq-i būstān


Date: 1596 October

Scribe: Seyyid Abdulahed b. Ali
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 59 leaves : paper ; 153 x 105 mm. bound to 154 x 113 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 18 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded brown leather with dark brown leather stripe over spine and around the edges; fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink; water damage; colophon on 1a.

Biography

Marginal note in the same hand as the text has the phrase "Thus says Behişti in Edirne" at the beginning of the book. This may or may not be the author, and whether this is the same as Behişti, Ramazan bin Abdu’l-Muhsin (d. 1571 or 2) is uncertain.

Scope and Content

A treatise on gardening, specially dealing with trees, grafting, blights, etc.
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Manuscript number: 264

Title (Romanized): [Divan]

Uniform title: Hayâli divani

Title (English): [Poetic anthology]


Date: 1554

Author: Hayâlî, d. 1557
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 127 leaves : paper ; 183 x 115 mm. bound to 184 x 118 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped (front board); orange paper on boards (back board); with brown leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; water damage.

Scope and Content

Poetic anthology of the Ottoman poet Hayâlî.
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Manuscript number: 265

Title (Romanized): Nasihatü’s-selatin

Uniform title: Nasihatü s-selatin

Title (English): Counsel for sultans

Alternative titles: ﻦﺻﻴحﺘ ﺍﻟﺳῑﻃﻴﻦ, Naṣīḥat al- salāṭīn, Mustafa 'Ali's Counsel for sultans of 1581


Date: [16--]?

Author: [Âlî, Mustafa bin Ahmet, 1541-1599]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 167 leaves : paper ; 179 x 117 mm. bound to 178 x 118 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Red Morocco, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap, and green paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

Advice for rulers composed during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Murad III (15741595).
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Manuscript number: 266

Title (Romanized): [Tefsir-i] Naziat

Title (English): [Exegesis of] Those who drag forth

Alternative titles: [Tafsīr] al-Nāzíāt، اﻠﻦاﺯعاﺓ


Date: [16--]

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 117 leaves : paper ; 193 x 108 mm. bound to 193 x 115 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish and Arabic
Physical Description: Layout: 20 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Burgundy leather, blind-stamped, with brown stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

Exegesis in Turkish on the Koranic chapter 79. The manuscript contains several other titles such as Ḥāshiyat al-Muṭawwal, Risale der usul-i Kafiyye, [Tefsir-i] Tarιk, Risālah fī taḥqīq al-mújizah, etc.
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Manuscript number: 267

Title (Romanized): Risale-i Ken’aniye

Title (English): The Canaanite treatise

Alternative titles: Panzehir, رﺳاﻟῑ ﻛﻦﻌاﻦﻴه, Risālah-i Kanānīyah


Date: Before 1859

Author: Ken’an
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 9 leaves : paper ; 165 x 110 mm. bound to 165 x 111 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather with gilt decoration, and yellow paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated; pink paper.

Scope and Content

A treatise on antidotes (panzehir), originally composed in May/April 1657 (3a).
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Manuscript number: 268

Title (Romanized): Minhacü’l-âbidîn

Title (English): Pathway of the worshippers

Alternative titles: ﻣﻦهاﺟ ﺍﻟﻌاﺐﺩﻴﻦ, Minhāj al-ābidīn


Date: 1528 September

Author: [İlyas b. Abdullah Nihanî fl. 16th Cent.]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 186 leaves : paper ; 165 x 110 mm. bound to 163 x 110 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Soft green leather, inlaid, with brown leather stripe over spine and edged, and yellow paste- downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; water damage; some leaves missing.

Biography

The author refers to himself as Nahifi (75a), but this is merely the accusative form of the word nahif, used by the author as a term of humility. Author identified from Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-ẓunūn.

Scope and Content

This is the second title in the manuscript, being a Turkish translation of the Arabic original of Ghazzālī, 1058-1111 written for the guidance of the believers. The first text is untitled, and is also a Turkish translation of an Arabic text which is written in red ink. Very short illustrated treatise at the end.
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Manuscript number: 269

Title (Romanized): Şifaü’l-fuad

Title (English): Cure of the heart

Alternative titles: ﺷﻓاﺀ ﺍﻟﻓﺆﺍﺩ, Shifā’ al-fu’ ād


Date: 1628?

Author: Zeynelabidin Efendi b. Halîl d. 1646
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 75 leaves : paper ; 143 x 100 mm. bound to 152 x 104 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Brown leather with gilt decoration and pink paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; water damage.

Biography

See Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. III: 239.

Scope and Content

Treatise on medicine, composed during the reign of Ottoman Sulltan Murad IV (16231640). The manuscript contains three other works.
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Manuscript number: 270

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Fιkh-i ekber

Title (English): [Translation of] The great jurisprudence

Alternative titles: ﻓﻘه ﺍﻛﺐﺮ


Date: 1753

Author: Zarir Bursavî, Abdurrahman, 18th. Cent.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 67 leaves : paper ; 157 x 108 mm. bound to 155 x 113 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 9 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Soft brown leather.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; water damage.

Biography

Full name of the author from Karatay, F. E. Topkapι Sarayι Müzesi Kütüphanesi türkce yazmalar kataloğu, 1040 and index.

Scope and Content

A Turkish rendering of the work of Hanafite jurisprudence entitled al-Fiqh al-akbar by Abū Ḥanīfah (d. 767 or 8), originally translated in 1741 (2a). The present manuscript is a copy from the autograph (46b). The manuscript contains a second title.
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Manuscript number: 271

Title (Romanized): Muhtasar-i Şemsiye

Title (English): Abridgement of the Solar

Alternative titles: ﻣﺧﺘﺻﺮ ﺷﻤﺳﻴه


Date: [16--]

Author: Bekaî (?)
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 132 leaves : paper ; 147 x 90 mm. bound to 145 x 90 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 11 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Red paper on boards, with leather stripe over the spine, with fore-edge flap, and green paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; table of contents at the beginning.

Scope and Content

Abridgement of an older text in verse on natural phenomenon.
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Manuscript number: 272

Title (Romanized): [Vesiletü’l-itkan fî şerh-i Rusuhi’l-lisan fî hurufi’l-Kur’an]

Title (English): [The means of strengthening regarding the exposition of the Making the tongue firm in the letters of the Koran]

Alternative titles: [ﻭﺳﻴﻠﺘ ﺍῑﺗﻘاﻦ ﻓﻰ ﺷﺮح رﺳﻮﺧ ﺍﻟﻠﺳاﻦ ﻓﻰ حﺮﻭﻓ ﺍﻟﻘﺮﺁﻦ, wasīlat al-itqān fī sharḥ rusūkh al-lisān fī ḥurūf al-qur’ān]


Date: 1643 January

Author: [Hamdullah b. Hayreddin, fl. 16th cent.]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 138 leaves : paper ; 151 x 95 mm. bound to 152 x 95 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Burgundy leather fading with gilt decoration.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, partially enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

A treatise on Koranic phonology, being a copy of the draft prepared for the original author in 1552 (52b). The manuscript contains three other titles.
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Manuscript number: 273

Title (Romanized): Tevarih

Uniform title: Tarih-i Nişancι Mehmed Paşa

Title (English): Histories

Alternative titles: Tarih-i Nişancι Mehmet ، ﺓﻭاریﺧ


Date: [16--]?

Author: Mehmed Paşa, Nişancι, 16th cent.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 77 leaves : paper ; 172 x 107 mm. bound to 168 x 112 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Pink paper on board (front cover), and black leather, inlaid (back cover), with brown leather stripe over the spine, and marble and pink paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; leaves missing; some leaves left blank.

Scope and Content

Universal history, covering the events up to the enthronement of the Ottoman Sultan Selim II on Sunday 29 September 1566 C.E.
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Manuscript number: 274

Title (Romanized): [Mev’iza-i beliğe]

Title (English): [Eloquent sermon]

Alternative titles: [ﻣﻮﻋﻆῑ ﺐﻠﻴﻍه, Mawiẓah-i balīghah][


Date: [16--?]

Author: [Cemal Halvetî, d. 1506]?
Scribe: Mustafa Müderris
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 88 leaves : paper ; 145 x 94 mm. bound to 148 x 100 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Marbled paper on boards, with brown leather stripe over the spine, and marble paste- downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; 1b illuminated.

Biography

The name of the author appears as Cemaleddin Halvetî on 1b, but self-references in the text only occur as Cemali. If correctly identified, he is also known as Çelebi Halife. See Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. I: 80- 81.

Scope and Content

Treatise on Sufism.
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Manuscript number: 275

Title (Romanized): [el-]Cevherü’l-ferid fi’t-tιbbi’l-cedid

Title (English): The unique jewel in modern medicine

Alternative titles: ﺍﻟﺠﻮهﺮ ﺍﻟﻓﺮﻴﺩ ﻓﻰ ﺍﻟﻄﺐ ﺍﻟﺠﺩﻴﺩ, al-jawhar al-farīd fī ṭib al- jadīd


Date: 1718

Author: Ömer Şifai, d. 1742
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 169 leaves : paper ; 145 x 94 mm. bound to 148 x 100 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faux brown Morocco.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Biography

In the manuscript, the author refers to himself as Ömer Şehrî. See Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. III: 228-9, where the full name is spelled Ömer Şifai b. Şeyh Hasan Efendi

Scope and Content

Treatise on medicine and pharmacology, originally composed in July 1700 in Damascus (169a)
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Manuscript number: 276

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Gülşen-i raz

Title (English): [translation of] the flower-garden of mystery

Alternative titles: ῑﻠﺸﻦ رﺍﺯ, Gulshan-i rāz


Date: [15--]

Author: Şirazi (Elvan Çelebi, 14th cent.?)
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 136 leaves : paper ; 171 x 123 mm. bound to 171 x 123 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 11 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Burgundy leather with gilt decoration and pink paste-downs; back cover torn off.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

A Turkish translation of the Sufi poem in Persian by Shabistarī (Maḥmūd ibn Abd al-Karīm, d. ca. 1320), originally composed in 1425 (6b).
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Manuscript number: 277

Title (Romanized): Tercüme-i Milel ve nihal

Title (English): Translations of nations and faiths

Alternative titles: ﺗﺮﺟﻣῑ ﻣﻠﻠ ﻭ ﻦحﻠ


Date: Before 1824

Author: Rūmī, Nūh ibn Mustafá, d. 1659 or 60
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 121 leaves : paper ; 195 x 113 mm. bound to 195 x 116 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Burgundy leather with gilt decoration, fore-edge flap, and orange paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b decorated with gold color.

Scope and Content

A treatise on various Islamic sects, being a translation of an Arabic original entitled al-Milal wa-al-niḥal by Abd al- Karīm Shahrastānī (1086?-1153).
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Manuscript number: 278

Title (Romanized): Bedayiü’z-zuhûr fî vekayi’i’d-duhûr

Title (English): Astonishing glows regarding the occurences of the ages

Alternative titles: ﺐﺩﺍﻴع ﺍﻟﺯهﻮر ﻓﻰ ﻭﻘاﻴع ﺍﻟﺩهﻮر, Badā’í al-zuhūr fī waqā’í al-duhūr


Date: [15--]?

Author: Rahîmî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 234 leaves : paper ; 208 x 136 mm. bound to 206 x 136 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, blind-stamped, with pink paste-downs; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated.

Biography

The author may or may not be Rahîmî, Kütahyalι, 16th cent.

Scope and Content

Tales of prophets extracted and translated from an Arabic original entitled Badā’í al-zuhūr fī waqā’í al-duhūr by Ibn Iyās (1448-ca. 1524). The first forty leaves of the manuscript cover the creation of the universe. The tales of the prophets begin on 41b with the repetition of the poem that also opens 1b. A note in a later hand on 1a says that the author(?) had written the forty-third leaf in his own hand.
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Manuscript number: 279

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Kaside-i Bürde

Title (English): [The translation of] the ode Burdah

Alternative titles: ﻘﺻﻴﺩῑ ﺐﺮﺩه, Burdah


Date: [16--]

Author: Lâlî Ahmet Efendi, d. 1563
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 98 leaves : paper ; 208 x 136 mm. bound to 206 x 136 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 18 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Marble paper on boards, with burgundy leather stripe over the spine, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; marginalia.

Biography

See Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. II: 384. The second title (Hadis-i Erba’in) is in verse, and at least two authors have been credited with such a composition with this title. These are Kemalpaşazade (1468 or 9-1534) and Okcuzade Mehmet Şahî (d. 1629). See Karatay, F. E. Topkapι Sarayι Müzesi Kütüphanesi türkce yazmalar kataloğu, in the index under the title (2874 and 2979).

Scope and Content

A short poem on the praise of the prophet and his mysteries, being a translation of Burdah of al-Būṣīrī. The manuscript contains two other titles.
 

Manuscript number: 280

Title (Romanized): [Esmarü’l-hadaik]

Uniform title: Esmar el-hadaik, Esmarü'l-hadayik

Title (English): [Fruits of the garden]

Alternative titles: [ﺍﺚﻤار ﺍﻟحﺩﺍῑﻘ], Athmār al-ḥadā’iq


Date: 1849

Author: [Hulusi, Abdullah]?
Scribe: Mustafa Şükri b. Hâc Mehmet b. Ömer Kütahî Yazιcι
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 25 leaves : paper ; 200 x 128 mm. bound to 199 x 126 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: Average 18 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Blue cloth on boards, with gilt burgundy leather stripe around the edges, and green paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black, red, and blue ink, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b, 7b, and 18b illuminated.

Scope and Content

Geneological table of Ottoman Sultans and notables, originally composed in 1847 or 47, during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecit (18391861).
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Manuscript number: 281

Title (Romanized): [Câmi’ü’l-fevaid]

Title (English): [Anthology of useful things]

Alternative titles: ﺟاﻣع ﺍﻟﻓﻮﺍﻴﺩ, ﺟاﻣع ﺍﻟﻓﻮﺍﺋﺩ, Jamí al-fawā’id


Date: 1660 September

Scribe: Hacι Ömer b. Hacι Velî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 160 leaves : paper ; 198 x 135 mm. bound to 198 x 137 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Decorated red paper on boards, with brown leather stripe around the edges, purple paste-downs, and fore-edge flap (torn off).

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; some water damage.

Scope and Content

A book of Hadith translated into Turkish and divided into 16 chapters, covering such topics as faith, miracles, the virtues of the Koran, prayer, charity, etc. It may be a translation of the Arabic text entitled Jamí al-fawā’id min Jāmí al-uṣul wa-Majmá al-zawā’id written by Rudānī (Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 1627 or 8-1682 or 3). There are two very short treatises on dream interpretation and the Koran appended to the end.
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Manuscript number: 282

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i şerh-i] Dürr-i yetim

Title (English): [Translation of the commentary on] the Virgin pearl

Alternative titles: ﺩر ﻴﺘﻴﻢ, al-Durr al-yatīm, al-Muṣannaf


Date: 1720

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 100 leaves : paper ; 197 x 149 mm. bound to 200 x 150 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish and Arabic
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Red leather, gilt around the edges, with brown leather stripe over spine, and red paste-downs; rebound in paper.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages and underlining in red.

Scope and Content

Turkish commentary and translation of an Arabic original on the science of Koranic recitation by Birgivî Mehmet Efendi, ca. 1522-1573. However, information in Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-ẓunūn as well as the phrase "Translation of the commentary of al-Rumi" on the paper cover suggest that the present translation is of the commentary written on Birgivî's work by a certain Ahmet Faiz Rumi and entitled "al-Muṣannaf".
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Manuscript number: 283

Title (Romanized): [Mürşidü’s-salikîn]

Title (English): [Guide of the wayfarers]

Alternative titles: [ﻣﺮﺷﺩ ﺍﻟﺳاﻟکﻴﻦ], Murshid al- sālikīn


Date: [15--]?

Author: [Hacι Bayram Veli, d. 1429 ]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 138 leaves : paper ; 191 x 127 mm. bound to 183 x 126 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Soft brown leather, brittle.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; water damage.

Scope and Content

Treatise on Sufism attributed to the founder of the Bayrami lodge.
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Manuscript number: 284

Title (Romanized): Tarih-i maarif

Uniform title: Tarih-i Gülşen-i maârif

Title (English): History of the known things

Alternative titles: ﺗارﻴﺧ ﻣﻌارﻓ, Tarih-i Gülşen-i maârif, Tarih-i Gülşen-i Máarif, Tārīkh-i gulshan-i máarif


Date: 1848

Author: Feraizci, Mehmed Said Efendi, d. 1834.
Scribe: İlyas Nuri Efendi b. Hâc Mehmet Ali Efendi
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 208 leaves : paper ; 174 x 124 mm. bound to 178 x 132 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Green paper on boards, with green paste-downs, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; some water damage.

Biography

The author merely refers to himself as Said. His name also appears as: Saîd, Farâizizâde Mehmed and Sait, Mehmet (Harvard).

Scope and Content

A history of biblical/Koranic prophets, apparently part of a multi-volume ouvre.
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Manuscript number: 285

Title (Romanized): [Emrî Divanι]

Title (English): [Poetic anthology of Emrî]


Date: 1595 October

Author: Edirneli Emrî, d. 1575?
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 59 leaves : paper ; 190 x 117 mm. bound to 189 x 117 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Soft leather with brown leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

Poetic anthology of the Ottoman poet Emrî.
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Manuscript number: 286

Title (Romanized): Dürretü’t-taç

Uniform title: Dürret üt-taç

Title (English): Pearl of the crown

Alternative titles: ﺩرﺓ ﺍﻟﺘاﺟ, Dürret üt- taç fi sahib-ül miraç, Durrat al-tāj


Date: 1649 January

Author: Veysî, 1561-1628
Scribe: Mehmet Bakaî Yenişehrî Pehlivanzade
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 218 leaves : paper ; 197 x 135 mm. bound to 192 x 138 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Green paper on boards, with gilt decoration, and brown leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b and 88b illuminated.

Scope and Content

Veysî's biography of the prophet Muhammad. The manuscript also contains some of the author's letters, as well as a short treatise by the Ottoman poet Nev’îzade (Aţā’ī, Aţā Allāh ibn Yaḥyā, 17th cent.)
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Manuscript number: 287

Title (Romanized): Dürretü’t-taç

Uniform title: Dürret üt-taç

Title (English): Pearl of the crown

Alternative titles: ﺩرﺓ ﺍﻟﺘاﺟ, Dürret üt- taç fi sahib-ül miraç, Durrat al-tāj


Date: 1639 July

Author: Veysî, 1561-1628
Scribe: Mustafa b. Mehmet
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 193 leaves : paper ; 197 x 135 mm. bound to 192 x 138 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Red velvet on boards, with gilt-decorated brown leather around the edges, fore-edge flap, and blue paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b and 102b illuminated.

Scope and Content

Veysî's biography of the prophet Muhammad.
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Manuscript number: 288

Title (Romanized): [Zeyl-i Nâbi]

Uniform title: Zeyl-i Nâbi

Title (English): [The continuation of Nâbi]

Alternative titles: ذﻴﻠ ﻦاﺐﻰ, Dhayl-i Nābī


Date: 1724 February

Author: Nabi, 1641 or 2-1712
Scribe: Abdurrahman Eşref
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 161 leaves : paper ; 197 x 135 mm. bound to 192 x 138 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Red leather, blind-stamped, with printed gilt decoration.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 3b illuminated.

Scope and Content

The continuation of Veysî's biography of the prophet Muhammad by Yusuf Nâbi.
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Manuscript number: 289

Title (Romanized): [Tecelliyat-i Hüdaî Mahmut Efendi]

Title (English): [The divine manifestations of Hüdaî Mahmut Efendi]

Alternative titles: ﺗﺠﻠﻴاﺓ هﺩﺍﻴﻰ ﻣحﻤﻮﺩ ﺍﻓﻦﺩﻰ


Date: [Late 16--]?

Author: Hasan Rιzaî Efendi, d. 1669
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 113 leaves : paper ; 206 x 150 mm. bound to 204 x 154 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 11 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Burgundy leather, blind-stamped, with gilt decoration, fore-edge flap, and marble paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated.

Biography

Present form of the author from Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. I: 109. However, the present title is not listed in that entry.

Scope and Content

A treatise in Turkish verse, seemingly a translation or reworking of an original by Mahmut Hüdaî (1543 or 4-1628). Other shorter poems before and after the main title.
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Manuscript number: 290

Title (Romanized): Kitab-i Mürşid

Uniform title: Pend-i Ahmediye kitab-i Mürşid

Title (English): The guiding book

Alternative titles: ﻛﺘاﺐ ﻣﺮﺷﺩ, Kitāb Murshid, Pend-i Ahmedi


Date: 1817

Author: Ahmed, Diyarbekrî, fl. 18th cent.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 249 leaves : paper ; 197 x 135 mm. bound to 192 x 138 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 14 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded brown leather with dark brown leather stripe over spine; torn and frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink; water damage.

Biography

Under the entry Ahmet Bican in the İslâm Ansιklopedisi, the present title is called Ahmediye, and its correct authorship (noted above) affirmed under the full name of Diyarbekirli Ahmet Mürşid Efendi.

Scope and Content

Long poem in rhyming couplets giving religio-ethical advice.
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Manuscript number: 291

Title (Romanized): Bizaatü’l-hükkâm fî ihkâmi’l-ahkâm

Title (English): The stock of magistrates for effecting legal decisions

Alternative titles: ﺐﻀاﻋﺘ ﺍﻟحکاﻢ ﻓﻰ ﺍحکاﻢ ﺍῑحکاﻢ, Bizaatü’l-hükkâm fî ihkâmi’l-ahkâm, Biḍāat al-ḥukkām fī iḥkām al-aḥkām


Date: [18--]

Author: Hacibzade Mehmet, d. 1688 or 9
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 172 leaves : paper ; 200 x 140 mm. bound to 198 x 136 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 29 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded paper on boards, with cloth stripe over spine; separating from spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; water damage.

Biography

The author calls himself Mehmet b. Mustafa b. Mahmut Istanbulî. The first surname and death dates are from Karatay, F. E. Topkapι Sarayι Müzesi Kütüphanesi türkce yazmalar kataloğu (318).

Scope and Content

Sample judicial rulings to be used as models by magistrates in composing their legal decisions.
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Manuscript number: 292

Title (Romanized): Gencine-i letâif

Title (English): Treasury of bon mots

Alternative titles: ῑﻦﺠﻴﻦῑ ﻟﻄاﻴﻒ, Ganjīnah-i laṭā’if


Date: 1574

Author: Mahmut b. Mustafa b. Celal
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 70 leaves : paper ; 208 x 121 mm. bound to 206 x 123 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 11 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded paper on boards, with leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; some water damage.

Scope and Content

Collection of entertaining tales dedicated (4a) to the Ottoman Sultans Selim II (15661574) and Murad III (15741595).
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Manuscript number: 293

Title (Romanized): [Kitap-i ravzatü’l-ulema]

Title (English): [The garden of scholars]

Alternative titles: [رﻭﻀﺘ ﺍﻟﻌﻠﻤا, Rawḍat al-ulamā]


Date: 1459 or after

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 141 leaves : paper ; 207 x 153 mm. bound to 205 x 155 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with burgundy leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; some water damage.

Scope and Content

Treatise with several quotations from Koran, exegesis, and Hadith. The text also contains a number of verse tractae by someone named Arif (136b).
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Manuscript number: 294

Title (Romanized): Bizaatü’l-hükkâm fî ihkâmi’l-ahkâm

Title (English): The stock of magistrates for effecting legal decisions

Alternative titles: ﺐﻀاﻋﺘ ﺍﻟحکاﻢ ﻓﻰ ﺍحکاﻢ ﺍῑحکاﻢ, Bizaatü’l-hükkâm fî ihkâmi’l-ahkâm, Biḍāat al-ḥukkām fī iḥkām al-aḥkām


Date: [Late 17--]

Author: Hacibzade Mehmet, d. 1688 or 9
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 174 leaves : paper ; 207 x 146 mm. bound to 207 x 149 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded brown leather, with burgundy leather stripe over spine, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; some water damage.

Biography

The author calls himself Mehmet b. Mustafa b. Mahmut Istanbulî. The first surname and death dates are from Karatay, F. E. Topkapι Sarayι Müzesi Kütüphanesi türkce yazmalar kataloğu (318).

Scope and Content

Sample judicial rulings to be used as models by magistrates in composing their legal decisions.
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Manuscript number: 295

Title (Romanized): Nefehatü’l-üns min hazerati’l-kuds

Uniform title: Nefehâtü'l-üns min hadarâti'l-kuds

Title (English): Fragrances of intimacy from the presence of holy ones

Alternative titles: ﻦﻓحاﺓ ﺍῑﻦﺳ ﻣﻦ حﻀﺮﺍﺓ ﺍﻟﻘﺩﺳ, Nafaḥāt al-uns min haḍarāt al-quds


Date: 1609 October

Author: Lâmi’î Çelebi; 1479-1532
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 322 leaves : paper ; 228 x 127 mm. bound to 229 x 133 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 27 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Burgundy leather, blind-stamped, with printed gilt decoration (back board only).

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated; table of contents on leaves before text.

Scope and Content

Lâmi’î's Turkish translation of an original biography of famous Sufis by Jāmī (1414- 1492).
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Manuscript number: 296

Title (Romanized): [Gülistan tercümesi]

Uniform title: Gülistan tercümesi

Title (English): [Translation of the Rose garden]

Alternative titles: ?ﻠﺳﺓاﻦ


Date: 1605 June

Author: Mahmüd bin Kādî-i Manyâs, 15th cent.
Scribe: Mehmet b. Ferhat Kütahyavî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 143 leaves : paper ; 204 x 140 mm. bound to 202 x 139 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 11 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded brown leather, with cloth stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; some water damage.

Scope and Content

Translation into Turkish of the classic work of Persian prose by Sádī.
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Manuscript number: 297

Title (Romanized): [Maktel-i Hüseyn]

Title (English): [The murder of Ḥusayn]

Alternative titles: ﻣﻘﺘﻠ ﺍﻣاﻢ حﺳﻴﻦ, Maktel-i İmam Hüseyn


Date: [1677]?

Author: [Lâmi’î Çelebi; 1479-1532]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 108 leaves : paper ; 208 x 151 mm. bound to 207 x 153 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded black leather with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; some water damage.

Biography

Note on inside cover gives the date and the author. This title is indeed one of the works of Lâmi’î.

Scope and Content

Poem in Turkish on the martyrdom of Ḥusayn ibn Alī (d. 680) the grandson of the Prophet.
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Manuscript number: 298

Title (Romanized): Tefsir-i sure-i Fatiha

Title (English): Commentary upon the Opening Chapter

Alternative titles: ﺗﻓﺳﻴﺮ ﺳﻮرῑ ﻓاﺗحه, Tafsīr sūrah Fātiḥah


Date: 1663 May

Scribe: Mehmet b. Ali b. Hasan
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 115 leaves : paper ; 204 x 147 mm. bound to 202 x 158 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded black leather with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; some water damage.

Scope and Content

A Turkish translation of a commentary on the first chapter of the Koran. The manuscript contains other titles such as Vasiyet and Risale-i ücret by Birgivî Mehmet Efendi, (ca. 1522-1573), Tercüme-i mukaddeme-i Ibn el-Cezeri fi tecvid, Tercüme-i kitabi’t-tecvid fî kelami’l- mecid.
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Manuscript number: 299

Title (Romanized): Şemsiye

Title (English): Solar

Alternative titles: ﺷﻢﺳیه, Shamsīyah


Date: [15--]?

Author: Salaheddin Yazιcι, 15th Cent.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 176 leaves : paper ; 206 x 137 mm. bound to 203 x 136 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Burgundy leather with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; some water damage; ending missing.

Biography

Author's identity from Karatay, F. E. Topkapι Sarayι Müzesi Kütüphanesi türkce yazmalar kataloğu (# 1623). He was the father of Yazιcιoğlu Mehmet (d. 1451), author of Muhammediye.

Scope and Content

Poem in Turkish on star-lore.
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Manuscript number: 300

Title (Romanized): Luğat-i Nimetullah

Title (English): The glossary of Nímat Allāh

Alternative titles: ﻟﻍﺘ ﻦﻌﻤﺘ ﺍῑ


Date: 1626 April

Author: Nimetullah Rumi, d. 1561 or 2
Scribe: Adbülmü’min b. Hamza Bosnavî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 285 leaves : paper ; 200 x 140 mm. bound to 197 x 135 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Black leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders.

Biography

Author's full name is Nimetullah b. Ahmet b. Kadι Mubarek Rumi (1b and Karatay, F. E. Topkapι Sarayι Müzesi Kütüphanesi türkce yazmalar kataloğu [# 2063]).

Scope and Content

A glossary of Persian words with Ottoman Turkish definitions.
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Manuscript number: 301

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Tιbb-ι Eflâtun

Title (English): [Translation of] Plato's medicine

Alternative titles: ﻃﺐ ﺍﻓῑﻃﻮﻦ


Date: no date

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 170 leaves : paper ; 196 x 139 mm. bound to 195 x 135 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Light brown leather with black leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; some water damage.

Scope and Content

Medical treatise translated from Persian into Turkish for the Ottoman Sultan Süleyman I (the Magnificent) (15201566). Note in pencil at the foot of 1b equates this text with the Shifā’ of Ibn Sīnā. The manuscript contains a second title.
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Manuscript number: 302

Author: Yahya, Taşlιcalι, Dukagιnzade, d. 1582?
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: Layout:

Script: Decoration:

Binding: Additional description:
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Manuscript number: 303

Title (Romanized): [Şerh-i] Pend-i Attar

Title (English): [Commentary on] Aṭṭār's council

Alternative titles: ﺷﺮح ῑﻦﺩ ﻋﻄار, Sharḥ-i Pand-i Aṭṭār, Müfid


Date: [17--]

Author: Abdurrahman Abdi Paşa Vakanüvis, d. 1692
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 201 leaves : paper ; 209 x 129 mm. bound to 208 x 126 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, gilt inlaid, with fore-edge flap, and green paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated.

Biography

Form of author's name from Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. III: 22.

Scope and Content

A commentary on the work of Farīd al-Dīn Aṭṭār (d. ca. 1230), dedicated to the Ototoman Sultan Mehmet IV (16481687).
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Manuscript number: 304

Title (Romanized): [Şerh-i Gülistan]

Title (English): Commentary on the Rose Garden

Alternative titles: ﺷﺮح ῑﻠﺳﺘاﻦ, Sharḥ-i Gulistān


Date: 1645 September

Author: Şem’î Şemullah Perzerini, d. 1591
Scribe: Hâc Mehmet b. Velî
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 274 leaves : paper ; 191 x 147 mm. bound to 193 x 151 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Faded black leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; leaves missing at the beginning.

Scope and Content

Commentary in Turkish on the classic work of Persian prose by Sádī.
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Manuscript number: 305

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i Vikayetü’r-rivaye fi mesaili’l-hidaye]?

Title (English): [Translation of the Preserving of narratives regarding the issues of guidance]?

Alternative titles: ﻭﻘاﻴﺘ ﺍﻟﺮﻭﺍﻴﺘ ﻓﻰ ﻣﺳاﺋﻠ ﺍﻟهﺩﺍﻴﺘ, Wiqāyat al-riwāyah fī masā’il al-hidāyah]?


Date: No date

Author: Devletoğlu Yusuf Balιkesri, 15th cent.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 168 leaves : paper ; 204 x 151 mm. bound to 203 x 147 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, blind-stamped; frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; water and insect damage; marginalia.

Biography

Connecting the author with the title using Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-ẓunūn under the original.

Scope and Content

The author gives the date 1424 and has dedicated the work to Ottoman Sultan Murad II (Murad II (14211444 and 14451451). But Kâtip Çelebi whose Kashf al-ẓunūn has been used to identify the title writes that the author had done the translation in 1462 and dedicated to Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II (14441445, 14511481). If the same title, then this is a translation into Turkish verse of an Arabic original on religious doctrines and regulations composed by the fourteenth century al- Maḥbubī, itself being an epitome of a work by al-Marghīnānī (d. 1196 or 7).
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Manuscript number: 306

Title (Romanized): Tercüme-i Reşehat-i aynü’l-hayat

Uniform title: Reşehat-i ayn el-hayat

Title (English): The translation of Drops of the spring of life

Alternative titles: ﺗﺮﺟﻣῑ رﺷحاﺓ ﻋﻴﻦ ﺍﻟحﻴاﺓ, Rashaḥāt-ί ayn al-ḥayāt


Date: [18--]

Author: Ma’ruf, Mehmet; d. 1593.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 212 leaves : paper ; 221 x 158 mm. bound to 220 x 158 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Green marble paper with pink paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; ending missing.

Scope and Content

This a Turkish translation of the biography of Sufi masters originally composed in Persian by Ḥusayn Vāiẓ Kāshifī (d. 1504 or 5). The translation is dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan Murad III (r. 1574-95). A quire containing the beginning of this title from another manuscript is laid in
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Manuscript number: 307

Title (Romanized): [Hâzâ kitap-i Cerrahname]

Uniform title: Cerrahname

Title (English): [This is the book of Surgery]

Alternative titles: ﺟرّاح ﻦاﻢه , Jarrāh’nāmah, Kitabü'l-cerrahiyei ilhaniye


Date: no date

Author: [Sabuncuoğlu, Şerefeddin, 15th cent.]?
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 109 leaves : paper ; 220 x 159 mm. bound to 210 x 158 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, bind-stamped, with faded green paste-downs, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; ending missing.

Biography

Identified following DP. But Kâtip Çelebi identifies another such title composed by a certain İbrahim b. Abdullah Cerrah [Under jim, Ilm al- jirāḥah].

Scope and Content

Medical text, if correctly identified, a translation from a Mongol period Persian original.
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Manuscript number: 308

Title (Romanized): [Ferâiz tercümesi]

Title (English): [Translation of inheritance law]


Date: [15--]

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 110 leaves : paper ; 214 x 155 mm. bound to 213 x 156 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded black leather.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Scope and Content

A Turkish commentary on an Arabic book on the rules of inheritance.
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Manuscript number: 309

Title (Romanized): Bostan-i kuds ve gülistan-i üns

Title (English): [The orchard of sanctity and the rose garden and intimacy]

Alternative titles: Bostân-i kudsî ve gülistân-i ünsî, Bustān Quds wa Gulistān-i Uns


Date: [16--]?

Author: Nuh b. Mustafa Konevî, d. 1659(?)
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 255 leaves : paper ; 206 x 145 mm. bound to 212 x 154 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Black cloth with red leather stripe over spine and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red; leaves missing from the end.

Biography

Form of author's name as wel as his death date from Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. I: 416, but the author notes that he had begun the work in 1591, and it seems unlikely that he lived another 70 years after that.

Scope and Content

An exposition on religious matters with ample stories and references to the hadith and the Koran.
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Manuscript number: 310

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Sebiyyat

Title (English): [Translation of] the Septets

Alternative titles: ﺓرﺟﻢت ﺳﺐعیۀاﺓ Tarjumah al-Sab‘īyāt fī mawā‘iẓ al-barrīyāt


Date: [16--]?

Scribe: Mehmet
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 251 leaves : paper ; 208 x 143 mm. bound to 200 x 140 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather with black leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; water damage.

Scope and Content

A Turkish translation of al- Sab‘īyāt fī mawā‘iẓ al-barrīyāt originally composed in Arabic by ‘Ayn al-Quḍāh, Muḥammad ibn ‘Abd Raḥmān, 16th cent. regarding the days of the week and their religious importance (supported by Koranic stories). This may or may not be the Turkish version attributed by Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-ẓunūn to a certain Mehmet Hilali Kadι, entitled Meclisara (Majlis'āra), completed in 1588. The manuscript contains two other titles.
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Manuscript number: 311

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i Şehname-i Rüstem]

Title (English): [The translation of Rustam's Book of Kings]

Alternative titles: ﺗﺮﺟﻤῑ ﺷاه ﻦاﻣῑ رﺳﺘﻢ, Tarjumah-i Shāh’nāmah-i Rustam


Date: 1761

Author: 398b
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 398 leaves : paper ; 212 x 144 mm. bound to 212 x 145 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded soft blak leather.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; leaves missing from the beginning.

Scope and Content

Prose Turkish translation of the Shāh’nāmah of Firdawsi, starting with Kiyumarth, but mostly focued on the adventures of Rustam.
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Manuscript number: 312

Title (Romanized): [Hâzâ kitap-i Cebbâr Kulu]

Title (English): [This is the book of Cebbâr Kulu]

Alternative titles: هذا کﺓاﺐ ﺟﺐّار ﻘﻠی


Date: 1666 July

Author: Cebbâr Kulu
Scribe: Seyyid Mehmetoğlu Molla Salih
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 224 leaves : paper ; 230 x 165 mm. bound to 230 x 168 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded brown leather with black leather stripe over spine and edges, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, some water damage.

Scope and Content

A Sufi (Bektaşi/Uveysi) biography of a certain Seyh Seyyid Ali Veysü'l-Kιrani. The manuscript contains a second title.
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Manuscript number: 313

Title (Romanized): [Dîvân]

Title (English): [Poetic anthology]


Date: No date

Author: Corporate
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 36 leaves : paper ; 230 x 135 mm. bound to 238 x 140 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Red Morocco.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

Selected poems of Kaygusuz Abdal (15th cent.), and Osmanzade Taip, Ahmet (1660?-1724). Leaves are variously numbered. Blank pages separating the works of the two authors.
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Manuscript number: 314

Title (Romanized): [Divan-i Cahidi]

Title (English): [cahidi's poetic anthology]


Date: [Late 18--]

Author: Cahidi
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 69 leaves : paper ; 221 x 178 mm. bound to 228 x 182 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Red Morocco.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

Poetic anthology of a poet who refers to himself as Cahidi. Incipit: Tecellidir bu ashabιn hayatι…
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Manuscript number: 315

Title (Romanized): [Tecdid-i harem-i mahbub-i yezdan der ahd-i Sultan Abdülmecid Han]

Uniform title: Mir'at ül-haremeyn[?]

Title (English): [The renovation of the beloved sanctuary of God in the days of Sultan Abdülmecid]

Alternative titles: ﺗﺠﺩﻴﺩ حﺮﻢ ﻣحﺐﻮﺐ ﻴﺯﺩﺍﻦ ﺩر ﻋهﺩ ﺳﻠﻄاﻦ ﻋﺐﺩ ﺍﻟﻤﺠﻴﺩ ﺧاﻦ, Tajdīd-i ḥaram-i maḥbūb-i yazdān daŕ aḥd-i sulṭāb Abd al-Majīd Khān


Date: 1878 April

Author: Sabri Paşa, Eyyub, d. 1890.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 12 leaves : paper ; 256 x 173 mm. bound to 255 x 174 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Red leather with gilt decoration, and blue paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

An account of renovation work done on the sancuary at Mecca during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid (18391861).
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Manuscript number: 316

Title (Romanized): Dürretü’t-taç

Uniform title: Dürret üt-taç

Title (English): Pearl of the crown

Alternative titles: ﺩرﺓ ﺍﻟﺘاﺟ, Dürret üt- taç fi sahib-ül miraç, Durrat al-tāj


Date: 1734 December

Author: Veysî, 1561-1628
Scribe: Hasan b. Abdullah
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 203 leaves : paper ; 251 x 145 mm. bound to 252 x 152 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 20 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap, and marble paste-down..

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b and 108b illuminated.

Scope and Content

Veysî's biography of the prophet Muhammad.
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Manuscript number: 317

Title (Romanized): [Hâzâ kitap-i Tutiname]

Title (English): [The is the book of the parrot]

Alternative titles: ﻃﻮﻃﻰ ﻦاﻣه, Tūţī’nāmah


Date: 1824 November

Scribe: Mehmet Emin Hâc Muharrem Ağa
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 114 leaves : paper ; 237 x 165 mm. bound to 235 x 165 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Faded black leather with yellow and black paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Scope and Content

A Turkish prose work, apparently a translation of an original work of popular fables by Nakhshabī (Ziyā’ al-Dīn, d. 1350).
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Manuscript number: 318

Title (Romanized): [Hâzâ kitap-i Haşimname]

Title (English): [This is the book of Hāshim]

Alternative titles: هاﺷﻢ ﻦاﻢه, Hāshim'nāmah


Date: [15--]?

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 168 leaves : paper ; 201 x 143 mm. bound to 203 x 148 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 11 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Brown leather, badly frayed.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Scope and Content

A legendary/epic account of Hāshim, supposedly from the early Islamic period. The original composition is attributed to the time of Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna.
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Manuscript number: 319

Title (Romanized): [Hamse-i Atai]

Title (English): [The Quintet of `Aţā’ī]


Date: [17--]

Author: `Aţā’ī, Aţā Allāh ibn Yaḥyā, 17th cent.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 247 leaves : paper ; 214 x 110 mm. bound to 211 x 107 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Black leather, gilt-inlaid, with pink marble paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders, 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

Four out of the five poetic narratives of `Aţā’ī collected together.
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Manuscript number: 320

Title (Romanized): [Divan-i Subhi]

Title (English): [The poetic anthology of Subhi]


Date: No date

Author: Subhi, Mehmet Ali Bursavi, 16th cent.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 9 leaves : paper ; 210 x 148 mm. bound to 215 x 155 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Dīwānī/Nastálῑq.

Binding: Faux brown Morocco.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Biography

For of name mostly from Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. II: 381.

Scope and Content

Selected poems of Subhi.
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Manuscript number: 321

Title (Romanized): [Macmua-i şiir]

Title (English): [Collection of poetry]


Date: [16--]?

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 183 leaves : paper ; 199 x 133 mm. bound to 258 x 139 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Faux purple leather, with purple paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, marginalia.

Scope and Content

Collection of Ottoman Turkish poetry by Hayâlî, Ahmed Paşa, Kemâl Paşazâde, Ahi, Atai, Ahi Baba, Sururi, Riyazi, etc.
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Manuscript number: 322

Title (Romanized): [Macmua-i şiir]

Title (English): [Collection of poetry]


Date: [18--]

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 60 leaves : paper ; 215 x 147 mm. bound to 215 x 147 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Red leather, gilt decoration around the edges, marble paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Scope and Content

Collection of Ottoman Turkish poetry, including panegyrics addressed to the Ottoman Sultans Suleyman, Mustafa and Murad (III?), by Hayâlî, Latifi, Kemâl Paşazâde, Necati, Nezmi, etc.
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Manuscript number: 323

Title (Romanized): [Yûsuf ve Züleyhâ]

Uniform title: Yusuf ve Züleyha

Title (English): [Joseph and Zulaykhā]

Alternative titles: Hamdu'llah Hamdi'nin Yusuf ve Züleiha mesnevisi


Date: [15--]

Author: Hamdullah Hamdi, 1449-1508
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 178 leaves : paper ; 200 x 150 mm. bound to 201 x 148 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Decorated brown paper, with frayed leather stripe over spine; separating.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, final leaves missing.

Biography

The author refers to himself and to his father Şeyh Şemsettin (Akşemseddin).

Scope and Content

A long versified story of the prophet Joseph, loosely translated after the Persian version of Jāmī.
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Manuscript number: 324

Title (Romanized): [Divan-i Sebzi]

Title (English): [The poetic anthology of Sebzi]


Date: [17--]?

Author: Sebzi Mehmet Efendi, d. 1680
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 104 leaves : paper ; 2060 x 145 mm. bound to 205 x 150 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Red leather, gilt decoration around the edges, marble paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red.

Biography

See Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. II: 350.

Scope and Content

The poetic anthology of the Ottoman poet Sebzi Mehmet Efendi, d. 1680.
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Manuscript number: 325

Title (Romanized): [Yûsuf ve Züleyhâ]

Uniform title: Yusuf ve Züleyha

Title (English): [Joseph and Zulaykhā]

Alternative titles: Hamdu'llah Hamdi'nin Yusuf ve Züleiha mesnevisi


Date: [16--]?

Author: Hamdullah Hamdi, 1449-1508
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 177 leaves : paper ; 178 x 118 mm. bound to 178 x 121 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Dark brown leather, blind-stamped (front board), and light brown leather (back board), with burgundy stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, final leaves rewritten later, end is missing.

Biography

The author refers to himself and to his father Şeyh Şemsettin (Akşemseddin).

Scope and Content

A long versified story of the prophet Joseph, loosely translated after the Persian version of Jāmī.
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Manuscript number: 326

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout:

Script: Decoration:

Binding: Additional description:
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Manuscript number: 327

Title (Romanized): [Divan-i Süruri]

Title (English): [The poetic anthology of Süruri]


Date: [17--]?

Author: Süruri, Osman, d. 1813
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 116 leaves : paper ; 196 x 134 mm. bound to 195 x 132 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Red leather, blind-stamped and gilt, with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, some water damage.

Scope and Content

The poems of Süruri collected by the author himself.
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Manuscript number: 328

Title (Romanized): [Acayιbü'l-mahlûkat ve garayιbü'l-masnuat]

Title (English): [Wonders of creation and the strange things of invention]


Date: 1659

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 157 leaves : paper ; 190 x 128 mm. bound to 190 x 128 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Black leather, blind-stamped, with marble paste-down, and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

Treatise on the wonders of the universe in sixteen chapters. Perhaps the work of Ahmet Bican, 15th cent. There is a short treatise attached to the end.
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Manuscript number: 329

Title (Romanized): [Yûsuf ve Züleyhâ]

Uniform title: Yusuf ve Züleyha

Title (English): [Joseph and Zulaykhā]

Alternative titles: Hamdu'llah Hamdi'nin Yusuf ve Züleiha mesnevisi


Date: [16--]?

Author: Hamdullah Hamdi, 1449-1508
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 171 leaves : paper ; 209 x 127 mm. bound to 201 x 125 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Frayed green cloth over boards.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated; water damage; ending missing.

Biography

The author refers to himself and to his father Şeyh Şemsettin (Akşemseddin).

Scope and Content

A long versified story of the prophet Joseph, loosely translated after the Persian version of Jāmī.
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Manuscript number: 330

Title (Romanized): [Münşeat-i Nabi]

Title (English): [The correspondence of Nabi]

Alternative titles: ﻢﻦﺷاﺓ ﻦاﺐی, Munsha’āt-i Nābī


Date: [18--]

Author: Nabi, 1641 or 2-1712.
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 146 leaves : paper ; 208 x 147 mm. bound to 204 x 144 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Green marble paper over boards with leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, marginalia.

Scope and Content

Epistolary collection of the Ottoman man of letters Nabi.
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Manuscript number: 331

Title (Romanized): [İcmal-i Avrupa]

Title (English): [Synopsis of Europe]

Alternative titles: اﺟﻢاﻠ اﻭرﻭپا


Date: [18--]?

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 35 leaves : paper ; 212 x 138 mm. bound to 210 x 142 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Green marble paper over boards with leather stripe over spine, fore-edge flap, and yellow paste-downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders, 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

A brief description of European countries and principalities such as Corinthia, Austria, Westphalia, Bohemia, Leon, Arragonia, Catalonia, etc.
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Manuscript number: 332

Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Şehname

Title (English): [Translation of] The Book of Kings

Alternative titles: Shāhnāmah


Date: [16--]

Author: Medhi Çelebi, fl. 1618
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 327 leaves : paper ; 193 x 131 mm. bound to 203 x 140 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Blue Morocco with brown leather stripe over spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders, 1b illuminated.

Biography

The author calls himself the story-teller of Ottoman Sultans since the time of Murad III (r. 15741595), composing such works as Süleymanname, Edipname, Gerşaspname, Maariçü'n-nübüvve, etc.

Scope and Content

A translation of Firdawsī's Shāhnāmah, the earlier parts, done for the Ottoman Sultan Osman II (16181622).
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Manuscript number: 333

Title (Romanized): [Mev'iza ve Kιsas-i enbiya]

Title (English): [Admonitions and tales of the prophets]


Date: [16--]?

Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 85 leaves : paper ; 209 x 147 mm. bound to 209 x 145 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded Brown leather, blind-stamped with fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, beginning and ending missing.

Scope and Content

A Turkish tales of the prophet. A provenance date of 24 December 1742 on the inside front cover.
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Manuscript number: 334

Title (Romanized): Leylâ ve Mecnûn

Title (English): Laylī and Majnun

Alternative titles: ﻠیﻠی ﻭ ﻢﺟﻦﻭﻦ


Date: 1824

Author: [Fuzulī, 1495?-1556]
Scribe: Seyyid Huseyin Dağιstanî
Origin: Yuzgat, Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 101 leaves : paper ; 224 x 113 mm. bound to 224 x 117 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Decorated green paper over boards and fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

Fuzulī's Turkish version of the romance of Laylī and Majnun, firs popularized through the Persian version of Niẓāmī Ganjavī (1140 or 41-1202 or 3)
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Manuscript number: 335

Title (Romanized): [Tιbb]

Title (English): [Medicine]


Date: 1752 April

Scribe: Mustafa b. Mehmet Erzerumi
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 204 leaves : paper ; 213 x 136 mm. no binding.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Missing.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, apparently 38 leaves missing from the beginning.

Scope and Content

Medical treatise on the use of drugs and the curing of various ailments.
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Manuscript number: 336

Title (Romanized): [Camiu’l]-mucizat

Title (English): [The Collection of] miracles


Date: [17--]

Author: Nezira İbrahim Efendi, d. 1774
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 142 leaves : paper ; 211 x 131 mm. bound to 209 x 131 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Green marble paper over boards with burgundy leather stripe on spine.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders; marginalia; title on bottom edge.

Biography

Form of author's name is from Osmanlι Müellifleri, V. II: 417. He is also known as Gülşeni İbrahim Nezira.

Scope and Content

Treatise on varous prophetic miracles.
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Manuscript number: 337

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Manuscript number: 338

Title (Romanized): Huban[name]

Uniform title: Hubanname

Title (English): [Book of] the Good

Alternative titles: Defter-i Aşk


Date: [18--]

Author: Enderunlu Fazιl, 1759?-1810
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 74 leaves : paper ; 210 x 150 mm. bound to 209 x 148 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastálῑq.

Binding: Red, grey, and yellow marble paper over boards with brown leather stripe on spine, and fore- edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in red borders.

Scope and Content

A collection of the narrative verse of the Ottoman poet on the beautiful. The volume contains three titles, all told.
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Manuscript number: 339

Title (Romanized): Camiu'l-envar fi menakibu'l-ebrar

Title (English): Collection of lightrays in the life-tales of the upright people


Date: [17--]?

Author: [Nazmizade Murtaza, d. 1722?]
Origin: Ottoman Empire
Physical Description: 140 leaves : paper ; 223 x 130 mm. bound to 223 x 128 mm.
Language of Material: Ottoman Turkish
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Burgundy leather with gilt decoration, blind-stamped, with fore-edge flap and purple and gilt paste- downs.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, marked passages in red, enclosed in gilt borders; 1b illuminated.

Scope and Content

A biography of the famous men of aghdad written in 1666/7 for the Ottoman governor of that city İbrahim Paşa.
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Manuscript number: 340

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