A Collection of Turkish manuscripts, ca. 1600-1900

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Title: A Collection of Turkish manuscripts
Collection number: 896
Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 104.0 linear ft. (204 boxes and 2 flat boxes)
Date (inclusive): ca. 1600-1900
Abstract: Collection consists of manuscripts of Turkish folk poetry. The entire collection is in Turkish.
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.

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Processing Note

This collection is partially processed up to Box 72. Please refer to the catalog of Danishpazhuh - Turkish, Erdu and collections of multi-lingual middle eastern manuscripts in Special Collections, available at the Library Special Collections Reference Desk, for more information.

Preferred Citation

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

General note

This collection is partially processed up to Box 72. Please refer to the catalog of Danishpazhuh - Turkish, Erdu and collections of multi-lingual middle eastern manuscripts in Special Collections, available at the Library Special Collections Reference Desk, for more information.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232891 

Related Material

Persian and Arabic manuscripts in Special Collections Catalog  Available at UCLA Library Special Collections.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Folk poetry, Turkish--Archives.
Manuscripts--Turkey.

Container List

Box 1



Title (Romanized): Macmua-i latif

Title (English): Charming anthology

Alternative titles: ?????? ????, Majmuah la?if
Manuscript number: 1 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 251 leaves : paper ; 147 x 95 mm. bound to 148 x 98 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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), Suhî (writing in 1580's), Jami (1414-1492), Sádi, ?Abd Allah An?ari (1006-1089), and others.
Box 1



Title (Romanized): Tezkeretü’s-Suarâ

Uniform title: R?za Tezkiresi

Title (English): Remembrance of the poets

Alternative titles: ????? ???????, Tezkere-yi R?za, Tadhkirat al- shúara
Manuscript number: 2 Date: 1643 November

Physical Description: 41 leaves : paper ; 205 x 125 mm. bound to 207 x 127 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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



Title (Romanized): Tezkere

Uniform title: Tezkere-yi Riyazi

Title (English): Remembrance

Alternative titles: ?????? Tadhkirah
Manuscript number: 3 Date: 1636

Physical Description: 99 leaves : paper ; 198 x 136 mm. bound to 200 x 139 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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



Title (Romanized): Zahrat al-muta’ahhilin

Title (English): The flower of married folks

Alternative titles: ???? ?????????
Manuscript number: 4 Date: 1624

Physical Description: 47 leaves : paper ; 210 x 156 mm. bound to 208 x 154 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 19/13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh and Nastál?q.

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



Title (Romanized): [Macmua-i siir]

Title (English): [Collection of poetry]
Manuscript number: 5 Date: 1723

Physical Description: 51 leaves : paper ; 210 x 156 mm. bound to 208 x 154 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: Average 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Hasimi (d. 1594), and perhaps others.
Box 1



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

Title (English): Pieces on the science of music

Alternative titles: ?????? ?? ??? ????????, al- adwar fi ilm al-musiqi
Manuscript number: 6 Date: [18--]?

Physical Description: 10 leaves : paper ; 220 x 160 mm. bound to 230 x 162 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 l?q and riqa.

Scope and Content

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



Title (Romanized): Ahlak-i ala’i

Title (English): Glorious ethics

Alternative titles: ???? ????, Akhlaq ala’i
Manuscript number: 7 Date: Before 1658

Physical Description: 10 leaves : paper ; 223 x 124 mm. bound to 222 x 124 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 ?aji A?mad Khalifah, 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



Title (Romanized): Hulviyat

Title (English): Sweet things

Alternative titles: ?????? ?ulwiyat-i shahi fi al-furu {in Kâtip Çelebi Kashf al- ?unun
Manuscript number: 8 Date: Before 1650

Physical Description: 198 leaves : paper ; 291 x 183 mm. bound to 292 x 205 mm.
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 Ismail Isfendiyaroglu, brother-in-law of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II who conquered Constantinople in 1453. Ismail 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 Jandar {which is Turkish "Çandar"}". The original dates to the early fifteenth-century (DP reference below). [See also number 115]
Box 2



Title (Romanized): Menak?p-i Emir Sultan

Title (English): The lives of Emir Sultan

Alternative titles: ????? ???? ?????, Manaqib amir sul?an
Manuscript number: 9 Date: 1640

Physical Description: 149 leaves : paper ; 269 x 174 mm. bound to 268 x 178 mm.
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 Mu?ammad al- Bukhari). The author gives the date of 1562 for the composition (3b). The text is not the same as that of Senâyî's.
Box 2



Title (Romanized): Umdetü’l-Islam

Title (English): The pillar of Islam

Alternative titles: ???? ??????, 'Imad al-Islam,' Umdat al-Islam
Manuscript number: 10 Date: 1621 September

Physical Description: 206 leaves : paper ; 281 x 189 mm. bound to 280 x 191 mm.
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-'Aziz Farsi (2a) covering topics such as faith, prayer, lawful and unlawful things, etc.
Box 3



Title (Romanized): Envarü’l-âsikîn

Uniform title: Envar ül-asikin / Envar ül-âsikîn

Title (English): Light-rays of lovers

Alternative titles: ????? ????????, Anwar al-ashiqin
Manuscript number: 11 Date: 1795 July

Physical Description: 344 leaves : paper ; 268 x 182 mm. bound to 268 x 203 mm.
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, Yaz?c?oglu A?met".

Scope and Content

Translation of an Arabic work by his brother (listed in Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-?unun as Magharib al-zaman li-ghurub al-ashya’ fi al-'ayn wa al-'iyan), 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



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

Title (English): [The inventory of Ibn al-Bay?ar]

Alternative titles: [Mufradat Ibn al-Bay?ar]
Manuscript number: 12 Date: [16--]

Physical Description: 306 leaves : paper ; 265 x 193 mm. bound to 265 x 195 mm.
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-Bay?ar ('Abd Allah ibn A?mad, d. 1248) entitled al- Jam? li-mufradat al-adwiyah wa-al-aghdiyah. The texts is dedicated to a certain Anatolian lord named Umur Bey.
Box 4



Title (Romanized): [Fütuh’üs-Sam ]

Title (English): [Conquests of Syria]

Alternative titles: ????? ???? ?????, Tercüme-yi fütuh üs-Sam, Futu? al-sham
Manuscript number: 13 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 237 leaves : paper ; 245 x 165 mm. bound to 2525 x 182 mm.
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 Futu? al-Sham by Waqidi (747 or 8- 823).
Box 4



Title (Romanized): Bag-i bihist

Title (English): Garden of paradise

Alternative titles: ??? ????, Bagh-i bihisht
Manuscript number: 14 Date: 1659

Physical Description: 248 leaves : paper ; 280 x 190 mm. bound to 285 x 190 mm.
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



Title (Romanized): Teshil

Title (English): Facilitation

Alternative titles: ????? Ilyasiyah fi al- ?ibb, Tashil
Manuscript number: 15 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 172 leaves : paper ; 294 x 190 mm. bound to 292 x 195 mm.
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 Pasa H?z?r b. Ali b. Hattap Ayd?ni. There are 4 other works in the manuscript, all on medicine.
Box 5



Title (Romanized): Niyazü’l-müznibin

Title (English): Needment of the guilty

Alternative titles: ???? ????????, Niyaz al-mudhnibin, Niyaz al-muznibin
Manuscript number: 16 Date: 1733

Physical Description: 173 leaves : paper ; 310 x 200 mm. bound to 310 x 210 mm.
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



Title (Romanized): Cevahirü’l-ahbar

Title (English): Jewels of reports

Alternative titles: ????? ??????, Jawahir al-akhbar
Manuscript number: 17 Date: 1526 December

Physical Description: 252 leaves : paper ; 298 x 195 mm. bound to 310 x 210 mm.
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



Title (Romanized): Garib-nâme

Title (English): Book of strange [things]

Alternative titles: ???? ????, Gharib’namah
Manuscript number: 18 Date: [14--]?

Physical Description: 288 leaves : paper ; 243 x 159 mm. bound to 241 x 158 mm.
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



Title (Romanized): Hulviyat

Title (English): Sweet things

Alternative titles: ??????, ?ulwiyat shahi fi al-furu {in Kâtip Çelebi, "Kashf al- ?unun
Manuscript number: 19 Date: 1537 February

Physical Description: 333 leaves : paper ; 255 x 178 mm. bound to 260 x 180 mm.
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 Ismail Isfendiyaroglu, brother-in-law of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II who conquered Constantinople in 1453. Ismail 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



Title (Romanized): Garib-nâme

Title (English): Book of strange [things]

Alternative titles: ???? ????, Gharib’namah
Manuscript number: 20 Date: 1457 December

Physical Description: 314 leaves : paper ; 244 x 164 mm. bound to 256 x 176 mm.
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



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

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

Alternative titles: ??? ???? ?? ????? ??? ????, Jild al-awwal min tafsir-i Abu al-Layth
Manuscript number: 21 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 351 leaves : paper ; 264 x 178 mm. bound to 256 x 176 mm.
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 Musa bin Hac? Hüseyn Izniki, d. 1434; Ahmet Sâlih; Ibn' Arabshah, A?mad ibn Mu?ammad, 1392-1450; and Ahmed Dâi, fl. 1387-1421.

Scope and Content

Part of a Turkish translation of Abu al-Layth al- ?amarqandi's Koranic exegesis known as the Ba?r al- 'ulum.
Box 8



Title (Romanized): Muhammediye

Title (English): [The book] of Mu?ammad

Alternative titles: ??????? ????????, al-Risalah al- Mu?amadiyah
Manuscript number: 22 Date: 1592 May

Physical Description: 282 leaves : paper ; 282 x 187 mm. bound to 282 x 195 mm.
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 Magharib al-zaman, translated also by his brother into Turkish prose (Envar ül-âsikîn. See mss. 11 above). The verse translation was completed in August 1449 (276b).
Box 8



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

Uniform title: Tarih-i Nisanc? Mehmet Pasa

Title (English): The histories of the Ottoman house

Alternative titles: ?????? ?? ?????, Tawarikh al-? Uthman, Tavarikh al-#x03AF; Usman
Manuscript number: 23 Date: Before 1669

Physical Description: 247 leaves : paper ; 254 x 150 mm. bound to 253 x 147 mm.
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



Title (Romanized): Umdetü’l-Islam

Title (English): The pillar of Islam

Alternative titles: ???? ??????, ?Imad al-Islam, 'Umdat al-Islam
Manuscript number: 24 Date: 1502 February

Physical Description: 214 leaves : paper ; 272 x 188 mm. bound to 270 x 190 mm.
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-'Aziz Farsi (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



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

Title (English): [Commentary on the Baharistan of Jami]
Manuscript number: 25 Date: 1593 April

Physical Description: 110 leaves : paper ; 278 x 188 mm. bound to 274 x 187 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Diwani.

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 Osmanl? 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 Jami (1414-1492). The text was composed sometime during the reign of Murad III (r. 1574-95).
Box 9



Title (Romanized): Tercüman-i Kur’an

Title (English): Translation of the Koran

Alternative titles: ?????? ???? , Tercüme-yi tefsir-i Abi’l-leys, Tarjumat Qur’an
Manuscript number: 26 Date: 1815

Physical Description: 578 leaves : paper ; 225 x 152 mm. bound to 225 x 157 mm.
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 Danish’pazhuh identify the text as the translation of the exegesis of Abu al-Layth al-?amarqandi (see mss. 21 above). The original was composed in 1689.
Box 10



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

Title (English): The inventory of Ibn al-Bay?ar

Alternative titles: ???? ?????? ??? ?????, Kitap-i Müfredat-i Ibn-i Beytar, Mufradat Ibn al-Bay?ar
Manuscript number: 27 Date: 1846

Physical Description: 143 leaves : paper ; 276 x 194 mm. bound to 280 x 194 mm.
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-Bay?ar ('Abd Allah ibn A?mad, d. 1248) entitled al- Jami li-mufradat al-adwiyah wa-al-aghdiyah. The texts is dedicated to a certain Anatolian lord named Umur Bey.
Box 10



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: ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???????, Feraid ü-fevaid fi beyan il-akaid, Fara’id al-fawa’id fi bayan al- aqa’id
Manuscript number: 28 Date: 1824

Physical Description: 143 leaves : paper ; 265 x 174 mm. bound to 265 x 180 mm.
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 Kad?zade, 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-?unun.
Box 10



Title (Romanized): Takvim

Uniform title: Takvim üt-tevarih li-Kâtib Çelebi

Title (English): Calendar

Alternative titles: Taqwim? ?????
Manuscript number: 29 Date: 1748

Physical Description: 45 leaves : paper ; 285 x 182 mm. bound to 284 x 182 mm.
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.
Box 10



Title (Romanized): Dürretü’t-taç

Uniform title: Dürret üt-taç

Title (English): Pearl of the crown

Alternative titles: ??? ?????, Dürret üt- taç fi sahib-ül miraç, Durrat al-taj
Manuscript number: 30 Date: 1748

Physical Description: 156 leaves : paper ; 296 x 176 mm. bound to 298 x 187 mm.
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.
Box 11



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

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

Alternative titles: ???? ???? ?? ??? ?????, ?ariq bzd?(?) fi ?ilm al-raml
Manuscript number: 31 Date: 1760

Physical Description: 115 leaves : paper ; 304 x 180 mm. bound to 303 x 184 mm.
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.
Box 11



Title (Romanized): Cevahirü’l-ahbar

Title (English): Jewels of reports

Alternative titles: ????? ??????, Jawahir al-akhbar
Manuscript number: 32 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 318 leaves : paper ; 286 x 202 mm. bound to 283 x 190 mm.
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. Seyh Isa b. Idris b. Halil el-vefa'i (?) el-Hanefi el-Antaki el-Seybani, 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-âsikîn and tefsir-i Abi’l-leys.
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Title (Romanized): Gülzâr-i ma’nevi

Uniform title: Gülzâr-i ma’nevi

Title (English): The spiritual rose-field

Alternative titles: ????? ?????, Gulzar-i mánavi
Manuscript number: 33 Date: 1642 October

Physical Description: 128 leaves : paper ; 286 x 202 mm. bound to 283 x 190 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Muhammediye

Uniform title: Muhammediye

Title (English): [The book] of Mu?ammad

Alternative titles: ??????? ????????, al-Risalah al- Mu?amadiyah
Manuscript number: 34 Date: 1744

Physical Description: 266 leaves : paper ; 313 x 195 mm. bound to 313 x 200 mm.
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 Magharib al-zaman, translated also by his brother into Turkish prose (Envar ül-âsikîn. See mss. 11 above). The verse translation was completed in August 1449 (263a).
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Title (Romanized): Fütûhu’l-mücahidin li-tervih-i kulûbi’l- müsâhidiin

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: ???? ????????? ?????? ???? ?????????, Futu? al- mujahidin li tarwi? qulub al-mushahidin
Manuscript number: 35 Date: 1575

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 Nafa?at al-uns min ha?arat 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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Title (Romanized): Umdetü’l-Islam

Title (English): The pillar of Islam

Alternative titles: ???? ??????, 'Imad al-Islam, 'Umdat al-Islam
Manuscript number: 36 Date: 1602 December

Physical Description: 260 leaves : paper ; 300 x 195 mm. bound to 300 x 196 mm.
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-'Aziz Farsi (2a) covering topics such as faith, prayer, lawful and unlawful things, etc.
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Title (Romanized): Mesa’irü’s-su’ara [hulâsas?]

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

Alternative titles: Masha’ir al-shúara
Manuscript number: 37 Date: [19--]

Physical Description: 58 leaves : paper ; 330 x 240 mm. bound to 333 x 248 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: Average 36 lines of text per page.

Script: Riqa.

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 Âs?k Çelebi, 1520- 1572.
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Title (Romanized): Takvim

Uniform title: Takvim üt-tevarih li-Kâtib Çelebi

Title (English): Calendar

Alternative titles: Taqwim? ?????
Manuscript number: 38 Date: Before 1812

Physical Description: 84 leaves : paper ; 289 x 190 mm. bound to 289 x 191 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Risale-i nuriye

Title (English): The luminosity treatise

Alternative titles: ????? ?????, Risalah-i nuriyah
Manuscript number: 39 Date: [19--]

Physical Description: 15 leaves : paper ; 340 x 233 mm. bound to 343 x 241 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 29 lines of text per page.

Script: Riqa.

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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Title (Romanized): Vak’a-i Zagra

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

Title (English): The battle of Zagra

Alternative titles: ???? ????, Vaqah-i Zaghrah, Waqah Zaghrah
Manuscript number: 40 Date: [188-]

Physical Description: 44 leaves : paper ; 282 x 213 mm. bound to 291 x 216 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Riqa.

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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Title (Romanized): Âdap-i menazil

Title (English): Manners of the household

Alternative titles: ???? ?????, Adab-i manazil
Manuscript number: 41 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 44 leaves : paper ; 251 x 155 mm. bound to 251 x 162 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Vakf? 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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Title (Romanized): Nakd-i hât?r

Title (English): Money for the memory

Alternative titles: ??? ????, Naqd-i kha?ir, Naqd al-kha?ir, Naqd al-khawa?ir
Manuscript number: 42 Date: 1809

Physical Description: 205 leaves : paper ; 237 x 162 mm. bound to 237 x 168 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Umdetü’l-Islam

Title (English): [The pillar of Islam]

Alternative titles: ???? ??????, 'Imad al-Islam, 'Umdat al-Islam
Manuscript number: 43 Date: No date

Physical Description: 99 leaves : paper ; 293 x 198 mm. bound to 287 x 209 mm.
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-'Aziz Farsi (2a) covering topics such as faith, prayer, lawful and unlawful things, etc.
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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Vefayatü'l-âyan

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

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

Alternative titles: ????? ??????, Wafayat al-áyan.
Manuscript number: 44 Date: 1715

Physical Description: 209 leaves : paper ; 310 x 169 mm.
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 Khallikan's (1211-1282) biography of Muslim notables. The translation was undertaken in 1676 and was dedicated to a vizier named Mustafa Pasa which must be Merzifonlu Kara Mustafa Pasa who served as vizier from 167683. Manuscript in several hands.
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Title (Romanized): Acay?p-i mahlûkat

Title (English): Wonders of creation

Alternative titles: ????? ???????, Acay?p-i mahlûkat ve garay?p-i mevcudat, 'Ajayib-i makhluqat,' Aja’ib makhluqat
Manuscript number: 45 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 102 leaves : paper ; 307 x 174 mm. bound to 303 x 187 mm.
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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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: ?????] ???? ?????? ?? ?????? ??? ????], Tu?fat al-a?bab fi al-suluk ilá ?ariq
Manuscript number: 46 Date: 1884 March

Physical Description: 92 leaves : paper ; 274 x 179 mm. bound to 274 x 183 mm.
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 Vakf? 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 Tu?fat al-a?bab fi al-suluk ilá ?ariq written by an author named Shaykh A?mad ?arabizuni (Trabzoni). This book was itself an exposition on another book called Silsilat al-dhahab written by Shaykh Mu?ammad Murad al-Bukhari.
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Title (Romanized): Sübhat’ul-ahbar

Title (English): Glory of reports

Alternative titles: Sub?at al-akhbar
Manuscript number: 47 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 50 leaves : paper ; 292 x 203 mm. bound to 288 x 202 mm.
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 Nisanc? (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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Title (Romanized): Mine’t-tevarih-i Nisanc?

Title (English): From Nisanc?'s histories

Alternative titles: ?? ???????? ??????, Min al-tawarikh Nishanji
Manuscript number: 48 Date: 1754 April

Physical Description: 16 leaves : paper ; 280 x 204 mm.
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 Nisanc? Mehmed Pasa (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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Title (Romanized): Tefsir-i Hüseyn Vaiz Tercümesi

Title (English): Translation of the exegesis of ?usayn Va’i?

Alternative titles: ????? ???? ???? ???????
Manuscript number: 49 Date: [16--]

Physical Description: 279 leaves : paper ; 316 x 215 mm. bound to 327 x 226 mm.
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- ?unun. 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 ?usayn Vai? Kashifi (d. 1504 or 5) entitled Mavahib-i aliyah. 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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Title (Romanized): Ciltu’s-salis min siyeri’n-nebi

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

Alternative titles: ??? ?????? ?? ??? ?????, Jild [sic] al- thalith min siyar al-nabiy
Manuscript number: 50 Date: 1569 March

Physical Description: 176 leaves : paper ; 255 x 157 mm. bound to 253 x 157 mm.
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 Is?aq's biography of the prophet Mu?ammad generally known as Sirat al-Nabi or al-Sirah al- Nabawiyah.
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Title (Romanized): [Mesáirü’s-súara]

Uniform title: Mesair üs-súara, or, Te?kere of As?? Çelebi

Title (English): [Stations of the poets]

Alternative titles: ????? ??????, Masha’ir al-shúara
Manuscript number: 51 Date: 1578 January

Physical Description: 249 leaves : paper ; 250 x 157 mm. bound to 237 x 157 mm.
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

As?k Çelebi's comprehensive biography of Ottoman poets.
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Title (Romanized): Riyazü’r-rahme

Title (English): Gardens of forgiveness

Alternative titles: ???? ??????, Riya? al-ra?mah
Manuscript number: 52 Date: 1638 February

Physical Description: 71 leaves : paper ; 285 x 154 mm. bound to 284 x 155 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Raw?at al-wai?in, presumably the work of Shiite biography by Fattal.
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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i mukaddeme-i Ibn Haldun]

Uniform title: Tercüme-yi Mukaddeme-yi Ibn Haldun

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

Alternative titles: [Tarjumah-i Muqaddimah-i Ibn Khaldun], [Tarjumat al-Muqaddimah Ibn Khaldun]
Manuscript number: 53 Date: [17--]

Physical Description: 639 leaves : paper ; 242 x 173 mm. bound to 241 x 174 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 27 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Khaldun's history, completed by Pirizade in 1730 (15b) and dedicated to Sultan Mahmud I (r. 1730-1754).
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Title (Romanized): Tezkeretü’l-evliya

Uniform title: Tezkiretü'l-evliyâ

Title (English): Remembrance of [Sufi] masters

Alternative titles: ????? ??????, Tadhkirat al-awlya’
Manuscript number: 54 Date: 1430 June

Physical Description: 267 leaves : paper ; 270 x 195 mm. bound to 270 x 200 mm.
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 Pasa (1440-1486), whose Turkish translation is more well-known and is noticed in Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al- ?unun.

Scope and Content

This is a very early Ottoman translation of the biography of Sufi masters by Farid al-Din A??ar completed, or copied, during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Murat II. A number of short treatises are appended to 1a-16b.
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Title (Romanized): Hadikatü’s-süedâ

Uniform title: Hadikatü's-sü'eda

Title (English): Garden of the blessed folks

Alternative titles: ????? ??????, ?adiqat al-súada
Manuscript number: 55 Date: 1678

Physical Description: 191 leaves : paper ; 284 x 186 mm. bound to 282 x 189 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 ?usayn ibn Ali. The text is mainly a translation of the Persian-language Raw?at al-shuhada' by the Timurid author ?usayn Vai? Kashifi (d. 1504 or 5.)
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Title (Romanized): Umdetü’l-Islam

Title (English): The pillar of Islam

Alternative titles: ???? ??????, Imad al-Islam, Umdat al-Islam
Manuscript number: 56 Date: 1660 June

Physical Description: 165 leaves : paper ; 292 x 190 mm. bound to 292 x 200 mm.
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-'Aziz Farsi (2a) covering topics such as faith, prayer, lawful and unlawful things, etc.
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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i Tarih-i Tabari]

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

Alternative titles: ??? ?????? ????, Kisas-i tevârih-i Tabari
Manuscript number: 57 Date: [15--]?

Physical Description: 234 leaves : paper ; 273 x 175 mm. bound to 278 x 192 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 ?abari into Ottoman Turkish. The author seems to have used the older Persian translation of ?abari's Arabic original.
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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i Tarih-i Tabari]

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

Alternative titles: ??? ?????? ????, Kisas-i tevârih-i Tabari
Manuscript number: 58 Date: 1570 April

Physical Description: 279 leaves : paper ; 283 x 195 mm. bound to 292 x 190 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 ?abari into Ottoman Turkish. The author seems to have used the older Persian translation of ?abari's Arabic original. The statements in Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-?unun that the Turkish translation enjoyed popularity among "the common people of Rum (Anatolia)" is confirmed by the home town of the Scribe--i.e. Konya in Central Anatolia.
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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: ????? ????? ?????
Manuscript number: 59 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 327 leaves : paper ; 317 x 200 mm. bound to 316 x 200 mm.
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.
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Title (Romanized): Maariçü’n-nübüvve

Uniform title: Maariç ün-nübüvve

Title (English): The ascensions of prophet-hood

Alternative titles: ????? ??????
Manuscript number: 60 Date: [15--]?

Physical Description: 251 leaves : paper ; 296 x 186 mm. bound to 293 x 192 mm.
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 Mu?ammad, emphasizing his ascension to heaven. The text is based on Múin al-Din Farahi's Máarif al-nubuwwah fi madarij al-futuwwah. As Kâtip Çeleb has noted, the present title is different from a second (and later) Turkish translation of this text by Alt?parmak Mehmet (d. 1623).
 



Title (Romanized): [Irsâdü’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]
Manuscript number: 61 Date: [15--]?

Physical Description: 191 leaves : paper ; 260 x 170 mm. bound to 260 x 175 mm.
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-Din Razi’s (d. 1256 or 7) Mir?ad al-ibad min al-mabdá ilá al- máad. Completed in 1419 during the reign of Murad II.
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Title (Romanized): Âdap-i menazil

Title (English): Manners of the household

Alternative titles: ???? ?????
Manuscript number: 62 Date: 1730

Physical Description: 222 leaves : paper ; 292 x 195 mm. bound to 292 x 204 mm.
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 Vakf? 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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Title (Romanized): [Mevaiz]

Title (English): [Exhortations]
Manuscript number: 63 Date: Before 1779

Physical Description: 204 leaves : paper ; 289 x 187 mm. bound to 287 x 272 mm.
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.
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Title (Romanized): Lehcetü’l-lugât

Uniform title: Lehcetü’l-lugât

Title (English): Dictionary of words

Alternative titles: ???? ??????
Manuscript number: 64 Date: [17--]

Physical Description: 796 leaves : paper ; 310 x 175 mm. bound to 310 x 169 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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.
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Title (Romanized): Muhammediye

Uniform title: Muhammediye

Title (English): [The book] of Muhammad

Alternative titles: ??????? ????????
Manuscript number: 65 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 266 leaves : paper ; 285 x 180 mm. bound to 281 x 192 mm.
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 Magharib al-zaman, translated also by his brother into Turkish prose (Envar ül-âsikîn. See mss. 11 above). The verse translation was completed in August 1449 (263a).
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Title (Romanized): [Serh-i Muhammediye]

Uniform title: Ferahu’r-rûh: Muhammediye serhi

Title (English): [The commentary upon the book of Muhammad]
Manuscript number: 66 Date: 1776

Physical Description: 706 leaves : paper ; 280 x 170 mm. bound to 280 x 172 mm.
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 Yaz?c?oglu 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).
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Title (Romanized): Umdetü’l-Islam

Title (English): The pillar of Islam

Alternative titles: ???? ??????, Imad al-Islam
Manuscript number: 67 Date: 1619 October

Physical Description: 233 leaves : paper ; 294 x 170 mm. bound to 290 x 175 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 29 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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-'Aziz Farsi (2a) covering topics such as faith, prayer, lawful and unlawful things, etc. To this is added a brief epistel entitled er-Risâletü’l- mübessire li’t-tâifetü’l-mübteliyyis’- sabire.
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Title (Romanized): Gülsen-i tevhid

Title (English): The rose garden of unity

Alternative titles: ???? ?????
Manuscript number: 68 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 339 leaves : paper ; 288 x 198 mm. bound to 288 x 192 mm.
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).
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Title (Romanized): Kenz

Title (English): Treasure

Alternative titles: ???
Manuscript number: 69 Date: [15--]?

Physical Description: 243 leaves : paper ; 262 x 172 mm. bound to 262 x 178 mm.
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).
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Title (Romanized): Garib-nâme

Title (English): Book of strange [things]

Alternative titles: ???? ????
Manuscript number: 70 Date: 1445 November

Physical Description: 384 leaves : paper ; 249 x 157 mm. bound to 251 x 160 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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

Uniform title: Tarih-i Rasit

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

Alternative titles: [??? ???? [????? ???? ?????
Manuscript number: 71 Date: [17--]

Physical Description: 129 leaves : paper ; 271 x 172 mm. bound to 272 x 170 mm.
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 Rasit 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.
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Title (Romanized): [Kaside]

Title (English): [Ode]

Alternative titles: Tahmis-i Kaside-i Bürde
Manuscript number: 72 Date: [18--]?

Physical Description: 8 leaves : paper ; 262 x 179 mm.
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 Osmanl? 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-Bu?iri. Another work by the same title is the work of Süleyman Nahifi, d. 1738.
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Title (Romanized): [Akaid]

Title (English): [Tenets of faith]
Manuscript number: 73 Date: 1755

Physical Description: 115 leaves : paper ; 271 x 172 mm. bound to 272 x 170 mm.
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.
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Title (Romanized): Tenkih-i tevârîh-i mülûk

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

Alternative titles: ????? ?????? ????
Manuscript number: 74 Date: 1683 December

Physical Description: 214 leaves : paper ; 235 x 130 mm. bound to 240 x 130 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q 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 Vakf? 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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Title (Romanized): Ahmediye

Title (English): Book of A?mad

Alternative titles: Mürsidiye? ??????
Manuscript number: 75 Date: 1841

Physical Description: 320 leaves : paper ; 239 x 152 mm. bound to 238 x 160 mm.
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.
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Title (Romanized): Vilâyetnâme

Title (English): Book of mystical mastery

Alternative titles: ???? ???? ???? ?????, Vilâyetnâme-i Hac? Bektas, Manakip
Manuscript number: 76 Date: 1853

Physical Description: 182 leaves : paper ; 236 x 167 mm. bound to 236 x 172 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Riqa.

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 Hac? Bektas Velî.
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Title (English): [Requirements and tenets]
Manuscript number: 77 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 125 leaves : paper ; 243 x 174 mm. bound to 245 x 185 mm.
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.
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Title (Romanized): Tercüme-i Resehat-i aynü’l-hayat

Uniform title: Resehat-i ayn el-hayat

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

Alternative titles: ????? ????? ??? ??????, Rasha?at- ? ayn al-?ayat
Manuscript number: 78 Date: 1694

Physical Description: 374 leaves : paper ; 229 x 132 mm. bound to 228 x 140 mm.
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 ?usayn Vai? Kashifi (d. 1504 or 5). The translation is dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan Murad III (r. 1574-95).
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Title (Romanized): [Serh-i nutuk-i Hac? Bayram Velî ]

Title (English): [Commentary on the discourse of Hac? Bayram Velî]
Manuscript number: 79 Date: [18--]?

Physical Description: 58 leaves : paper ; 229 x 132 mm. bound to 228 x 140 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: Average 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Hac? 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 Hac? Bektas 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 Arabi.
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Title (Romanized): Süleyman name…cilt-i salis

Title (English): Book of Solomon…volume three

Alternative titles: ???? ?????? ???? ???? ????? ??? ????
Manuscript number: 80 Date: Before 1640

Physical Description: 300 leaves : paper ; 267 x 170 mm. bound to 262 x 175 mm.
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 Osmanl? 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 Osmanl? Müellifleri, V. II: 105).
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Title (Romanized): [Serh-i gazeliyat-i Urfi-i Sirazi]

Title (English): [Commentary on the poems of Urfi Shirazi]
Manuscript number: 81 Date: 1815 May

Physical Description: 178 leaves : paper ; 256 x 151 mm. bound to 263 x 158 mm.
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 Urfi Shirazi who wrote in Persian. The commentary was composed in 1665 (1a).
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Title (Romanized): [Mevahibü’l-hallak fi meratibi’l-ahlâk]?

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

Alternative titles: ????? ????? ?? ????? ?????
Manuscript number: 82 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 319 leaves : paper ; 245 x 117 mm. bound to 240 x 170 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 27 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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- ?unun.

Scope and Content

Treatise on good behavior composed, according to Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-?unun, 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. Ibrahim Adham), and kings (ex. Anushirvan and Ma?mud of Ghazna).
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Title (Romanized): Ser’atül-Islam

Title (English): The law of Islam

Alternative titles: ???? ?????
Manuscript number: 83 Date: 1643

Physical Description: 358 leaves : paper ; 239 x 154 mm. bound to 237 x 152 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Serh-i Pend-i Attar]

Uniform title: Serh-i Pend-i Attar lis-Seyh Ismail Hakki

Title (English): [Commentary on the advice-book of A??ar]
Manuscript number: 84 Date: 1799 June

Physical Description: 257 leaves : paper ; 234 x 163 mm. bound to 232 x 162 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 29 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 A??ar (d. circa 1230). The commentary had been composed on Friday 9 June 1724.
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Title (Romanized): [Insa]

Title (English): [Letter writing]
Manuscript number: 85 Date: [18--]

Physical Description: 191 leaves : paper ; 233 x 166 mm. bound to 230 x 168 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): Takvimü’t-tevarih

Uniform title: Takvim üt-tevarih li-Kâtib Çelebi

Title (English): Calendar of chronologies

Alternative titles: ????? ????????
Manuscript number: 86 Date: 1882

Physical Description: 86 leaves : paper ; 226 x 167 mm. bound to 226 x 165 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Sevâhidü’n-nübüvve

Uniform title: Sevâhid-ün nübüvve tercümesi

Title (English): The witnesses of prophet-hood

Alternative titles: ????? ??????
Manuscript number: 87 Date: 1603 September

Physical Description: 361 leaves : paper ; 226 x 140 mm. bound to 226 x 141 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i-i ilm-i sarf nahiv belâgat mant?k adep]

Title (English): [The translation of the sciences of conjugation, syntax, eloquence, logic, and polite letters]
Manuscript number: 88 Date: 1847

Physical Description: 134 leaves : paper ; 277 x 152 mm. bound to 275 x 160 mm.
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 Pasa (2b).
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Title (Romanized): Izahü’l-meram fi ahadis-i seyyidi’l-enam

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

Alternative titles: ????? ?????? ?? ?????? ??? ?????
Manuscript number: 89 Date: 1811

Physical Description: 119 leaves : paper ; 262 x 161 mm. bound to 260 x 165 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): Hikmet-nâme

Title (English): Book of wisdom

Alternative titles: ???? ????
Manuscript number: 90 Date: [15--]?

Physical Description: 80 leaves : paper ; 263 x 171 mm. bound to 263 x 168 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Destan-i Yusuf(?)

Title (English): The tale of Joseph

Alternative titles: ????? ????
Manuscript number: 91 Date: 1840 November

Physical Description: 86 leaves : paper ; 228 x 160 mm. bound to 232 x 161 mm.
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).
 



Title (Romanized): Fazilet-nâme

Title (English): Book of virtue

Alternative titles: ????? ????
Manuscript number: 92 Date: [18--]?

Physical Description: 199 leaves : paper ; 239 x 149 mm. bound to 244 x 162 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Mesalikü’s-salikîn

Title (English): The pathway of wayferers

Alternative titles: ????? ????????
Manuscript number: 93 Date: 1839

Physical Description: 107 leaves : paper ; 236 x 168 mm. bound to 231 x 167 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Ahlak-i ala’i

Title (English): Glorious ethics

Alternative titles: ???? ????
Manuscript number: 94 Date: 1565 September

Physical Description: 348 leaves : paper ; 223 x 138 mm. bound to 230 x 145 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Emsalat-i Aziz Efendi

Title (English): The exemplars of Aziz Efendi

Alternative titles: ?????? ???? ?????
Manuscript number: 95 Date: [18--]?

Physical Description: 134 leaves : paper ; 228 x 150 mm. bound to 228 x 154 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Serh-i erbain

Uniform title: Kirk hadis serhi = Serh-i hadis-i erbain

Title (English): Commentary on the forty

Alternative titles: Serh-i hadis-i erbain
Manuscript number: 96 Date: 1724

Physical Description: 259 leaves : paper ; 250 x 138 mm. bound to 247 x 135 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Âsarü’l-müstak esrarü’l-ussak

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

Alternative titles: ???? ??????? ????? ??????
Manuscript number: 97 Date: 1853

Physical Description: 162 leaves : paper ; 238 x 172 mm. bound to 235 x 180 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Riqa.

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 Osmanl? 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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Title (Romanized): el-hücce’l-balige

Title (English): The mature argumentation

Alternative titles: ????? ???????
Manuscript number: 98 Date: 1721 August or after

Physical Description: 115 leaves : paper ; 239 x 144 mm. bound to 238 x 148 mm.
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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Title (English): [Curriculum]
Manuscript number: 99 Date: [18--]

Physical Description: 47 leaves : paper ; 239 x 164 mm. bound to 236 x 168 mm.
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 sahane). Subjects to be taught include languages, history, mathematics, geography, strategy, etc.
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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i menakip-i Seyyid Ahmet el-Bedevi]

Title (English): [The translation of the life of Sayyid A?mad al-Badawi]
Manuscript number: 100 Date: no date

Physical Description: 131 leaves : paper ; 236 x 165 mm. bound to 243 x 172 mm.
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 Osmanl? Müellifleri, (1911) V. II: 49.

Scope and Content

The life of the thirteenth-century Sufi master Sayyid A?mad al- Badawi, translated into Turkish by the present author in 1623 after his visit to Egypt (2a).
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Title (Romanized): Niyazü’l-müznibin

Title (English): Needment of the guilty

Alternative titles: ???? ????????, Niyaz al-mudhnibin
Manuscript number: 101 Date: 1844

Physical Description: 186 leaves : paper ; 242 x 170 mm. bound to 242 x 177 mm.
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. Ilyas (185b).
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Title (Romanized): Tuhfetü’l-mülûk

Title (English): The gift of kings

Alternative titles: ???? ??????
Manuscript number: 102 Date: 1786 March

Physical Description: 96 leaves : paper ; 248 x 170 mm. bound to 246 x 175 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): Sifaü’l-mümin

Title (English): The cure of the faithful

Alternative titles: ???? ??????
Manuscript number: 103 Date: 1831

Physical Description: 172 leaves : paper ; 240 x 171 mm. bound to 238 x 174 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Tenkih-i tevârîh-i mülûk

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

Alternative titles: ????? ?????? ????
Manuscript number: 104 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 206 leaves : paper ; 230 x 140 mm. bound to 236 x 155 mm.
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 Vakf? 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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Title (Romanized): Nihayetü’l-elbab tercüme-i hulâsatü’l-hesap

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

Alternative titles: ????? ?????? ????? ???? ??????
Manuscript number: 105 Date: 1832 March

Physical Description: 135 leaves : paper ; 240 x 154 mm. bound to 238 x 153 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Baha’ al-Din Amili (1547-1621). The present manuscript is dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud II (r. 1808-1839).
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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i es-sittinü’l-câmi li-letaifi’l-besatin]

Title (English): [The translation of collected sixty of the pleasures of gardens]
Manuscript number: 106 Date: 1666 January

Physical Description: 229 leaves : paper ; 235 x 132 mm. bound to 235 x 147 mm.
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-sittin al-jamí li-la?a’if al- basatin and written by A?mad b. Mu?ammad ?usi (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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Title (Romanized): [missing from box]
Manuscript number: 107

Physical Description: Layout:

Script: Decoration:

Binding: Additional description:
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Title (Romanized): Hadikatü’s-süedâ

Uniform title: Hadikatü's-sü'eda

Title (English): Garden of the blessed folks

Alternative titles: ????? ??????
Manuscript number: 108 Date: [15--]?

Physical Description: 265 leaves : paper ; 245 x 161 mm. bound to 242 x 160 mm.
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 ?usayn ibn Ali. The text is mainly a translation of the Persian-language Raw?at al- shuhada' by the Timurid author ?usayn Vaiz? Kashifi (d. 1504 or 5.)
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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i serh-i dübeyt-i Câmi li-Hoca Nes’et]

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

Title (English): [Translation of the commentary of the quartet of Jami by Hoca Nes’et]
Manuscript number: 109 Date: 1851

Physical Description: 26 leaves : paper ; 240 x 166 mm. bound to 235 x 164 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Nes’et on the writing of the Sufi poet Jami (d. 1492). Copy of a manuscript dated 1846, during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abdülmecid.
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Title (Romanized): [Risale-i tasavvuf]

Title (English): [Treatise on Sufism]
Manuscript number: 110 Date: 1856

Physical Description: 25 leaves : paper ; 240 x 148 mm. bound to 238 x 149 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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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: ????? ????? ????, Tahmis-i kaside-i bür’e
Manuscript number: 111 Date: [18--]

Physical Description: 24 leaves : paper ; 245 x 168 mm. bound to 247 x 173 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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-Din Mu?ammad Bu?iri (1213?-1296?) in Arabic about the qualities of the prophet Mu?ammad. The manuscript contains a shorter similar poetic exercise on the final two leaves.
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Title (Romanized): [Hikâyat-i e’imme-i isna ‘asere]

Title (English): [Tales of the twelve imams]
Manuscript number: 112 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 177 leaves : paper ; 233 x 147 mm. bound to 148 x 229 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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

Uniform title: Maariç ün-nübüvve

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

Alternative titles: ????? ??????
Manuscript number: 113 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 387 leaves : paper ; 202 x 133 mm. bound to 201 x 144 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 26 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Mu?ammad. Apparently a translation of a Persian text by Múin al-Din Farahi, d. 1501 or 2.
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Title (Romanized): [Hamzanâme]

Title (English): [The book of ?amzah]

Alternative titles: Romance of Amir ?amza, Dastan-i Amir Hamzah, Qissah-’i Hamzah, Hamzah’namah,
Manuscript number: 114 Date: 1738

Physical Description: 209 leaves : paper ; 207 x 148 mm. bound to 206 x 144 mm.
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 ?amzah ibn Abd al-Mu??alib (d. 625) the uncle of the prophet Mu?ammad.
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Title (Romanized): Hulviyat

Title (English): Sweet things

Alternative titles: ?ulwiyat-i shahi fi al-furu {in Kâtip Çelebi Kashf al-?unun}? ??????
Manuscript number: 115 Date: 1818 March

Physical Description: 389 leaves : paper ; 203 x 143 mm. bound to 201 x 140 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 26 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q 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 Ismail Isfendiyaroglu, brother-in-law of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II who conquered Constantinople in 1453. Ismail 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 Jandar" (the second word being Çandarl? in Turkish). The original dates to the early fifteenth-century (DP reference below).
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Title (Romanized): [Serh-i] Bostan

Uniform title: Sudi serh-i Bostan

Title (English): [Commentary on the] Orchard
Manuscript number: 116 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 432 leaves : paper ; 203 x 130 mm. bound to 202 x 130 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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- ?unun, 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 Sem'i and Sururi, 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 Bustan of Sádi, undertaken to facilitate the task of those who set out to learn Persian, presumably by memorizing or studying the original.
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Title (Romanized): Zeyl-i siyer-i nebevi

Uniform title: Zeyl-i Nâbi

Title (English): Continuation of the prophetic biographies

Alternative titles: ??? ??? ????
Manuscript number: 117 Date: 1849

Physical Description: 329 leaves : paper ; 216 x 152 mm. bound to 214 x 152 mm.
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 Mu?ammad entitled Dürretü’t-taç and written by Veysî (1561- 1628).
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Title (English): [Tenets and doctrines of Islam]
Manuscript number: 118 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 441 leaves : paper ; 217 x 155 mm. bound to 218 x 1572 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Saadet-name

Title (English): Book of felicity

Alternative titles: ????? ????
Manuscript number: 119 Date: Before 1624

Physical Description: 181 leaves : paper ; 208 x 149 mm. bound to 209 x 150 mm.
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 M?srî and Gelibolulu Ali Ahmet (See the article "Hüseyn Vaiz Kâsifi" in Türkiye Diyanet Vakf? Islâm ansiklopedisi).

Scope and Content

The manuscript seems to be an abridgement (see 1b) of Câmî's translation of Rawzat al-al-shuhada’ by ?usayn Vai? Kashifi (d. 1504 or 5) covering the death of the third Shiite Imam ?usayn ibn Ali.
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Title (Romanized): Vikayetü’r-rivaye fi mesaili’l-hidaye

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

Alternative titles: ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????, Tercüme-i vikaye fi’l-fikh el-serif
Manuscript number: 120 Date: 1690 June

Physical Description: 333 leaves : paper ; 216 x 152 mm. bound to 214 x 152 mm.
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 Osmanl? Müellifleri, V. I: 135, as well as Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-?unun, under the original title, where there is also noted a commentary in Turkish by Arap Çelebi (Semsettin ahmet b. Hamza; d. 1543 or 4)

Scope and Content

Translation into Turkish of an Arabic original composed by the fourteenth century al-Ma?bubi, itself being an epitome of a work by al-Marghinani (d. 1196 or 7).
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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Vefayatü’l-âyan

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

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

Alternative titles: ????? ??????, Wafayat al-áyan.
Manuscript number: 121 Date: 1715 April

Physical Description: 260 leaves : paper ; 214 x 132 mm. bound to 212 x 136 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Khallikan's (1211-1282) biography of Muslim notables. The translation was undertaken in 1676 and was dedicated to a vizier named Mustafa Pasa which must be Merzifonlu Kara Mustafa Pasa who served as vizier from 167683.
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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]
Manuscript number: 122 Date: [16--]

Physical Description: 246 leaves : paper ; 215 x 141 mm. bound to 217 x 145 mm.
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 Pasa. A noted penciled in the margins, in a late 19th/early 20th century hand, equates this person with Osman b. Iskender Pasa. The identification of the title arises from this equation and its correspondence with the relative information in Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-?unun.
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Title (Romanized): Enis’ül-ârifîn

Title (English): Companion of the knowers

Alternative titles: ???? ????????
Manuscript number: 123 Date: 1636

Physical Description: 172 leaves : paper ; 207 x 148 mm. bound to 205 x 148 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: Average 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 ?usayn Vai? Kashifi (d. 1504 or 5.) entitled Akhlaq-i Mu?sini, completed (according to Kâtip Çelebi) in 1566. The manuscript contains 3 other titles.
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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: ????? ?????? ?? ????? ???????
Manuscript number: 124 Date: 1779 October

Physical Description: 321 leaves : paper ; 212 x 137 mm. bound to 212 x 137 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): Siret[ü’n-nebi]

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

Alternative titles: [???? [?????
Manuscript number: 125 Date: 1762 August

Physical Description: 367 leaves : paper ; 214 x 160 mm. bound to 209 x 161 mm.
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 Mu?ammad in Turkish rhyming couplets.
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Title (Romanized): [Kitap-i Siretü’n-nebi]

Title (English): [The book of the life of the prophet]
Manuscript number: 126 Date: 1794 May

Physical Description: 157 leaves : paper ; 306 x 103 mm. bound to 311 x 110 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 29 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Mu?ammad in Turkish rhyming couplets (different from mss. 125 above).
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Title (Romanized): Muhammediye

Uniform title: Muhammediye

Title (English): [The book] of Muhammad

Alternative titles: ??????? ????????
Manuscript number: 127 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 280 leaves : paper ; 281 x 180 mm. bound to 280 x 182 mm.
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 Magharib al-zaman, translated also by his brother into Turkish prose (Envar ül-âsikîn). The verse translation was completed in August 1449.
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Title (Romanized): Muhammediye

Uniform title: Muhammediye

Title (English): [The book] of Muhammad

Alternative titles: ??????? ????????
Manuscript number: 128 Date: 1647 June

Physical Description: 275 leaves : paper ; 278 x 180 mm. bound to 280 x 180 mm.
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 Magharib al-zaman, translated also by his brother into Turkish prose (Envar ül-âsikîn). The verse translation was completed in August 1449.
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Title (Romanized): Muhammediye

Uniform title: Muhammediye

Title (English): [The book] of Muhammad

Alternative titles: ??????? ????????
Manuscript number: 129 Date: 1796 November

Physical Description: 236 leaves : paper ; 327 x 224 mm. bound to 227 x 225 mm.
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 Magharib al-zaman, translated also by his brother into Turkish prose (Envar ül-âsikîn). The verse translation was completed in August 1449.
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Title (Romanized): Maariçü’n-nübüvve

Uniform title: Maariç ün-nübüvve

Title (English): The ascensions of prophet-hood

Alternative titles: ????? ??????
Manuscript number: 130 Date: 1724

Physical Description: 375 leaves : paper ; 313 x 197 mm. bound to 317 x 205 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 29 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Mu?ammad, emphasizing his ascension to heaven. The text is based on Múin al-Din Farahi's Máarif al-nubuwwah fi madarij 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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Title (Romanized): Fazilet-nâme

Uniform title: Fazilet-nâme

Title (English): The book of virtue

Alternative titles: ????? ????
Manuscript number: 131 Date: [17--]

Physical Description: 278 leaves : paper ; 266 x 191 mm. bound to 275 x 199 mm.
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 Mu?ammad and his descendants, the Shiite imams.
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Title (Romanized): Hâzâ Kitap-i nakl-i Hüseyn evlat-i Ali der vasf-i Kerbelâ

Title (English): This book is the story of ?usayn child of Ali in the description of Karbala

Alternative titles: ??? ???? ???? ???? ??? ?? ??? ????, Maktel-i Hüseyni
Manuscript number: 132 Date: no date

Physical Description: 117 leaves : paper ; 281 x 188 mm. bound to 275 x 199 mm.
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 ?usayn ibn Ali.
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Title (Romanized): Mersiye der hakk-i Seyyidü’s-süheda

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

Alternative titles: ????? ?? ?? ??? ???????
Manuscript number: 133 Date: [19--]

Physical Description: 6 leaves : paper ; 243 x 148 mm. bound to 247 x 151 mm.
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 ?usayn ibn Ali.
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Title (Romanized): Hâzâ Kitap maktel-i imam Hüseyn

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

Alternative titles: ??? ???? ???? ???? ????
Manuscript number: 134 Date: 1883 March

Physical Description: 42 leaves : paper ; 245 x 180 mm. bound to 238 x 192 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh/Riqa.

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 ?usayn ibn Ali. 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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Title (Romanized): Serefü’l-insan

Title (English): The nobility of man

Alternative titles: ??? ??????
Manuscript number: 135 Date: 1606 March

Physical Description: 203 leaves : paper ; 215 x 149 mm. bound to 222 x 157 mm.
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 Ikhwan al-?afa’ into Turkish for Sultan Süleyman the magnificent.
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Title (Romanized): Zeyl-i siyer-i nebevi

Uniform title: Zeyl-i Nâbi

Title (English): Continuation of the prophetic biographies

Alternative titles: ??? ??? ????
Manuscript number: 136 Date: 1747 April

Physical Description: 289 leaves : paper ; 213 x 119 mm. bound to 213 x 119 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Mu?ammad 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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Title (Romanized): Garib-nâme

Title (English): Book of strange [things]

Alternative titles: ???? ????
Manuscript number: 137 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 205 leaves : paper ; 207 x 142 mm. bound to 205 x 144 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Serh-i Mesnevi]

Title (English): [Commentary on the Mathnawi of Rumi]
Manuscript number: 138 Date: 1627 November

Physical Description: 227 leaves : paper ; 200 x 143 mm. bound to 203 x 156 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 24 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Rumi (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 Mathnawi. 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-?unun where he states that in the year 1626, Seyh Ismail Mevlevi came up with what he claimed to be a seventh volume of the Mathnawi, otherwise unattested, and wrote a commentary upon it. This was hotly contested as a forgery by the majority of Seyh Ismail's contemporaries. It appears that the present manuscript is a copy of this spurious seventh volume.
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Title (Romanized): Bedriye

Title (English): Relating to Badr

Alternative titles: ?????
Manuscript number: 139 Date: [18--]?

Physical Description: 28 leaves : paper ; 286 x 92 mm. bound to 290 x 105 mm.
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 Gülaboglu Muhammed Askeri, 17th cent.

Scope and Content

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

Title (English): Book of mystical mastery

Alternative titles: ???? ???? ???? ?????, Vilâyetnâme-i Hac? Bektas, Manakip
Manuscript number: 140 Date: 1909

Physical Description: 112 leaves : paper ; 235 x 184 mm. bound to 232 x 185 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Riqa.

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 Hac? Bektas Velî. The present manuscript has some similarities to the oldest vita of the same title (Hac?m 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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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Ahlak-i muhsini

Title (English): [Translation of] the beneficent ethics
Manuscript number: 141 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 169 leaves : paper ; 241 x 165 mm. bound to 240 x 165 mm.
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 ?usayn Vai? Kashifi for the Timurid Sultan ?usayn Bayqara.
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Title (Romanized): Bizaatü’l-mübtedi

Title (English): The capital stock of the novice

Alternative titles: ????? ???????
Manuscript number: 142 Date: 1848

Physical Description: 282 leaves : paper ; 263 x 165 mm. bound to 264 x 165 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Mürselât ve ta’birât-i Nasûhî]

Title (English): [Letters and interpretations of Nasûhî]
Manuscript number: 143 Date: 1879

Physical Description: 170 leaves : paper ; 223 x 134 mm. bound to 223 x 134 mm.
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 M?srî Efendi, as well as the poems of Nasûhî.
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Title (Romanized): Tercüme-i sevak?b

Title (English): Translation of shiny stars

Alternative titles: ????? ?????
Manuscript number: 144 Date: 1616 February

Physical Description: 221 leaves : paper ; 242 x 140 mm. bound to 242 x 143 mm.
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 Thawaqib-i Manaqib by Hamadani, itself being a abridgment of Aflaki's biography of Anatolian Sufis (the Mevlevis) entitled Manaqib al-arifin. The present translation was undertaken during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Murat III (1574-1595).
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Title (Romanized): Maksadu’l-aksa

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

Alternative titles: ???? ?????
Manuscript number: 145 Date: 1840 February

Physical Description: 154 leaves : paper ; 240 x 158 mm. bound to 240 x 157 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: Average 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Nasafi (Aziz al-Din ibn Mu?ammad, 13th cent.). The manuscript also contains 10 other items:
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Title (Romanized): Tercüme-i kitap-i menazilü’s-sairin

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

Alternative titles: ????? ???? ????? ????????, Âb-i Hayat
Manuscript number: 146 Date: 1841

Physical Description: 133 leaves : paper ; 242 x 171 mm. bound to 239 x 173 mm.
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 Seyh Hâmid b. Seyyid Ahmet b. Seyyid Yahya Faz?l. Note on front end paper identifies him as K?r?mî Karasüî Seyh Mehmet Fakrî Efendi.

Scope and Content

A translation into Turkish of a treatise for the guidance of Sufis by the 11th century Ansari al-Harawi, using his 14 th century commentator Abd al-Razzaq Kashani as well.
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Title (Romanized): [Metn-i Siracüddin tercümesi]

Title (English): [Translation of the text of Siraj al-Din]

Alternative titles: Ilm-i feraiz
Manuscript number: 147 Date: 1745 May

Physical Description: 214 leaves : paper ; 217 x 145 mm. bound to 218 x 143 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Siraj al-Din Sajawandi's Fara’i? al-Sirajiyah, completed in December of 1685.
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Title (Romanized): Netaicü’l-fünûn ve mahasinü’l-mütûn

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

Alternative titles: ????? ?????? ? ????? ??????
Manuscript number: 148 Date: 1772 June

Physical Description: 103 leaves : paper ; 222 x 152 mm. bound to 220 x 150 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 18 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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

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

Alternative titles: ??? ?????? ?? ??????? ??????, Kitap nehc üs-sülûk fî siyaset ül-mülûk
Manuscript number: 149 Date: 1798

Physical Description: 112 leaves : paper ; 224 x 142 mm. bound to 221 x 143 mm.
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- Ra?man Shayzari (12th cent), entitled Nahj al-suluk fi siyasat al- muluk.
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Title (Romanized): [Serh-i divan-i Hâf?z]

Title (English): [Commentary on the poetic anthology of ?afi?]
Manuscript number: 150 Date: [Late 18--]

Physical Description: 261 leaves : paper ; 215 x 159 mm. bound to 213 x 162 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Riqa.

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 ?afi? (14th century).
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Title (Romanized): Râna

Title (English): The graceful

Alternative titles: ????
Manuscript number: 151 Date: 1799 April

Physical Description: 65 leaves : paper ; 224 x 136 mm. bound to 223 x 140 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): Tercüme-i Milel ve nihal

Title (English): Translations of nations and faiths

Alternative titles: ????? ??? ? ???
Manuscript number: 152 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 145 leaves : paper ; 205 x 125 mm. bound to 205 x 123 mm.
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-ni?al by 'Abd al-Karim Shahrastani (1086?- 1153).
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Title (Romanized): [Yûsuf ve Züleyhâ]

Uniform title: Yusuf ve Züleyha

Title (English): [Joseph and Zulaykha]

Alternative titles: Hamdu'llah Hamdi'nin Yusuf ve Züleiha mesnevisi
Manuscript number: 153 Date: no date

Physical Description: 299 leaves : paper ; 205 x 125 mm. bound to 205 x 123 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Seyh Semseddin (Aksemseddin).

Scope and Content

A long versified story of the prophet Joseph, loosely translated after the Persian version of Jami.
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Title (Romanized): Bedayi’ü’s-sükûk

Title (English): Precious legal document

Alternative titles: ????? ??????
Manuscript number: 154 Date: [Late 18--]

Physical Description: 54 leaves : paper ; 230 x 165 mm. bound to 230 x 165 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Sanizade Hâc Mustafa who was the senior clerk at the court of Mahmud Pasa.
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Title (Romanized): Hadikatü’s-süedâ

Uniform title: Hadikatü's-sü'eda

Title (English): Garden of the blessed folks

Alternative titles: ????? ??????
Manuscript number: 155 Date: 1807

Physical Description: 232 leaves : paper ; 202 x 147 mm. bound to 200 x 150 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 ?usayn ibn Ali. The text is mainly a translation of the Persian-language Raw?at al-shuhada' by the Timurid author ?usayn Vai? Kashifi (d. 1504 or 5.)
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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i siyer]

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

Alternative titles: Fevâyih’un-nebeviyye fî siyer’il-Mustafaviyye
Manuscript number: 156 Date: 1694 June

Physical Description: 240 leaves : paper ; 203 x 126 mm. bound to 201 x 125 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Mu?ammad from a Persian text written by Mu?ammad ibn Masud Kazaruni (d. 1357).
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Title (Romanized): Lemezât-i hulviyye ez leme’ât-i ulviyye

Uniform title: [Lemezât : Ag?z tad? : Lemezât-? Hulvî ez- lemâ’at-? ulvî] / Lemezât-? hulviyye ez lemezât-? ulviyye

Title (English): Sweet tastes from celestial flashes

Alternative titles: ????? ????? ?? ????? ?????, Lemezât
Manuscript number: 157 Date: 1744

Physical Description: 499 leaves : paper ; 191 x 131 mm. bound to 190 x 131 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Sifa-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: ???? ????? ?????? ?? ?? ????? ?????? ??????? ??????
Manuscript number: 158 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 202 leaves : paper ; 225 x 143 mm. bound to 220 x 149 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): [The light of Mu?ammad]
Manuscript number: 159 Date: 1618 November

Physical Description: 245 leaves : paper ; 207 x 145 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Mu?ammad in verse, interrupted throughout by the phrase "Praise to the light of Mu?ammad".
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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Minhacü’l-abidin

Uniform title: Âbidler yolu

Title (English): [Translation of] the Pathway of worshippers
Manuscript number: 160 Date: 1644 May

Physical Description: 327 leaves : paper ; 205 x 140 mm. bound to 205 x 143 mm.
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 Minhaj al-abidin by Ghazzali (1058-1111), laying down regulation and guidance for the believers. According to Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-?unun, the translation was undertaken in 1519.
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Title (Romanized): Hikâyet-name

Title (English): Story book

Alternative titles: ????? ????
Manuscript number: 161 Date: [15--]?

Physical Description: 327 leaves : paper ; 260 x 171 mm. bound to 260 x 178 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Gazavat-i Seyyid Battal]

Title (English): [The inspired raids of Seyyid Battal]
Manuscript number: 162 Date: [16--]

Physical Description: 311 leaves : paper ; 184 x 135 mm. bound to 183 x 134 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): Dürretü’t-taç

Uniform title: Dürret üt-taç

Title (English): Pearl of the crown

Alternative titles: ??? ?????, Dürret üt- taç fi sahib-ül miraç
Manuscript number: 163 Date: [17--]

Physical Description: 276 leaves : paper ; 185 x 127 mm. bound to 190 x 135 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Mecmau’l-mesâili’s-ser’iyye fî ulûmi’d-dîniyye

Title (English): Compendium of legal questions in religious sciences

Alternative titles: ???? ??????? ??????? ?? ?????? ???????
Manuscript number: 164 Date: 1595 May

Physical Description: 168 leaves : paper ; 207 x 134 mm. bound to 208 x 140 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): [Lugat-i Halîmî]

Uniform title: Bahrü’l-garaib

Title (English): [Halîmî's glossary]
Manuscript number: 165 Date: 1568

Physical Description: 263 leaves : paper ; 200 x 125 mm. bound to 198 x 124 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): [Serefü’l-insan]

Title (English): [The nobility of man]
Manuscript number: 166 Date: [15--]

Physical Description: 192 leaves : paper ; 200 x 125 mm. bound to 199 x 130 mm.
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 Ikhwan al-?afa’ into Turkish for Sultan Süleyman the magnificent.
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Title (Romanized): Tebyînü’l-meram

Title (English): Making the meaning clear

Alternative titles: ????? ??????
Manuscript number: 167 Date: 1737

Physical Description: 95 leaves : paper ; 216 x 158 mm. bound to 218 x 154 mm.
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 sera (buying and purchasing) by Hamza Efendi.
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Title (Romanized): Ibret-name

Uniform title: Kitab-i ibretnüma, Ibretnüma-y? Lâmiî Efendi, Ibrat namah, Ibretname-yi Lâmiî Çelebi.

Title (English): Book of admonition

Alternative titles: ???? ????
Manuscript number: 168 Date: [15--]

Physical Description: 146 leaves : paper ; 205 x 140 mm. bound to 198 x 137 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Irsâdü’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: ????? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ????? ??????
Manuscript number: 169 Date: 1635 March

Physical Description: 242 leaves : paper ; 208 x 141 mm. bound to 204 x 138 mm.
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-Din Razi’s (d. 1256 or 7) Mir?ad al-ibad min al-mabdá ilá al- máad. Completed in 1419 during the reign of Murad II.
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Title (Romanized): Vikayetü’r-rivaye fî mesaili’l-hidaye

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

Alternative titles: ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????, Tercüme-i vikaye fi’l-fikh el-serif
Manuscript number: 170 Date: 1563 August

Physical Description: 223 leaves : paper ; 210 x 152 mm. bound to 211 x 152 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Osmanl? Müellifleri, V. I: 135, as well as Kâtip Çelebi's Kashf al-?unun, under the original title, where there is also noted a commentary in Turkish by Arap Çelebi (Semsettin ahmet b. Hamza; d. 1543 or 4)

Scope and Content

Translation into Turkish of an Arabic original composed by the fourteenth century al-Ma?bubi, itself being an epitome of a work by al-Marghinani (d. 1196 or 7).
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Title (Romanized): [Enfesü’l-cevahir]

Uniform title: [Enfesü’l-cevahir]

Title (English): [The most elegant of jewels
Manuscript number: 171 Date: 1545

Physical Description: 142 leaves : paper ; 205 x 154 mm. bound to 207 x 166 mm.
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 Abu al-Layth al-?amarqandi's Koranic exegesis known as the Ba?r al-ulum.
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Title (Romanized): [Risale-i t?p]

Title (English): [Treatise on Medicine]
Manuscript number: 172 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 95 leaves : paper ; 204 x 146 mm. bound to 203 x 150 mm.
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 "bab" (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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Title (Romanized): Makamat-i evliya

Title (English): Lives of the masters

Alternative titles: ?????? ?????
Manuscript number: 173 Date: 1716

Physical Description: 48 leaves : paper ; 198 x 147 mm. bound to 197 x 145 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: Average 18 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q & 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-Qadir al-Jilani, d. 1166

Scope and Content

Treatise on Sufism and Sufi master. The manuscript contains four other titles.
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Title (Romanized): Ilm-i t?p

Title (English): Science of medicine

Alternative titles: ??? ??
Manuscript number: 174 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 27 leaves : paper ; 197 x 142 mm. bound to 197 x 147 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Serefü’l-insan

Title (English): The nobility of man

Alternative titles: ??? ??????
Manuscript number: 175 Date: 1586 February

Physical Description: 140 leaves : paper ; 205 x 154 mm. bound to 207 x 166 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 28 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Ikhwan al-?afa’ into Turkish for Sultan Süleyman the magnificent.
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Title (Romanized): Gayetü’l-beyan fî tedbiri’l-insan

Uniform title: al-?ibb al-mujarrab : al-musammá Ghayat al-itqan fi tadbir badan al-insan

Title (English): The utmost eloquence in the treatment of people

Alternative titles: ???? ?????? ?? ????? ??????
Manuscript number: 176 Date: [17--]

Physical Description: 272 leaves : paper ; 199 x 111 mm. bound to 202 x 120 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Shar?] al-risalah al-waqíah fi ilm al-fara’i?

Title (English): [Commentary] on the right treatise on the science of inheritance

Alternative titles: ??????? ??????? ?? ??? ???????
Manuscript number: 177 Date: 1705

Physical Description: 184 leaves : paper ; 211 x 150 mm. bound to 210 x 150 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: Average 20 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh & Nastál?q.

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 A?mad Qr(?)shahri (K?rsehri?). 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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Title (Romanized): [Kitap-i t?p]

Title (English): [Book of medicine]
Manuscript number: 178 Date: 1594 June

Physical Description: 165 leaves : paper ; 211 x 155 mm. bound to 205 x 154 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Dürretü’t-taç

Uniform title: Dürret üt-taç

Title (English): Pearl of the crown

Alternative titles: ??? ?????, Dürret üt- taç fi sahib-ül miraç
Manuscript number: 179 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 387 leaves : paper ; 206 x 125 mm. bound to 204 x 135 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): Tezkeretü’l-mesâyih

Title (English): Remembrance of the masters

Alternative titles: ????? ???????, Tezkeretü’l-evliya
Manuscript number: 180 Date: [14--]?

Physical Description: 300 leaves : paper ; 201 x 143 mm. bound to 201 x 148 mm.
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 Farid al-Din A??ar.
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Title (Romanized): [Hikayet-name]

Title (English): [Story book]
Manuscript number: 181 Date: Before 1590

Physical Description: 435 leaves : paper ; 201 x 131 mm. bound to 201 x 138 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Silsiletü’z-zeheb

Title (English): [the translation of] the Chain of gold

Alternative titles: ????? ?????
Manuscript number: 182 Date: 1855

Physical Description: 30 leaves : paper ; 244 x 176 mm. bound to 245 x 177 mm.
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 Mu?ammad ibn Ismai Bukhari (810-870). The manuscript also contains the continuation of the same text by the translator.
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Title (Romanized): [Ilm-i Faraiz]

Title (English): [Science of inheritance]

Alternative titles: Incipit: Tereke-i meyyite hukuk-i erbaa taalûk ider
Manuscript number: 183 Date: No date

Physical Description: 85 leaves : paper ; 235 x 168 mm. bound to 233 x 167 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Ilm-i Faraiz]

Title (English): [Science of inheritance]

Alternative titles: Incipit: Tereke-i meyyite hukuk-i erbaa taalûk ider
Manuscript number: 184 Date: [18--]

Physical Description: 90 leaves : paper ; 223 x 157 mm. bound to 224 x 159 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Ensab-i asere-i mübessire

Title (English): The genealogies of the ten bearers of glad tidings

Alternative titles: ????? ???? ?????, Ensabü’n-nebi ve asere-i mübessire
Manuscript number: 185 Date: 1820

Physical Description: 156 leaves : paper ; 234 x 145 mm. bound to 232 x 145 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Mu?ammad, his household, and some of the early companions (including Caliphs).
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Title (Romanized): Irsâdü’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: ????? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ????? ??????
Manuscript number: 186 Date: [17--]

Physical Description: 256 leaves : paper ; 230 x 161 mm. bound to 229 x 159 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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-Din Razi’s (d. 1256 or 7) Mir?ad al-ibad min al-mabdá ilá al- máad. Completed in 1419 during the reign of Murad II.
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Title (Romanized): [Vakiyat]

Title (English): [Occurrences]
Manuscript number: 187 Date: [18--]

Physical Description: 152 leaves : paper ; 224 x 166 mm. bound to 223 x 165 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 ??? ???? in the Arabic script, and the Arabic version of his grandfather's name is given as ?????. 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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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: ????? ?????? ?? ???? ??? ????????
Manuscript number: 188 Date: [16--]

Physical Description: 288 leaves : paper ; 213 x 136 mm. bound to 214 x 135 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Mu?ammad, translated into Turkish from an Arabic original entitled al-Mawahib al-laduniyah bi al-mina? al-Mu?ammadiyah by A?mad ibn Mu?ammad Qas?allani (1447 or 8-1517 or 18), and dedicated to a vizier named Mehmet Pasa (3b).
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Title (Romanized): Vahdetname

Title (English): Book of unity

Alternative titles: ???? ????
Manuscript number: 189 Date: [15--]

Physical Description: 213 leaves : paper ; 202 x 142 mm. bound to 204 x 148 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 16 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q 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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Title (Romanized): Ta’bir-i [divan-i] Hâf?z

Title (English): The interpretation of [the poetic anthology of] ?afi?

Alternative titles: [Serh-i] divan-i Hâf?z
Manuscript number: 190 Date: 1594 April

Physical Description: 312 leaves : paper ; 204 x 123 mm. bound to 203 x 124 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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

Sururi's commentary on the Persian poetry of ?afi? (14th century).
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Title (Romanized): Irsâdü’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: ????? ?????? ??? ?????? ?? ????? ????? ??????
Manuscript number: 191 Date: 1719

Physical Description: 209 leaves : paper ; 209 x 145 mm. bound to 206 x 148 mm.
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-Din Razi’s (d. 1256 or 7) Mir?ad al-ibad min al-mabdá ilá al- máad. Completed in 1419 during the reign of Murad II.
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Title (English): [For pious women]
Manuscript number: 192 Date: 1693 June

Physical Description: 124 leaves : paper ; 212 x 146 mm. bound to 204 x 148 mm.
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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Title (English): [Lyrics and scales]
Manuscript number: 193 Date: [19--]

Physical Description: 178 leaves : paper ; 214 x 136 mm. bound to 215 x 135 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: Average 10 lines of text per page, slanted.

Script: Riqa.

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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Title (Romanized): Bag-i bihist

Title (English): Garden of paradise

Alternative titles: ??? ????
Manuscript number: 194 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 236 leaves : paper ; 212 x 144 mm. bound to 210 x 150 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Tebyînü’l-meram

Title (English): Making the meaning clear

Alternative titles: ????? ??????
Manuscript number: 195 Date: 1736 January

Physical Description: 191 leaves : paper ; 201 x 139 mm. bound to 200 x 150 mm.
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 sera (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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Title (Romanized): [Min Künhü’l-ahbar]

Uniform title: Künh ül-ahbar

Title (English): [From the Cream of histories]
Manuscript number: 196 Date: 1652 January

Physical Description: 182 leaves : paper ; 197 x 140 mm. bound to 198 x 140 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Mesail-i garibe

Title (English): [Translation of] Strange problems
Manuscript number: 197 Date: 1714

Physical Description: 231 leaves : paper ; 203 x 133 mm. bound to 202 x 133 mm.
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 ?asan al-Ba?ri, Brigivi, Sanusi.
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Title (Romanized): Teshilü’l-mikat

Title (English): Simplifying the fixed time

Alternative titles: ????? ???????
Manuscript number: 198 Date: 1683 April

Physical Description: 93 leaves : paper ; 197 x 140 mm. bound to 198 x 140 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): H?snu’l-hasîn fî menheci’d-dîn

Title (English): Impregnable fortress on the path of religion

Alternative titles: ??? ?????? ?? ???? ?????
Manuscript number: 199 Date: 1680

Physical Description: 193 leaves : paper ; 199 x 139 mm. bound to 195 x 145 mm.
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 Mu?ammad ibn Mu?ammad Ibn al-Jazari's (1350-1429) ?u?n al-?a?in min kalam Sayyid al- Mursalin, 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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Title (Romanized): Zuhr-i Ahiret

Title (English): Treasure-store for the afterlife

Alternative titles: ??? ????
Manuscript number: 200 Date: [16--]

Physical Description: 32 leaves : paper ; 196 x 140 mm. bound to 195 x 141 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Hac? Oglu and Aksarayi. Late 19th/early 20th century note in pencil on 1a calls him Hasan R?za Aksarayî.

Provenance

Note dated 1735 on 1a

Scope and Content

An ode praising the prophet, developed as a commentary on the Burdah of al-Bu?iri. Original composed in 1644 during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Ibrahim I (1640-1648).
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Title (Romanized): [Vak’a-name]

Uniform title: Vakia-nâme-i Veysî Efendi

Title (English): [Book of occurrences]

Alternative titles: Vaqah'namah,
Manuscript number: 201 Date: [Before 1707]?

Physical Description: 143 leaves : paper ; 191 x 96 mm. bound to 195 x 108 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: Average 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q 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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Title (Romanized): [Pend-i Rical]

Title (English): [Advice to men]
Manuscript number: 202 Date: 1788 May

Physical Description: 142 leaves : paper ; 215 x 154 mm. bound to 217 x 159 mm.
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-Islam (131a) and Kitap-i Ibrahim Edhem (137a- 140b). To these are added short poems (141ba-142b) dated 18 November 1790.
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Title (Romanized): Dürretü’t-taç

Uniform title: Dürret üt-taç

Title (English): Pearl of the crown

Alternative titles: ??? ?????, Dürret üt- taç fi sahib-ül miraç, Durrat al-taj
Manuscript number: 203 Date: 1727

Physical Description: 257 leaves : paper ; 202 x 115 mm. bound to 197 x 112 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): Risale-i tevhîd

Uniform title: Risâle-i tevhîd

Title (English): Treatise on unity

Alternative titles: ????? ?????
Manuscript number: 204 Date: 1652

Physical Description: 125 leaves : paper ; 195 x 145 mm. bound to 192 x 140 mm.
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 Osmanl? Müellifleri, V. I: 225-226). The date and the scribe are for title 3 only.
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Title (Romanized): Nasihatü’l-müslimin

Title (English): Advice for Muslims

Alternative titles: ????? ????????
Manuscript number: 205 Date: 1761 April

Physical Description: 271 leaves : paper ; 200 x 135 mm. bound to 197 x 132 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Macmua-i siir]

Title (English): [Collection of poetry]
Manuscript number: 206 Date: [18--]

Physical Description: 246 leaves : paper ; 211 x 148 mm. bound to 208 x 147 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh and Riqa.

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, Kha?a’i (Shah Ismail I, 1487-1524), Kul(?) Nesîmî (17th cent.), Nev’î (1533-1599), Baki (1526-1600), etc.
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Title (Romanized): Tevarih

Uniform title: Tarih-i Nisanc? Mehmed Pasa

Title (English): Histories

Alternative titles: Tarih-i Nisanc? Mehmet? ??????
Manuscript number: 207 Date: 1766 September

Physical Description: 138 leaves : paper ; 227 x 158 mm. bound to 226 x 154 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Resail]

Title (English): [Treatises]
Manuscript number: 208 Date: 1819 August

Physical Description: 47 leaves : paper ; 204 x 1468 mm. bound to 202 x 145 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Tercüme-i Resehat-i aynü’l-hayat

Uniform title: Resehat-i ayn el-hayat

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

Alternative titles: ????? ????? ??? ??????, Rasha?at- ? ayn al-?ayat
Manuscript number: 209 Date: 1659

Physical Description: 328 leaves : paper ; 200 x 120 mm. bound to 189 x 133 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 ?usayn Vai? Kashifi (d. 1504 or 5). The translation is dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan Murad III (r. 1574-95).
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Title (Romanized): Nasihatü’l-müslimin

Title (English): Advice for Muslims

Alternative titles: ????? ????????
Manuscript number: 210 Date: 1714

Physical Description: 240 leaves : paper ; 219 x 159 mm. bound to 218 x 154 mm.
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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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: ???? ????? ???? ????? ???? ?????? ???????
Manuscript number: 211 Date: [17--]

Physical Description: 330 leaves : paper ; 212 x 144 mm. bound to 210 x 142 mm.
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 Osmanl? Müellifleri, V. I: 461 record: Vecdi Ahmet Efendi credits him the present title.

Scope and Content

Islamic tenets and doctrines, on prayer, faith, learning, charity, etc.
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Title (Romanized): [Divan]

Title (English): [Poetic anthology]
Manuscript number: 212 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 158 leaves : paper ; 193 x 113 mm. bound to 196 x 114 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: Average 20 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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- ?unun, as well as Osmanl? 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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Title (Romanized): [Hâzâ kitab-i ferâiz]

Title (English): [Here is the book of inheritance law]
Manuscript number: 213 Date: 1490

Physical Description: 137 leaves : paper ; 167 x 125 mm. bound to 168 x 125 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Siyer-i Nebî]

Uniform title: Kitab-i siyer-i Nebî : Büyük Islâm tarihi

Title (English): [Biography of the prophet]
Manuscript number: 214 Date: [15--]

Physical Description: 276 leaves : paper ; 170 x 120 mm. bound to 168 x 125 mm.
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 Mu?ammad. Two volumes bound in one.
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Title (Romanized): Hediyyetü’l-ihvân ve atiyyetü’s-s?byân

Title (English): The gift of the brethren and the present of the boys

Alternative titles: ???? ?????? ????? ???????
Manuscript number: 215 Date: 1689 March

Physical Description: 243 leaves : paper ; 196 x 143 mm. bound to 195 x 148 mm.
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-wa’i? Ghala?awi).

Scope and Content

Treatise intended for instruction of the fundamentals of religion and legal obligations of Islam.
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Title (Romanized): Dürr-i meknûn ve s?rr-i masun

Title (English): Hidden pearl and protected secret

Alternative titles: ?? ????? ? ?? ????
Manuscript number: 216 Date: [16--]

Physical Description: 358 leaves : paper ; 202 x 140 mm. bound to 201 x 144 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Osmanl? 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 Nihayat al-maram wa ba?r jawahir al-kalam.
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Title (English): [Religious poems]
Manuscript number: 217 Date: 1730

Physical Description: 169 leaves : paper ; 211 x 156 mm. bound to 210 x 146 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): ed-Dürrü’l-münazzam fî s?rr?’l- ismi’l-âzam

Title (English): The arranged pearl in the secret of the most grand name

Alternative titles: ???? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ?????,
Manuscript number: 218 Date: 1678 March

Physical Description: 326 leaves : paper ; 204 x 149 mm. bound to 208 x 157 mm.
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 Mifta? jafr al- ja? wa mi?ba? al-nur al-lamí by Bistami (Abd al- Ra?man ibn Mu?ammad, ca. 1380-1454), undertaken by the order of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet III (1595-1603). Apparently on charms and numerology.
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Title (Romanized): Dürr-i yetim

Title (English): The rare pearl

Alternative titles: ?? ????, Tercüme-i Cavidan-name
Manuscript number: 219 Date: 1639 Spetember

Physical Description: 268 leaves : paper ; 194 x 125 mm. bound to 195 x 130 mm.
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 Javidan’namah, on numerology and divination, apparently a Hurufi text originally composed by Náimi Tabrizi, Fazl Allah, 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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Title (Romanized): [Müretteb-i deka’iku’l-hakaik]

Title (English): [The exactitudes of truths well arranged]

Alternative titles: [Murattab Daqa’iq al-?aqa’iq]
Manuscript number: 220 Date: 1550

Physical Description: 178 leaves : paper ; 192 x 128 mm. bound to 192 x 135 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Kemalpasazade (1468 or 9-1534) in 1533 (see reference in KZ), here rearranged by the author of the present manuscript.
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Title (Romanized): Gülsen-i râz[-i manzum]

Title (English): Flower-garden of mystery [versified]

Alternative titles: ???? ??? , Tercüme-i Gülsen-i râz, Gulshan-i raz
Manuscript number: 221 Date: [15--]?

Physical Description: 89 leaves : paper ; 192 x 128 mm. bound to 192 x 135 mm.
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 Sîrâzî (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 Shabistari (Ma?mud ibn Abd al-Karim, d. ca. 1320.)
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Title (Romanized): el-Kitabü’l-Müntahab min serhi’l-Gülistan

Title (English): Selections from the commentary of the Rose-garden

Alternative titles: ?????? ??????? ?? ??? ????????, al-Kitab al-Muntakhab min sharh al- Gulistan
Manuscript number: 222 Date: 1754

Physical Description: 220 leaves : paper ; 212 x 162 mm. bound to 211 x 168 mm.
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 Gulistan of Sádi. 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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Title (Romanized): Tercüme-i Resehat-i aynü’l-hayat

Uniform title: Resehat-i ayn el-hayat

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

Alternative titles: ????? ????? ??? ??????, Rasha?at-i ayn al-?ayat
Manuscript number: 223 Date: 1812

Physical Description: 330 leaves : paper ; 205 x 149 mm. bound to 202 x 152 mm.
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 ?usayn Vai? Kashifi (d. 1504 or 5). The translation is dedicated to the Ottoman Sultan Murad III (r. 1574-95).
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Title (Romanized): Ta’bir-i [divan-i] Hâf?z

Title (English): The interpretation of [the poetic anthology of] ?afi?

Alternative titles: Serh-i divan-i Hâf?z
Manuscript number: 224 Date: [1600]?

Physical Description: 334 leaves : paper ; 209 x 110 mm. bound to 208 x 112 mm.
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 K?r?mî (front endpaper); Çelebizade or Halebizade (front endpaper)

Scope and Content

Sururi's commentary on the Persian poetry of ?afi? (14th century).
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Title (Romanized): Menak?bname[-i Sa’ban Efendi]

Uniform title: Menak?b-i serif-i Pîr-i Halveti Hazret-i Saban-i Veli; Risale-yi Türbename

Title (English): The biography [of Sa’ban Efendi]

Alternative titles: ????? ????, Manaqib’namah-i Shában Efendi
Manuscript number: 225 Date: [18--]

Physical Description: 148 leaves : paper ; 200 x 125 mm. bound to 196 x 121 mm.
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 Saban-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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Title (Romanized): Nakd-i hât?r

Title (English): Money for the memory

Alternative titles: ??? ????, Naqd-i kha?ir, Naqd al-kha?ir, Naqd al-khawa?ir
Manuscript number: 226 Date: 1654 May

Physical Description: 218 leaves : paper ; 198 x 126 mm. bound to 201 x 127 mm.
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.
 



Title (Romanized): [Sir’atü’l-Islâm tercümesi]

Title (English): [Translation of Laws of Islam]

Alternative titles: ShiRat al-Islam
Manuscript number: 227 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 137 leaves : paper ; 192 x 140 mm. bound to 190 x 140 mm.
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 katalogu, mss. 81, suggests that the present manuscript might be the commentary of Burusawi (Yáqub ibn Ali, d. 1524 or 5) on a text by Imam Zadah (Mu?ammad ibn Abi Bakr, 1097 or 8-1177 or 8). However, the first sentence of Burusawi'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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Title (Romanized): [Ebu Müslim-name]?

Title (English): [The story of Abu Muslim]?
Manuscript number: 228 Date: [19th/early 20th century]

Physical Description: 138 leaves : paper ; 240 x 170 mm. bound to 238 x 171 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh, Nastál?q, and Riqa.

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

Bagdatizade Hüseyn Aga (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'namah of Abu ?ahir Tarsusi (Mu?ammad ibn ?asan), 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 Abu Muslim Abd al-Ra?man ibn Muslim (8th cent.).
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Title (Romanized): Makas?d-i aliyye fî serhi’t-Taiyye

Title (English): The sublime finales in the commentary of the Quest

Alternative titles: ????? ???? ?? ??? ?????, Maqa?ad aliyah fi shar? al-ta’iyah
Manuscript number: 229 Date: 1886 April

Physical Description: 237 leaves : paper ; 210 x 148 mm. bound to 210 x 150 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Ta’iyah written by Ibn al-Fari? (Umar ibn Ali, 1181 or 2-1235). Original composed in September of 1616.
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Title (Romanized): Münyetü’l-ebrâr ve gunyetü’l-ahyâr

Title (English): The wish of the good and the wealth of the upright

Alternative titles: ???? ?????? ????? ??????, Munyat al- abrar wa ghunyat al-akhyar
Manuscript number: 230 Date: 1776

Physical Description: 164 leaves : paper ; 211 x 145 mm. bound to 209 x 141 mm.
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-Ra?im al- Qara?i?ari ibn Ala’ al-Din al-Mi?ri, also known as M?s?rl?oglu Abdürrahim Karahisarî.

Scope and Content

A treatise on Sufism, concerning the dicta of the sage Aksemseddin (1389 or 90-1459), composed during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II (14441445, 14511481).
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Title (Romanized): [Serh-i] Mant?ku’t-tayr

Title (English): [Commentary upon] the Conference of birds

Alternative titles: ??? ???? ?????, Shar?-i Man?iq al-?ayr
Manuscript number: 231 Date: 1690

Physical Description: 108 leaves : paper ; 208 x 130 mm. bound to 205 x 134 mm.
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 Osmanl? Müellifleri, V. II: 394. The death- date is obviously wrong.

Scope and Content

A commentary upon the Persian mystical poem of Farid al- Din A??ar (d. ca. 1230), composed in April/May of 1597, during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed III (15951603) and dedicated to a certain Yeniçeri Agas? Hasan Aga.
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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: ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????, Wiqayat al-riwayah fi masa’il al-hidayah]?
Manuscript number: 232 Date: 1581 February

Physical Description: 185 leaves : paper ; 200 x 138 mm. bound to 200 x 141 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh and Nastál?q.

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- ?unun 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-?unun 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-Ma?bubi, itself being an epitome of a work by al-Marghinani (d. 1196 or 7).
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Title (Romanized): [Menâk?b-? serif-i Hünkâr Sultân Hac? Bektâs-? Velî Horasânî]

Title (English): [The blessed life of Hünkâr Sultân Hac? Bektâs-? Velî of Khurasan]
Manuscript number: 233 Date: 1764

Physical Description: 131 leaves : paper ; 205 x 148 mm. bound to 205 x 148 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh and Nastál?q.

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 Hac? Bektas Velî.
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Title (Romanized): [Divan ve Risale]

Title (English): [Poetic anthology and treatise]
Manuscript number: 234 Date: 1776

Physical Description: 37 leaves : paper ; 207 x 154 mm. bound to 206 x 153 mm.
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 Qu?b al-Arifin al- Uskudari al-Shaykh al-ayyid Yusuf ?aqqi.

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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Title (Romanized): [Divan]

Uniform title: Nâ'ili-i Kadim divâni

Title (English): [Poetic anthology]

Alternative titles: ????? ?????
Manuscript number: 235 Date: [18--]

Physical Description: 137 leaves : paper ; 210 x 159 mm. bound to 211 x 161 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 11 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): [Divan]

Title (English): [Poetic anthology]
Manuscript number: 236 Date: [18--]

Physical Description: 32 leaves : paper ; 203 x 157 mm. bound to 210 x 163 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 18 lines of text per page.

Script: Riqa.

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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Title (Romanized): Ravzatü’l-Islam

Title (English): The garden of Islam

Alternative titles: ???? ?????, Raw?at al-Islam
Manuscript number: 237 Date: No date

Physical Description: 81 leaves : paper ; 203 x 157 mm. bound to 210 x 163 mm.
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 ShiRat al-Islam by Imam Zadah (Mu?ammad ibn Abi 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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Title (Romanized): [Serh-i Virdü’s-settar]

Title (English): [Commentary on the Rose of the one who veils]

Alternative titles: [Shar? Ward al-sattar]
Manuscript number: 238 Date: [18--]

Physical Description: 130 leaves : paper ; 222 x 152 mm. bound to 222 x 155 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Riqa.

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 M?srî?, and Ibn al-Arabi (1165- 1240).
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Title (Romanized): [Serh-i risale-i Ustüvani Mehmet Efendi]

Title (English): [Commentary upon the treatises by Ustüvani Mehmet Efendi]

Alternative titles: [Shar? risalat Ustuwani Mu?ammad Afandi]
Manuscript number: 239 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 52 leaves : paper ; 217 x 158 mm. bound to 215 x 160 mm.
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 Iblis" [Advice of the Devil] is appended to the end.
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Title (Romanized): [Serh-i Eyyühe’l-veled]

Title (English): [Commentary upon O, my son]

Alternative titles: ???? ?????
Manuscript number: 240 Date: [17--]

Physical Description: 48 leaves : paper ; 209 x 149 mm. bound to 208 x 155 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Ghazzali (1058-1111).
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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Ravzatü’l-müttekîn

Title (English): [The translation of] the Garden of the pious

Alternative titles: ???? ???????, Raw?at al-muttaqin
Manuscript number: 241 Date: No date

Physical Description: 158 leaves : paper ; 216 x 157 mm. bound to 216 x 153 mm.
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

Osmanl? 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: Feristeoglu Abdullatîf'in Oglu Mehmet. This latter form of the name, as well as the death date, resembles closely the LOC record of a certain Abdulmecîd ibn Feriste (fl. 1450), who, along with Abdullatîf ibn Melek is credited for the writing of a dictionary entitled Lugat-i Feristeoglu.

Scope and Content

A Turkish translation of a book on the wonders of the world originally composed by Ibn Melekzade Mehmet Efendi d. 1450.
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Title (Romanized): [Serh-i Makâle-i Seyh Hac? Bayram]

Title (English): [Commentary on the Discourse of Seyh Hac? Bayram]
Manuscript number: 242 Date: 1706?

Physical Description: 94 leaves : paper ; 217 x 138 mm. bound to 217 x 138 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): Hakîkatü’l-hürriyye

Title (English): The garden of freedom

Alternative titles: ????? ??????, ?adiqat al-?urriyah
Manuscript number: 243 Date: [Late 18--/Early 19--]

Physical Description: 19 leaves : paper ; 235 x 170 mm. bound to 233 x 180 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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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: ???? ?????? ?? ????? ????? [?] ?????, Jamí al-a?kam fi masa’il al-kha?? [wa] al-amm
Manuscript number: 244 Date: 1801

Physical Description: 203 leaves : paper ; 196 x 150 mm. bound to 197 x 152 mm.
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 Osmanl? Müellifleri, V. III: 285. The author gives the name as Osman b. Mehmet Muvakk?t. The present form of the name of the second author is derived from Osmanl? 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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Title (Romanized): [Serh-i Safiye]

Title (English): [Commentary upon Shafiyah]
Manuscript number: 245 Date: [Late 17--]?

Physical Description: 267 leaves : paper ; 213 x 151 mm. bound to 211 x 155 mm.
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 Dervis Abdullah Salâhi.

Scope and Content

A Turkish commentary upon an Arabic treatise on verbal inflections called al-Shafiyah fi ilm al-ta?rif by Uthman ibn Umar Ibn al-?ajib (1175-1249).
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Title (Romanized): [Vas?yyetname-i Hasan Basrî]

Title (English): [The testament of ?asan al-Ba?ri]
Manuscript number: 246 Date: 1599 January

Physical Description: 170 leaves : paper ; 203 x 140 mm. bound to 212 x 145 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: Average 18 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q 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 ?asan al- Ba?ri. The manuscript contains several other short and long titles such as the Hadîs-i Erba’in, Fa?a’il al-Makkah, Cehdname-i Magribi, Serh-i esmai’l- hüsna, and Risle-i ehl-i sünnet, etc.
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Title (Romanized): [Tuhfetü’l-Mükemmilat(?)]

Title (English): [Gift of the perfected ones(?)]

Alternative titles: [(?) ???? ???????]
Manuscript number: 247 Date: After 1707

Physical Description: 139 leaves : paper ; 187 x 125 mm. bound to 180 x 125 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): [Abuska lugat?]

Title (English): [Abushqa dictionary]

Alternative titles: ??????, Dictionnaire djaghatai-turc
Manuscript number: 248 Date: [16--]

Physical Description: 116 leaves : paper ; 177 x 115 mm. bound to 177 x 119 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Mir Ali Shir Nawa’i, 1441-1501.
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Title (Romanized): [Hâzâ kitabü’s-Semsiyye fi’l-kavaidi’l- kur’aniyye]

Title (English): [This is the solar book regarding Koranic rules]

Alternative titles: [??? ???? ??????? ?? ??????? ????????], [Hadha kitab al- shamsiyah fi qawaid al-qur’aniyah]
Manuscript number: 249 Date: Before 1702

Physical Description: 125 leaves : paper ; 137 x 100 mm. bound to 137 x 102 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Askname

Uniform title: Askname-i ilahi

Title (English): Book of love

Alternative titles: ??? ????, Ishq’namah
Manuscript number: 250 Date: Before 1718

Physical Description: 137 leaves : paper ; 155 x 111 mm. bound to 155 x 112 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Firisteoglu, Abdülmecid, d. 1469.

Scope and Content

A Turkish translation of an original Persian written about the Shiite Imams Ali and the Mahdi, possibly a ?urufi text (see DP reference below).
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Title (Romanized): [Hâzâ macmuati’l-fakir Hatipzade]

Title (English): [This is the anthology of the poor Hatipzade]
Manuscript number: 251 Date: [17--]

Physical Description: 169 leaves : paper ; 165 x 106 mm. bound to 167 x 110 mm.
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 Kad? of Bursa (oldest ownership stamp on front endpaper)

Scope and Content

A notebook including poems by Hasîb Efendi, Sâbit, Rusenî, Za’îfî, and Yunus Emre; prayers; religious rulings; names of the men who fought in the battle of Badr with the Prophet Mu?ammad; letters; treatises; etc.
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Title (Romanized): Maksadü’l-aksa [tercümesi]

Title (English): [Translation of the] Destination of those who are farthest

Alternative titles: ???? ?????, Maq?ad al-Aq?á
Manuscript number: 252 Date: 1597 February

Physical Description: 315 leaves : paper ; 144 x 96 mm. bound to 144 x 96 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh, Nastál?q, and Diwani.

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 Maq?ad al-Aq?á by Nasafi (Aziz al-Din ibn Mu?ammad, 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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Title (Romanized): Netaicü’l-fünûn

Uniform title: Ilimlerin özü = Netayic el-fünûn

Title (English): End-results of the arts

Alternative titles: ????? ??????, Nataij al-funun
Manuscript number: 253 Date: [15--]

Physical Description: 146 leaves : paper ; 144 x 96 mm. bound to 144 x 96 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: Average 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Sem-ü-Pervane by Lâmiî Çelebi, 1472- 1532.
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Title (Romanized): ed-Dürrü’l-münazzam fî s?rr?’l- ismi’l-âzam

Title (English): The arranged pearl in the secret of the most grand name

Alternative titles: ???? ?????? ?? ?? ???? ?????,
Manuscript number: 254 Date: 1786

Physical Description: 287 leaves : paper ; 187 x 108 mm. bound to 188 x 113 mm.
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 Mifta? jafr al- ja? wa mi?ba? al-nur al-lamí by Bistami (Abd al- Ra?man ibn Mu?ammad, ca. 1380-1454), undertaken by the order of the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet III (1595-1603). Apparently on charms and numerology.
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Title (Romanized): Kitap-i usûl

Title (English): Book of fundamentals

Alternative titles: ???? ????, Usûlname
Manuscript number: 255 Date: 1599 August

Physical Description: 110 leaves : paper ; 197 x 106 mm. bound to 197 x 107 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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. Topkap? Saray? Müzesi Kütüphanesi türkce yazmalar katalogu, 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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Title (Romanized): Ibretname

Uniform title: Kitab-i ibretnüma, Ibretnüma-y? Lâmiî Efendi, Ibrat namah, Ibretname-yi Lâmiî Çelebi.

Title (English): Book of admonition

Alternative titles: ???? ????
Manuscript number: 256 Date: 1641

Physical Description: 123 leaves : paper ; 198 x 119 mm. bound to 193 x 118 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): [Tarih-i M?sri’l-cedid]

Uniform title: Tarih-i Misr ül-cedid

Title (English): [The history of new Egypt]
Manuscript number: 257 Date: Circa 1710

Physical Description: 99 leaves : paper ; 198 x 135 mm. bound to 200 x 141 mm.
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 M?sri’l-kadîme (see Osmanl? Müellifleri, V. III: 131).
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Title (Romanized): Askname

Uniform title: Askname-i ilahi

Title (English): Book of love

Alternative titles: ??? ????, Ishq’namah
Manuscript number: 258 Date: [17--]

Physical Description: 114 leaves : paper ; 180 x 123 mm. bound to 180 x 121 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: Average 22 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Firisteoglu, Abdülmecid, d. 1469.

Scope and Content

A Turkish translation of an original Persian written about the Shiite Imams Ali and the Mahdi, possibly a ?urufi text (see DP reference below). The manuscript contains other titles.
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Title (Romanized): Iskendername

Uniform title: Iskender-name

Title (English): Book of Alexander

Alternative titles: Iskandar’namah ? ??????????
Manuscript number: 259 Date: [Before 16--]

Physical Description: 247 leaves : paper ; 163 x 98 mm. bound to 161 x 100 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): [Cönk]

Title (English): [Poetic collection]
Manuscript number: 260 Date: 1604 April

Physical Description: 60 leaves : paper ; 148 x 101 mm. bound to 149 x 105 mm.
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 Aksemseddin, 1389 or 90-1459 (16a and front endpaper). Headings in red refer to Jonah (Yunus).
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Title (Romanized): Mecmuatü’s-sanayi

Title (English): Collection of crafts

Alternative titles: ?????? ???????, Majmúat al-?anayí
Manuscript number: 261 Date: no date

Physical Description: 81 leaves : paper ; 138 x 100 mm. bound to 140 x 100 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 11 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): Kenzü’l-haka’ik ve kesfü’l-daka’ik

Title (English): Treasure of truths and the discovery of minutiae

Alternative titles: ??? ??????? ???? ???????, Kanz al- ?aqaiq wa kashf al-daqa’iq
Manuscript number: 262 Date: [15--]?

Physical Description: 104 leaves : paper ; 161 x 100 mm. bound to 160 x 105 mm.
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 Osmanl? Müellifleri, V. II: 18.

Scope and Content

A Sufi treatise, being a translation of a Persian original by Abd Allah ibn Mu?ammad Ayn al-Qudah al-Hamadhani (d. 1131), dedicated to a certain Celal Bey, for whom the author had also translated A??ar’s Mukhtar’namah, during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Selim II (15661574).
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Title (Romanized): Revnak-i bostan

Title (English): The flourishing of the orchard

Alternative titles: ???? ??????, Rawnaq-i bustan
Manuscript number: 263 Date: 1596 October

Physical Description: 59 leaves : paper ; 153 x 105 mm. bound to 154 x 113 mm.
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 Behisti in Edirne" at the beginning of the book. This may or may not be the author, and whether this is the same as Behisti, 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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Title (Romanized): [Divan]

Uniform title: Hayâli divani

Title (English): [Poetic anthology]
Manuscript number: 264 Date: 1554

Physical Description: 127 leaves : paper ; 183 x 115 mm. bound to 184 x 118 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): Nasihatü’s-selatin

Uniform title: Nasihatü s-selatin

Title (English): Counsel for sultans

Alternative titles: ????? ???????, Na?i?at al- sala?in, Mustafa 'Ali's Counsel for sultans of 1581
Manuscript number: 265 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 167 leaves : paper ; 179 x 117 mm. bound to 178 x 118 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): [Tefsir-i] Naziat

Title (English): [Exegesis of] Those who drag forth

Alternative titles: [Tafsir] al-Nazíat? ????????
Manuscript number: 266 Date: [16--]

Physical Description: 117 leaves : paper ; 193 x 108 mm. bound to 193 x 115 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 20 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 ?ashiyat al-Mu?awwal, Risale der usul-i Kafiyye, [Tefsir-i] Tar?k, Risalah fi ta?qiq al-mújizah, etc.
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Title (Romanized): Risale-i Ken’aniye

Title (English): The Canaanite treatise

Alternative titles: Panzehir, ????? ???????, Risalah-i Kananiyah
Manuscript number: 267 Date: Before 1859

Physical Description: 9 leaves : paper ; 165 x 110 mm. bound to 165 x 111 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Minhacü’l-âbidîn

Title (English): Pathway of the worshippers

Alternative titles: ????? ????????, Minhaj al-abidin
Manuscript number: 268 Date: 1528 September

Physical Description: 186 leaves : paper ; 165 x 110 mm. bound to 163 x 110 mm.
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-?unun.

Scope and Content

This is the second title in the manuscript, being a Turkish translation of the Arabic original of Ghazzali, 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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Title (Romanized): Sifaü’l-fuad

Title (English): Cure of the heart

Alternative titles: ???? ??????, Shifa’ al-fu’ ad
Manuscript number: 269 Date: 1628?

Physical Description: 75 leaves : paper ; 143 x 100 mm. bound to 152 x 104 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Osmanl? 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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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] F?kh-i ekber

Title (English): [Translation of] The great jurisprudence

Alternative titles: ??? ????
Manuscript number: 270 Date: 1753

Physical Description: 67 leaves : paper ; 157 x 108 mm. bound to 155 x 113 mm.
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. Topkap? Saray? Müzesi Kütüphanesi türkce yazmalar katalogu, 1040 and index.

Scope and Content

A Turkish rendering of the work of Hanafite jurisprudence entitled al-Fiqh al-akbar by Abu ?anifah (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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Title (Romanized): Muhtasar-i Semsiye

Title (English): Abridgement of the Solar

Alternative titles: ????? ?????
Manuscript number: 271 Date: [16--]

Physical Description: 132 leaves : paper ; 147 x 90 mm. bound to 145 x 90 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 11 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): [Vesiletü’l-itkan fî serh-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: [????? ?????? ?? ??? ???? ?????? ?? ???? ??????, wasilat al-itqan fi shar? rusukh al-lisan fi ?uruf al-qur’an]
Manuscript number: 272 Date: 1643 January

Physical Description: 138 leaves : paper ; 151 x 95 mm. bound to 152 x 95 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Tevarih

Uniform title: Tarih-i Nisanc? Mehmed Pasa

Title (English): Histories

Alternative titles: Tarih-i Nisanc? Mehmet ? ??????
Manuscript number: 273 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 77 leaves : paper ; 172 x 107 mm. bound to 168 x 112 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Mev’iza-i belige]

Title (English): [Eloquent sermon]

Alternative titles: [????? ?????, Mawi?ah-i balighah][
Manuscript number: 274 Date: [16--?]

Physical Description: 88 leaves : paper ; 145 x 94 mm. bound to 148 x 100 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Osmanl? Müellifleri, V. I: 80- 81.

Scope and Content

Treatise on Sufism.
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Title (Romanized): [el-]Cevherü’l-ferid fi’t-t?bbi’l-cedid

Title (English): The unique jewel in modern medicine

Alternative titles: ?????? ?????? ?? ???? ??????, al-jawhar al-farid fi ?ib al- jadid
Manuscript number: 275 Date: 1718

Physical Description: 169 leaves : paper ; 145 x 94 mm. bound to 148 x 100 mm.
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 Sehrî. See Osmanl? Müellifleri, V. III: 228-9, where the full name is spelled Ömer Sifai b. Seyh Hasan Efendi

Scope and Content

Treatise on medicine and pharmacology, originally composed in July 1700 in Damascus (169a)
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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Gülsen-i raz

Title (English): [translation of] the flower-garden of mystery

Alternative titles: ???? ???, Gulshan-i raz
Manuscript number: 276 Date: [15--]

Physical Description: 136 leaves : paper ; 171 x 123 mm. bound to 171 x 123 mm.
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 Shabistari (Ma?mud ibn Abd al-Karim, d. ca. 1320), originally composed in 1425 (6b).
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Title (Romanized): Tercüme-i Milel ve nihal

Title (English): Translations of nations and faiths

Alternative titles: ????? ??? ? ???
Manuscript number: 277 Date: Before 1824

Physical Description: 121 leaves : paper ; 195 x 113 mm. bound to 195 x 116 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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-ni?al by Abd al- Karim Shahrastani (1086?-1153).
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Title (Romanized): Bedayiü’z-zuhûr fî vekayi’i’d-duhûr

Title (English): Astonishing glows regarding the occurences of the ages

Alternative titles: ????? ?????? ?? ????? ??????, Bada’í al-zuhur fi waqa’í al-duhur
Manuscript number: 278 Date: [15--]?

Physical Description: 234 leaves : paper ; 208 x 136 mm. bound to 206 x 136 mm.
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, Kütahyal?, 16th cent.

Scope and Content

Tales of prophets extracted and translated from an Arabic original entitled Bada’í al-zuhur fi waqa’í al-duhur by Ibn Iyas (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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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Kaside-i Bürde

Title (English): [The translation of] the ode Burdah

Alternative titles: ????? ????, Burdah
Manuscript number: 279 Date: [16--]

Physical Description: 98 leaves : paper ; 208 x 136 mm. bound to 206 x 136 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 18 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Osmanl? 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 Kemalpasazade (1468 or 9-1534) and Okcuzade Mehmet Sahî (d. 1629). See Karatay, F. E. Topkap? Saray? Müzesi Kütüphanesi türkce yazmalar katalogu, 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-Bu?iri. The manuscript contains two other titles.
 



Title (Romanized): [Esmarü’l-hadaik]

Uniform title: Esmar el-hadaik, Esmarü'l-hadayik

Title (English): [Fruits of the garden]

Alternative titles: [????? ???????], Athmar al-?ada’iq
Manuscript number: 280 Date: 1849

Physical Description: 25 leaves : paper ; 200 x 128 mm. bound to 199 x 126 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: Average 18 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): [Câmi’ü’l-fevaid]

Title (English): [Anthology of useful things]

Alternative titles: ???? ???????, ???? ???????, Jamí al-fawa’id
Manuscript number: 281 Date: 1660 September

Physical Description: 160 leaves : paper ; 198 x 135 mm. bound to 198 x 137 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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-fawa’id min Jamí al-u?ul wa-Majmá al-zawa’id written by Rudani (Mu?ammad ibn Mu?ammad, 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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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i serh-i] Dürr-i yetim

Title (English): [Translation of the commentary on] the Virgin pearl

Alternative titles: ?? ????, al-Durr al-yatim, al-Mu?annaf
Manuscript number: 282 Date: 1720

Physical Description: 100 leaves : paper ; 197 x 149 mm. bound to 200 x 150 mm.
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-?unun 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-Mu?annaf".
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Title (Romanized): [Mürsidü’s-salikîn]

Title (English): [Guide of the wayfarers]

Alternative titles: [???? ????????], Murshid al- salikin
Manuscript number: 283 Date: [15--]?

Physical Description: 138 leaves : paper ; 191 x 127 mm. bound to 183 x 126 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Tarih-i maarif

Uniform title: Tarih-i Gülsen-i maârif

Title (English): History of the known things

Alternative titles: ????? ?????, Tarih-i Gülsen-i maârif, Tarih-i Gülsen-i Máarif, Tarikh-i gulshan-i máarif
Manuscript number: 284 Date: 1848

Physical Description: 208 leaves : paper ; 174 x 124 mm. bound to 178 x 132 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Emrî Divan?]

Title (English): [Poetic anthology of Emrî]
Manuscript number: 285 Date: 1595 October

Physical Description: 59 leaves : paper ; 190 x 117 mm. bound to 189 x 117 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): Dürretü’t-taç

Uniform title: Dürret üt-taç

Title (English): Pearl of the crown

Alternative titles: ??? ?????, Dürret üt- taç fi sahib-ül miraç, Durrat al-taj
Manuscript number: 286 Date: 1649 January

Physical Description: 218 leaves : paper ; 197 x 135 mm. bound to 192 x 138 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 (Ata’i, Ata Allah ibn Ya?ya, 17th cent.)
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Title (Romanized): Dürretü’t-taç

Uniform title: Dürret üt-taç

Title (English): Pearl of the crown

Alternative titles: ??? ?????, Dürret üt- taç fi sahib-ül miraç, Durrat al-taj
Manuscript number: 287 Date: 1639 July

Physical Description: 193 leaves : paper ; 197 x 135 mm. bound to 192 x 138 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Zeyl-i Nâbi]

Uniform title: Zeyl-i Nâbi

Title (English): [The continuation of Nâbi]

Alternative titles: ??? ????, Dhayl-i Nabi
Manuscript number: 288 Date: 1724 February

Physical Description: 161 leaves : paper ; 197 x 135 mm. bound to 192 x 138 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): [Tecelliyat-i Hüdaî Mahmut Efendi]

Title (English): [The divine manifestations of Hüdaî Mahmut Efendi]

Alternative titles: ?????? ????? ????? ?????
Manuscript number: 289 Date: [Late 16--]?

Physical Description: 113 leaves : paper ; 206 x 150 mm. bound to 204 x 154 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 11 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Osmanl? 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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Title (Romanized): Kitab-i Mürsid

Uniform title: Pend-i Ahmediye kitab-i Mürsid

Title (English): The guiding book

Alternative titles: ???? ????, Kitab Murshid, Pend-i Ahmedi
Manuscript number: 290 Date: 1817

Physical Description: 249 leaves : paper ; 197 x 135 mm. bound to 192 x 138 mm.
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 Islâm Ans?klopedisi, the present title is called Ahmediye, and its correct authorship (noted above) affirmed under the full name of Diyarbekirli Ahmet Mürsid Efendi.

Scope and Content

Long poem in rhyming couplets giving religio-ethical advice.
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Title (Romanized): Bizaatü’l-hükkâm fî ihkâmi’l-ahkâm

Title (English): The stock of magistrates for effecting legal decisions

Alternative titles: ????? ?????? ?? ????? ??????, Bizaatü’l-hükkâm fî ihkâmi’l-ahkâm, Bi?aat al-?ukkam fi i?kam al-a?kam
Manuscript number: 291 Date: [18--]

Physical Description: 172 leaves : paper ; 200 x 140 mm. bound to 198 x 136 mm.
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. Topkap? Saray? Müzesi Kütüphanesi türkce yazmalar katalogu (318).

Scope and Content

Sample judicial rulings to be used as models by magistrates in composing their legal decisions.
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Title (Romanized): Gencine-i letâif

Title (English): Treasury of bon mots

Alternative titles: ?????? ?????, Ganjinah-i la?a’if
Manuscript number: 292 Date: 1574

Physical Description: 70 leaves : paper ; 208 x 121 mm. bound to 206 x 123 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Kitap-i ravzatü’l-ulema]

Title (English): [The garden of scholars]

Alternative titles: [???? ??????, Raw?at al-ulama]
Manuscript number: 293 Date: 1459 or after

Physical Description: 141 leaves : paper ; 207 x 153 mm. bound to 205 x 155 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Bizaatü’l-hükkâm fî ihkâmi’l-ahkâm

Title (English): The stock of magistrates for effecting legal decisions

Alternative titles: ????? ?????? ?? ????? ??????, Bizaatü’l-hükkâm fî ihkâmi’l-ahkâm, Bi?aat al-?ukkam fi i?kam al-a?kam
Manuscript number: 294 Date: [Late 17--]

Physical Description: 174 leaves : paper ; 207 x 146 mm. bound to 207 x 149 mm.
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. Topkap? Saray? Müzesi Kütüphanesi türkce yazmalar katalogu (318).

Scope and Content

Sample judicial rulings to be used as models by magistrates in composing their legal decisions.
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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: ????? ???? ?? ????? ?????, Nafa?at al-uns min ha?arat al-quds
Manuscript number: 295 Date: 1609 October

Physical Description: 322 leaves : paper ; 228 x 127 mm. bound to 229 x 133 mm.
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 Jami (1414- 1492).
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Title (Romanized): [Gülistan tercümesi]

Uniform title: Gülistan tercümesi

Title (English): [Translation of the Rose garden]

Alternative titles: ??????
Manuscript number: 296 Date: 1605 June

Physical Description: 143 leaves : paper ; 204 x 140 mm. bound to 202 x 139 mm.
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 Sádi.
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Title (Romanized): [Maktel-i Hüseyn]

Title (English): [The murder of ?usayn]

Alternative titles: ???? ???? ????, Maktel-i Imam Hüseyn
Manuscript number: 297 Date: [1677]?

Physical Description: 108 leaves : paper ; 208 x 151 mm. bound to 207 x 153 mm.
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 ?usayn ibn Ali (d. 680) the grandson of the Prophet.
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Title (Romanized): Tefsir-i sure-i Fatiha

Title (English): Commentary upon the Opening Chapter

Alternative titles: ????? ???? ?????, Tafsir surah Fati?ah
Manuscript number: 298 Date: 1663 May

Physical Description: 115 leaves : paper ; 204 x 147 mm. bound to 202 x 158 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Semsiye

Title (English): Solar

Alternative titles: ?????, Shamsiyah
Manuscript number: 299 Date: [15--]?

Physical Description: 176 leaves : paper ; 206 x 137 mm. bound to 203 x 136 mm.
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. Topkap? Saray? Müzesi Kütüphanesi türkce yazmalar katalogu (# 1623). He was the father of Yaz?c?oglu Mehmet (d. 1451), author of Muhammediye.

Scope and Content

Poem in Turkish on star-lore.
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Title (Romanized): Lugat-i Nimetullah

Title (English): The glossary of Nímat Allah

Alternative titles: ??? ???? ??
Manuscript number: 300 Date: 1626 April

Physical Description: 285 leaves : paper ; 200 x 140 mm. bound to 197 x 135 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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. Kad? Mubarek Rumi (1b and Karatay, F. E. Topkap? Saray? Müzesi Kütüphanesi türkce yazmalar katalogu [# 2063]).

Scope and Content

A glossary of Persian words with Ottoman Turkish definitions.
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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] T?bb-? Eflâtun

Title (English): [Translation of] Plato's medicine

Alternative titles: ?? ??????
Manuscript number: 301 Date: no date

Physical Description: 170 leaves : paper ; 196 x 139 mm. bound to 195 x 135 mm.
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 Shifa’ of Ibn Sina. The manuscript contains a second title.
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Manuscript number: 302

Physical Description: Layout:

Script: Decoration:

Binding: Additional description:
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Title (Romanized): [Serh-i] Pend-i Attar

Title (English): [Commentary on] A??ar's council

Alternative titles: ??? ??? ????, Shar?-i Pand-i A??ar, Müfid
Manuscript number: 303 Date: [17--]

Physical Description: 201 leaves : paper ; 209 x 129 mm. bound to 208 x 126 mm.
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 Osmanl? Müellifleri, V. III: 22.

Scope and Content

A commentary on the work of Farid al-Din A??ar (d. ca. 1230), dedicated to the Ototoman Sultan Mehmet IV (16481687).
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Title (Romanized): [Serh-i Gülistan]

Title (English): Commentary on the Rose Garden

Alternative titles: ??? ??????, Shar?-i Gulistan
Manuscript number: 304 Date: 1645 September

Physical Description: 274 leaves : paper ; 191 x 147 mm. bound to 193 x 151 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Sádi.
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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: ????? ??????? ?? ????? ???????, Wiqayat al-riwayah fi masa’il al-hidayah]?
Manuscript number: 305 Date: No date

Physical Description: 168 leaves : paper ; 204 x 151 mm. bound to 203 x 147 mm.
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-?unun 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-?unun 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- Ma?bubi, itself being an epitome of a work by al-Marghinani (d. 1196 or 7).
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Title (Romanized): Tercüme-i Resehat-i aynü’l-hayat

Uniform title: Resehat-i ayn el-hayat

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

Alternative titles: ????? ????? ??? ??????, Rasha?at-? ayn al-?ayat
Manuscript number: 306 Date: [18--]

Physical Description: 212 leaves : paper ; 221 x 158 mm. bound to 220 x 158 mm.
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 ?usayn Vai? Kashifi (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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Title (Romanized): [Hâzâ kitap-i Cerrahname]

Uniform title: Cerrahname

Title (English): [This is the book of Surgery]

Alternative titles: ????? ???? , Jarrah’namah, Kitabü'l-cerrahiyei ilhaniye
Manuscript number: 307 Date: no date

Physical Description: 109 leaves : paper ; 220 x 159 mm. bound to 210 x 158 mm.
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 Ibrahim b. Abdullah Cerrah [Under jim, Ilm al- jira?ah].

Scope and Content

Medical text, if correctly identified, a translation from a Mongol period Persian original.
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Title (Romanized): [Ferâiz tercümesi]

Title (English): [Translation of inheritance law]
Manuscript number: 308 Date: [15--]

Physical Description: 110 leaves : paper ; 214 x 155 mm. bound to 213 x 156 mm.
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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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, Bustan Quds wa Gulistan-i Uns
Manuscript number: 309 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 255 leaves : paper ; 206 x 145 mm. bound to 212 x 154 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Osmanl? 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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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Sebiyyat

Title (English): [Translation of] the Septets

Alternative titles: ????? ??????? Tarjumah al-Sab‘iyat fi mawa‘i? al-barriyat
Manuscript number: 310 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 251 leaves : paper ; 208 x 143 mm. bound to 200 x 140 mm.
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‘iyat fi mawa‘i? al-barriyat originally composed in Arabic by ‘Ayn al-Qu?ah, Mu?ammad ibn ‘Abd Ra?man, 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-?unun to a certain Mehmet Hilali Kad?, entitled Meclisara (Majlis'ara), completed in 1588. The manuscript contains two other titles.
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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i Sehname-i Rüstem]

Title (English): [The translation of Rustam's Book of Kings]

Alternative titles: ????? ??? ???? ????, Tarjumah-i Shah’namah-i Rustam
Manuscript number: 311 Date: 1761

Physical Description: 398 leaves : paper ; 212 x 144 mm. bound to 212 x 145 mm.
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 Shah’namah of Firdawsi, starting with Kiyumarth, but mostly focued on the adventures of Rustam.
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Title (Romanized): [Hâzâ kitap-i Cebbâr Kulu]

Title (English): [This is the book of Cebbâr Kulu]

Alternative titles: ??? ???? ????? ???
Manuscript number: 312 Date: 1666 July

Physical Description: 224 leaves : paper ; 230 x 165 mm. bound to 230 x 168 mm.
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 (Bektasi/Uveysi) biography of a certain Seyh Seyyid Ali Veysü'l-K?rani. The manuscript contains a second title.
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Title (Romanized): [Dîvân]

Title (English): [Poetic anthology]
Manuscript number: 313 Date: No date

Physical Description: 36 leaves : paper ; 230 x 135 mm. bound to 238 x 140 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Divan-i Cahidi]

Title (English): [cahidi's poetic anthology]
Manuscript number: 314 Date: [Late 18--]

Physical Description: 69 leaves : paper ; 221 x 178 mm. bound to 228 x 182 mm.
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 ashab?n hayat?…
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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: ????? ??? ????? ????? ?? ??? ????? ??? ?????? ???, Tajdid-i ?aram-i ma?bub-i yazdan dar a?d-i sul?ab Abd al-Majid Khan
Manuscript number: 315 Date: 1878 April

Physical Description: 12 leaves : paper ; 256 x 173 mm. bound to 255 x 174 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): Dürretü’t-taç

Uniform title: Dürret üt-taç

Title (English): Pearl of the crown

Alternative titles: ??? ?????, Dürret üt- taç fi sahib-ül miraç, Durrat al-taj
Manuscript number: 316 Date: 1734 December

Physical Description: 203 leaves : paper ; 251 x 145 mm. bound to 252 x 152 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Hâzâ kitap-i Tutiname]

Title (English): [The is the book of the parrot]

Alternative titles: ???? ????, Tuti’namah
Manuscript number: 317 Date: 1824 November

Physical Description: 114 leaves : paper ; 237 x 165 mm. bound to 235 x 165 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Nakhshabi (Ziya’ al-Din, d. 1350).
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Title (Romanized): [Hâzâ kitap-i Hasimname]

Title (English): [This is the book of Hashim]

Alternative titles: ???? ????, Hashim'namah
Manuscript number: 318 Date: [15--]?

Physical Description: 168 leaves : paper ; 201 x 143 mm. bound to 203 x 148 mm.
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 Hashim, supposedly from the early Islamic period. The original composition is attributed to the time of Sultan Mahmud of Ghazna.
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Title (Romanized): [Hamse-i Atai]

Title (English): [The Quintet of `Ata’i]
Manuscript number: 319 Date: [17--]

Physical Description: 247 leaves : paper ; 214 x 110 mm. bound to 211 x 107 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 23 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 `Ata’i collected together.
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Title (Romanized): [Divan-i Subhi]

Title (English): [The poetic anthology of Subhi]
Manuscript number: 320 Date: No date

Physical Description: 9 leaves : paper ; 210 x 148 mm. bound to 215 x 155 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Diwani/Nastál?q.

Binding: Faux brown Morocco.

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

Biography

For of name mostly from Osmanl? Müellifleri, V. II: 381.

Scope and Content

Selected poems of Subhi.
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Title (Romanized): [Macmua-i siir]

Title (English): [Collection of poetry]
Manuscript number: 321 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 183 leaves : paper ; 199 x 133 mm. bound to 258 x 139 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Pasa, Kemâl Pasazâde, Ahi, Atai, Ahi Baba, Sururi, Riyazi, etc.
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Title (Romanized): [Macmua-i siir]

Title (English): [Collection of poetry]
Manuscript number: 322 Date: [18--]

Physical Description: 60 leaves : paper ; 215 x 147 mm. bound to 215 x 147 mm.
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 Pasazâde, Necati, Nezmi, etc.
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Title (Romanized): [Yûsuf ve Züleyhâ]

Uniform title: Yusuf ve Züleyha

Title (English): [Joseph and Zulaykha]

Alternative titles: Hamdu'llah Hamdi'nin Yusuf ve Züleiha mesnevisi
Manuscript number: 323 Date: [15--]

Physical Description: 178 leaves : paper ; 200 x 150 mm. bound to 201 x 148 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Seyh Semsettin (Aksemseddin).

Scope and Content

A long versified story of the prophet Joseph, loosely translated after the Persian version of Jami.
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Title (Romanized): [Divan-i Sebzi]

Title (English): [The poetic anthology of Sebzi]
Manuscript number: 324 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 104 leaves : paper ; 2060 x 145 mm. bound to 205 x 150 mm.
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 Osmanl? Müellifleri, V. II: 350.

Scope and Content

The poetic anthology of the Ottoman poet Sebzi Mehmet Efendi, d. 1680.
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Title (Romanized): [Yûsuf ve Züleyhâ]

Uniform title: Yusuf ve Züleyha

Title (English): [Joseph and Zulaykha]

Alternative titles: Hamdu'llah Hamdi'nin Yusuf ve Züleiha mesnevisi
Manuscript number: 325 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 177 leaves : paper ; 178 x 118 mm. bound to 178 x 121 mm.
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 Seyh Semsettin (Aksemseddin).

Scope and Content

A long versified story of the prophet Joseph, loosely translated after the Persian version of Jami.
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Manuscript number: 326

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Title (Romanized): [Divan-i Süruri]

Title (English): [The poetic anthology of Süruri]
Manuscript number: 327 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 116 leaves : paper ; 196 x 134 mm. bound to 195 x 132 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 15 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): [Acay?bü'l-mahlûkat ve garay?bü'l-masnuat]

Title (English): [Wonders of creation and the strange things of invention]
Manuscript number: 328 Date: 1659

Physical Description: 157 leaves : paper ; 190 x 128 mm. bound to 190 x 128 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Yûsuf ve Züleyhâ]

Uniform title: Yusuf ve Züleyha

Title (English): [Joseph and Zulaykha]

Alternative titles: Hamdu'llah Hamdi'nin Yusuf ve Züleiha mesnevisi
Manuscript number: 329 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 171 leaves : paper ; 209 x 127 mm. bound to 201 x 125 mm.
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 Seyh Semsettin (Aksemseddin).

Scope and Content

A long versified story of the prophet Joseph, loosely translated after the Persian version of Jami.
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Title (Romanized): [Münseat-i Nabi]

Title (English): [The correspondence of Nabi]

Alternative titles: ????? ????, Munsha’at-i Nabi
Manuscript number: 330 Date: [18--]

Physical Description: 146 leaves : paper ; 208 x 147 mm. bound to 204 x 144 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Icmal-i Avrupa]

Title (English): [Synopsis of Europe]

Alternative titles: ????? ??????
Manuscript number: 331 Date: [18--]?

Physical Description: 35 leaves : paper ; 212 x 138 mm. bound to 210 x 142 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): [Tercüme-i] Sehname

Title (English): [Translation of] The Book of Kings

Alternative titles: Shahnamah
Manuscript number: 332 Date: [16--]

Physical Description: 327 leaves : paper ; 193 x 131 mm. bound to 203 x 140 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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, Gersaspname, Maariçü'n-nübüvve, etc.

Scope and Content

A translation of Firdawsi's Shahnamah, the earlier parts, done for the Ottoman Sultan Osman II (16181622).
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Title (Romanized): [Mev'iza ve K?sas-i enbiya]

Title (English): [Admonitions and tales of the prophets]
Manuscript number: 333 Date: [16--]?

Physical Description: 85 leaves : paper ; 209 x 147 mm. bound to 209 x 145 mm.
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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Title (Romanized): Leylâ ve Mecnûn

Title (English): Layli and Majnun

Alternative titles: ???? ? ?????
Manuscript number: 334 Date: 1824

Physical Description: 101 leaves : paper ; 224 x 113 mm. bound to 224 x 117 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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

Fuzuli's Turkish version of the romance of Layli and Majnun, firs popularized through the Persian version of Ni?ami Ganjavi (1140 or 41-1202 or 3)
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Title (Romanized): [T?bb]

Title (English): [Medicine]
Manuscript number: 335 Date: 1752 April

Physical Description: 204 leaves : paper ; 213 x 136 mm. no binding.
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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Title (Romanized): [Camiu’l]-mucizat

Title (English): [The Collection of] miracles
Manuscript number: 336 Date: [17--]

Physical Description: 142 leaves : paper ; 211 x 131 mm. bound to 209 x 131 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 25 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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 Osmanl? Müellifleri, V. II: 417. He is also known as Gülseni Ibrahim Nezira.

Scope and Content

Treatise on varous prophetic miracles.
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Manuscript number: 337

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Title (Romanized): Huban[name]

Uniform title: Hubanname

Title (English): [Book of] the Good

Alternative titles: Defter-i Ask
Manuscript number: 338 Date: [18--]

Physical Description: 74 leaves : paper ; 210 x 150 mm. bound to 209 x 148 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 17 lines of text per page.

Script: Nastál?q.

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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Title (Romanized): Camiu'l-envar fi menakibu'l-ebrar

Title (English): Collection of lightrays in the life-tales of the upright people
Manuscript number: 339 Date: [17--]?

Physical Description: 140 leaves : paper ; 223 x 130 mm. bound to 223 x 128 mm.
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 Ibrahim Pasa.
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Manuscript number: 340

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Manuscript number: 341

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Manuscript number: 342

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Title (Romanized): [Mecmau'l-letaif]

Title (English): [Anthology of pleasant tales]

Alternative titles: ???? ???????, Majma` al-la?a’if
Manuscript number: 343 Date: [16--]

Physical Description: 110 leaves : paper ; 204 x 144 mm. bound to 205 x 141 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 21 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Soft brown leather, damaged.

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

Biography

Identification of author and date from Osmanl? Müellifleri, V. II: 216, footnote.

Scope and Content

A collection of biblical/Quranic tales composed in the sixteenth century.
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Manuscript number: 344 Date: [16--]

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Title (Romanized): Ervahname

Title (English): Book of spirits

Alternative titles: ????? ????, Arva?’namah
Manuscript number: 345 Date: [16--]

Physical Description: 89 leaves : paper ; 207 x 145 mm. bound to 206 x 152 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded green marble paper with dark leather on spine and around the edges, fore-edge flap.

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

Biography

But on 1b the author is called Pir Muhiuddin.

Scope and Content

A verse treatise on Sufism, the second title, Sefaatname (beginning on 23b) treats the Sufi master Emir Sultan.
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Title (Romanized): [Hesap]

Title (English): [Arithmetics ]
Manuscript number: 346 Date: [16--]

Physical Description: 96 leaves : paper ; 212 x 143 mm. bound to 212 x 138 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded brown leather with dark leather on spine and around the edges, damaged fore-edge flap.

Additional descriptive data: Text in black ink, calculations in red, beginning missing.

Scope and Content

A book on basic arithmetics.
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Manuscript number: 347

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Title (Romanized): [Esrarname]

Title (English): [Book of secrets]

Alternative titles: Asrar’namah, ?????????
Manuscript number: 349 Date: [18--]

Physical Description: 133 leaves : paper ; 217 x 164 mm. bound to 218 x 160 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 13 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded blue marble paper with black leather on spine and around the edges.

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

Scope and Content

Turkish tanslation of the Persian metrical treatise attributed to the Sufi master Farid al-Din A??ar (d. ca. 1230).
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Title (Romanized): Hayriname

Title (English): Book of goodness

Alternative titles: Hayriyye, Hari-name, Khayri’namah,???? ????
Manuscript number: 350 Date: [18--]

Physical Description: 110 leaves : paper ; 222 x 157 mm. bound to 221 x 162 mm.
Physical Description: Layout: 19 lines of text per page.

Script: Naskh.

Binding: Faded marble paper with brown leather on spine and and around the edges; fore-edge flap.

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

Scope and Content

Ethical treatise in verse on a wide variety of topics.