Isl. Ms. 674


Siyer-i Veysî,[1053, i.e. 1643].سير ويسى,[1053ه، 1643م].



Place/Date of Production:



1119 leaves :paper ;202 x 140 (143 x 83) mm.


Fine copy of the first part of Veysî's work on the sīrah of the Prophet. Numerous poetic and other excerpts on added leaves at opening and close of codex.

Other Title(s):

Siyer-i Veysî.part 1سير ويسى.قسم 1Title from inscription on front flyleaf (p.1):عشر معشار مناقب سيد الابرارسير ويسى عشر معشارDürretü't-taç fi sîret sâhibi'l-mirâcDürret üt-taç


Manuscripts, Turkish--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632--Biography--Early works to 1800.


Ottoman Turkish.


Ms. codex.
Title from inscription on front flyleaf (p.1).


"كنون وقتست كزكلك سخن كوى بسوى ذكر پيغمبر نهم روى"


"خواجۀ عالم ايله صلى الله عليه وسلم پاك ومجلى وحليۀ صحت ايله محلى اولوب مدة العمر درد پاى كورمك اولمدى تمت الحمد لله على التمام وعلى حبيبه افضل السلام"


"Scribal," triangular, reads "جف قلم زائرة عن تسويد هذه السير النبوى عم بعون الله الملك العزيز الغني عن يد اضعف عباد الله تعالى محمد بن ابراهيم الشهير خير [؟] الله زاده المولوى الخطيب اصلح شانهم وصانهم عما شانهم وقع الفراغ في اواخر محرم الحرام لسنه ثلث وخمسين والف م"


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Physical Details:

ii, 11 V(110), V-1 (119) ; almost exclusively quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves).


Written in 17 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Nastaʻlīq (talik) ; rather fine Turkish hand ; virtually serifless with slight effect of tilt to the left and of words descending to baseline (occasionally more exaggerated), elongation of horizontal strokes, quite rounded with mainly curvilinear descenders (some sweeping, rightward descenders mainly majmūʻah), pointing in distinct or conjoined dots, point of final nūn set quite deep in bowl, partially vocalized.


Keywords rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of red inverted commas ; overlining in red ; written area surrounded by red rule-border.


European laid paper ; mainly with 8 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 27-29 mm. apart (horizontal), crown-star-crescent watermark (see p.74, 75, 80, etc.) and "A C" under trefoil countermark (see p.74, etc.), sturdy, cream in color, well-burnished ; another type occasionally interspersed with the first, having 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 26-27 mm. apart (horizontal), and three hats watermark (see p.174, 175, etc.), thinner, crisper and darker in color, well-burnished.


Pasteboards covered in marbled laid paper (blue and salmon on white) with dark brown leather over spine and fore-edges/turn-ins ; Type III binding (without flap) ; board linings in pale pink paper ; sewn in dull pink, two stations ; only traces of endbands remain, blue and pink threads over leather core ; overall in fair condition with abrasion, staining, lifting and losses of spine leather, delamination of boards at corners, etc.

Accompanying Materials:

a. Inventory cataloguing slip in hand of Winifred Smeaton Thomas -- b. Acquisitions slip from Yahuda.

Former Shelfmarks:

From front flyleaf, "IL 247a" (likely supplied by Yahuda, see acquisitions slip).


As appears in colophon on p.229, copied by Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm, known as Khayr [?] Allāh Zādah (Hayrullahzade Mehmet İbrahim) with transcription completed during the last days of Muḥarram 1053 [April 1643].

Ownership and History:

Possible former inventory mark with"٢٨" on front flyleaves (p.1 and p.3) ; partially effaced ownership statement in name of one Mehmet called Müftüzade [?] (محمد المدعو بمفتى زاده ...؟) also on front flyleaf (p.3) ; occasional glosses and marginal (and interlinear) corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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04 Hayrullahzade Mehmet İbrahim, fl. 1643, scribe. 04 خير الله زاده محمد ابراهيم, ناسخ

Former Owner(s):

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In Collection:

Yahuda Collection.

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Posted by evyn on September 29, 2010
Tags: Fully Catalogued, Turkish MSS, Yahuda Collection

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