Isl. Ms. 388


Nefehat-i üns-i Lâmiî,[1264, i.e. 1848].نفحات انس لامعى,[1264ه، 1848م].


Lâmiî Çelebi,1472-1532.لامعى چلبى محمود بن عثمان.

Place/Date of Production:



382 leaves :paper ;248 x 140 (175 x 73) mm.


Elegant copy of Lâmiî Çelebi's Turkish translation of Jāmī's celebrated collection of Ṣūfī biographies with the addition of more than thirty Anatolian saints and poets. Table of contents at opening (pp.4-37). Contribution to the cataloguing from Hossein Mottaghi.

Other Title(s):

Futūḥ al-mujāhidīn li-tarwīḥ qulūb al-mushāhidīnفتوح المجاهدين لترويح قلوب المشاهدينFütûhü'l-müşâhidîn li-tervihi kulûbi'l-mücâhidînFütûhü'l-mücâhidîn li-tervîhi kulûbi'l-müşâhidînFutûhu'l-mücâhidîn li-tervîhi kulûbi'l-müşâhidînفتوح المشاهدين لترويح قلوب المجاهدينFutūḥ al-mushāhidīn li-tarwīḥ qulūb al-mujāhidīnFutûhu'l-müşâhidîn li-tervihi kulûbi'l-mücâhidînترجمۀ نفحات الانسTercüme-yi Nefehatü'l-ünsTerceme-i Nefehat ül-ünsTitle from headpiece at opening of table of contents (p.4):نفحات انس لامعى


Sufism--Biography--Early works to 1800.
Sufis--Biography--Early works to 1800.
Muslim saints--Biography--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Turkish--Michigan--Ann Arbor.


Headpieces (layout features)19th century.


Ottoman Turkish.


Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"نحن نقص عليك احسن القصص بما اوحينا اليك هذا القرآن وان كنت من فبله لمن الغافلين ... افتتاح نفحات انفاس ارباب انس كه ..."


"ايرمه يوزك ايزلرندن لامعى كيم بونلرك كرچه كيم اشكال حقدر يكن انسان [؟] ايتديلر تاريخ ترجمه ... تاريخ عام طقوز يوز يكرمى ايدى [يدى] پس رجب آيى ايچنده اولدى تمام"


"Scribal," triangular, reads "وصلى الله على سيدنا ونبينا محمد خير الانام وعلى آله الكرام واصحابه العظام وعلى ائمة اهل الاسلام ومن تبعهم الى يوم القيام وكان الفراغ من تحرير النسخة الشريفة المباركة سنه اربع وستين ومائتين والف في اوائل شهر صفر الخير في سنه ١٢٦٤"


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Physical Details:

ii, V (10), IV (18), 36 V(378), II (382), ii ; almost exclusively quinions ; catchwords present ; pagination in red ink, Hindu-Arabic numerals (distinct for table of contents and main work) ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes inner flyleaves and skips two pages between pp.293-294).


Written in 29 lines per page ; frame-ruled.


Naskh ; elegant, compact Turkish hand in a bold line ; partially but irregularly seriffed with right-sloping head-serifs on many ascenders, slight effect of tilt to the left and of words descending to baseline (occasionally more exaggerated), curvilinear descenders, many closed counters, pointing mainly in conjoined dots or strokes.


Illuminated headpiece (ʻunwān / sarlawḥ) at opening of table of contents (فهرست) on p.4, consisting of rectangular piece with gold cartouche (carrying the title and author in blue "فهرست نفحات انس لامعى") flanked by swirling vegetal motifs in blended green, yellow and white on a gold ground ; another fine illuminated headpiece (ʻunwān / sarlawḥ) at opening of text on p.40, consisting of a vaguely triangular shaped piece built up of vegetal forms in blended shades of dark green with gold cartouche (carrying the title and author in blue "نفحات انس لامعى") and sprays of flowers in pink, lavender, light blue, etc. ; written area surrounded by gold frame (much heavier on incipit and facing page, pp.40-41) defined by black fillets with outermost blue rule, divisions within table of contents and elsewhere (mainly to set off verses) defined by narrow gold bands outlined by black fillets ; section headings, key words, notabilia, some individual letters of words (mainly names) and some abbreviation symbols (mainly two-teeth stroke overlining keywords) rubricated ; textual dividers in the form of three dots, etc. in red ; overlining in red ; small circular diagram in margin of p.79 in blue, red and black ink, another diagram on p.616 in black and red.


non-European laid paper with roughly 8 laid lines per cm. (mainly horizontal, fairly indistinct, curved) and no chain lines plainly visible, cloudy formation, inclusions, dark beige to light brown in color, fairly transluscent and crisp though sturdy, highly sized and burnished to glossy.


Boards covered in a dark maroon leather ; Type II binding (with flap), likely two-piece binding (seam of overlapping flanges visible at spine) ; pastedowns and flyleaves in a coated, textured (embossed with swirling vegetal design) paper in red with gold-painted borders ; upper and lower covers carry rectangular panel defined by gold borders (tooled and painted) with central painted ornament evoking a bowl or vase with flowers and leaves as well as cornerpieces in floral sprays, all in gold and green ; edges of text block gilt ; sewn in pink thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in yellow and blue, good condition ; overall in fairly good condition with minor abrasion at board edges, joint of fore edge flap, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

"583 T. De M. [i.e. Tammaro De Marinis]" inscribed in pencil on verso of front flyleaf.


As appears in colophon on p.761, transcription completed ("wa-kāna al-farāgh min taḥrīr al-nuskhah al-sharīfah al-mubārakah...") in the first part of Ṣafar 1264 [January 1848]. As appears in preceding authorial colophon (also on p.761), composition completed in Rajab 927 [June-July 1521].

Ownership and History:

Notabilia (side-heads, most rubricated), glosses (many منهيات, some in decorative shapes, see p.53, etc.) and occasional corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

01--Jāmī,--1414-1492.--Nafaḥāt al-uns min ḥaḍarāt al-quds.--Turkish.
01--جامي.--نفحات الانس من حضرات القدس.--Turkish


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Former Owner(s):

Abdülhamid II, Sultan of the Turks, 1842-1918, former owner.

Related Works:

Nafaḥāt al-uns min ḥaḍarāt al-quds.نفحات الانس من حضرات القدس.

In Collection:

Abdul Hamid Collection.


Brockelmann, C. GAL,I 433 ; II 207Alpay, G. K. Lāmiʻī Chelebi and his works. JNES, 35 2 (1976).pp.73-93Fihrist-i nuskhah'hā-yi khaṭṭī-i turkī-yi Kitābkhānah-i buzurg-i Ḥaz̤rat Āyat Allāh al-ʻUẓmá Najafī Marʻashī (Qum, Iran):vol.1 pp.196-197فهرست نسخه هاي خطي ترکي کتابخانه آيت الله العظمي مرعشي، قم ـ ايران:جلد1، صفحه196-197

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Posted by evyn on November 30, 2010
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H. Mottaghi on paragraph 2:

فتوح المجاهدين لترويح قلوب المشاهدين = ترجمة نفحات الانس للجامي

February 29, 2012 3:05 pm
H. Mottaghi on paragraph 3:

مترجم: محمود بن عثمان چلبي بن علي، بروسوي متخلص به لامعي (د. 938هـ/1531-1532م)

February 29, 2012 3:06 pm
H. Mottaghi on paragraph 30:

Mottaghi, Hossein:
فهرست نسخه هاي خطي ترکي کتابخانه آيت الله العظمي مرعشي، قم ـ ايران: جلد1، صفحه197-197

February 29, 2012 3:08 pm

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