Isl. Ms. 416


[Mecmua-yi eşar,late 17th or early 18th century?].[مجموعه اشعار,اواخر القرن 17 او اوائل القرن 18م؟].

Place/Date of Production:



123 leaves :paper ;70 x 173 (42 x 131) mm.


Elegant copy of an anthology of Turkish poetry, mainly of Baki Efendi (d.1600), Sami (d.1733), etc. Contributions to the cataloguing from Hossein Mottaghi.

Other Title(s):

جنگ اشعار


Turkish poetry--17th century.
Turkish poetry--18th century.
Manuscripts, Turkish--Michigan--Ann Arbor.


Ottoman Turkish.


Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloguer.


"كورميوب ايلك يوزين اولسون فلكده سرسرى [؟] ..."


"مراد عرض عبوديت ايسه زكيا ركاب ياره يو زاور شعرك ارمغان ايدرك"


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Physical Details:

ii, IV (8), IV+2 (18), VII (32), 2 III(44), III+3 (53), V (63), V+2 (75), 4 V(115), IV (123) ; final leaf serves as flyleaf.


Written in roughly 20 hemistiches per page, typically arranged in 8 lines on the diagonal and 2 horizontal in the central area (or 6, 8 or 10 all on the diagonal), with 10 lines around the perimeter.


Nastaʻlīq (talik) ; elegant hand in a medium line ; serifless with slight effect of words descending to baseline, elongation of horizontal strokes, pointing mainly in distinct dots, point of final nūn set deep into bowl ; portions of added section in a different hand.


Written area and divisions within defined by a gold frame consisting of gold bands (heavy and thin) defined by black fillets.


non-European (likely Persian) laid paper with 8 laid lines per cm. (somewhat distinct) and no chain lines visible, fairly thin and transluscent though quite sturdy, mainly tinted various shades of pink, light yellow, etc. ; in what appears to be an added section, margins gold or silver-flecked and written area a contrasting shade (blue, light orange, etc.) ; endleaf and some hinges in marbled paper.


Pasteboards covered in purple leather ; Type III binding (without flap) in oblong or safīnah format which was perhaps originally intended to be opened vertically ; doublures / board linings in a coated paper printed with blotched design evoking marbling in dark blue and turquoise ; upper and lower covers carry tooled and gold-painted border (interlocking design flanked by fillets) and corner accents ; sewn in pink thread, two stations ; worked chevron endbands in pink and cream [?], good condition ; overall in fair condition with minor abrasion, lifting and losses of leather, fully detached from text block, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

"587" inscribed in pencil on flyleaf.


Lacks dated colophon ; perhaps late 17th or early 18th century.

Ownership and History:

Effaced oval seal impression on flyleaf ; otherwise clean copy.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

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Former Owner(s):

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

In Collection:

Abdul Hamid Collection.

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Posted by evyn on May 16, 2011
Tags: Abdul Hamid Collection, Fully Catalogued, Turkish MSS

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H. Mottaghi on paragraph 10:

گورميوب ايلک يوزين اولسون فلکده سرسري؟
بر گؤرن مهر رخ يا … ماه انوري

February 24, 2012 5:49 pm
H. Mottaghi on paragraph 2:

جُنگ اشعار

February 24, 2012 5:50 pm
H. Mottaghi on paragraph 11:

مراد عرض عبوديت ايسه نرگسيا
رکاب ياره يوزادر؟ شعرک ارمغان ايدرک

February 24, 2012 5:53 pm

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