By Jan Schmidt
In the course of the 600 years of its life, innumerable of manuscripts with, normally, Turkish texts have been produced within the Ottoman Empire. those are regularly preserved in libraries within the nations that when have been a part of that prolonged empire; a lesser variety of such manuscripts had their beginning in principal Asia, Persia and India. From the 16th century specifically, curiosity for those handwritten books elevated in Europe and located their option to the libraries of students, ebook creditors and universities. the loo Rylands collage Library is one such repository of Turkish manuscripts of either Ottoman and wider Asian provenance. almost all these manuscripts, between which a few distinct, infrequent and luxuriously produced goods, have been initially collected by means of a wealthy mine proprietor, the twenty fifth Earl of Crawford. during this ebook, the gathering is for the 1st time defined in an in depth and systematic manner.
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59 BJRLM 37 (1954-5), pp. 3-6; Alexander Samely, 'The Interpreted Text: Among the Hebrew Manuscripts of the John Rylands University Library,' in BJRLM 73/2 (1991), pp. 16-7. 60 The Jewish Encyclopedia V (New York & London 1903), p. 574; DNB 1931-1940 (1949), pp. 309-10. 61 Cf. 1he Monthly Army List (February 1940), p. 3316a. 62 Cf. 1he Times, January 3, 1962, p. 12. '63 The last group of manuscripts to arrive at the Rylands, the two Chetham manuscripts, had been acquired for the library bearing that name by the Reverend John Haddon Hindly (1765-1827), a Persian scholar (described as 'reserved and crotchety' and of 'querulous disposition') who was librarian of, what was (and still is) the oldest public library of Britain (founded in 1653), between 1797 and 1804.
7221. ilisl~m Yahya. Hayatl, eserleri, edebi ki~iligi ve Divanmm kar~tla~tmlm1~ metni" (Diss. University of Erzurum 1985). Literature: HOP Ill, pp. 273-84; see also: Gotz I, p. 347; Fehim Nametak, "Sejhulislam Jahja: njegovi gazeli", in Anali Gazi Husrev-Begove Biblioteke 7-8 (1982), pp. itfi Bayraktutan, ~eyhUlislam Yahya Efendi; Hayatt, Ki~iligi ve Divani (Erzurum 1983). Embossed leather binding with flap; cream glazed paper; slight damage by bookworms; 1+ 123+ 1 folios; 202x 107 and 149x64 mm; 27lines; catchwords, except on 122b; small nesib of high calligraphic standard; headpieces on ff.
110); an emir (governor) of Aleppo (idem); a servant of a Circassian beg (No. 113); a clerk in the Grand Vizier's Office at Istanbul (idem); a sili~dar (sword-bearer, No. 118); an inhabitant of Amasya (No. 119); a Mevlevi shaykh of Bursa (idem); a secretary of a mufetti~ (inspector, idem); afera~et vekzli (assistant sweeper) of the 26 Another possibility is that the MS had belonged to a Dutchman with knowledge of Turkish, like Golius (c£ under MS Persian 913, below), who added the incriptions afterwards.