[Turkish and Arabic miscellany].

Manuscript, Book
  • Ottoman Turkish (1500-1928)
  • Arabic
  • Turkish
66 leaves : paper, ill. ; 200 x 145 mm. bound to 205 x 153 mm.


Summary note
A collection of prayers, quotations, magic, and notes on popular medicine, largely in Ottoman Turkish, likely written by several owners as notes and memory aids.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Physical description: Written in naskh and nastaʻliq scripts in black and red inks by many hands; on heavy European unglazed, laid paper. Paginated 1-93 in Arabic script in blue ink; fol. 47a-66b written upside-down and paginated 1-39 in Arabic script in reverse.
Language note
Ottoman Turkish and Arabic.
  • 1. fol. 1a: [Notes].
  • 2. fol. 1b: [Quotations from the Qurʾān].
  • 3. fol. 2a: [Medical notes].
  • 4. fol. 2a-4a: [Magic squares].
  • 5. fol. 4b-5a: [Notes].
  • 6. fol. 5b-41b: [Quotations from the Qurʾān with explanation or instructions for magical use, as well as magical diagrams, astrological charts, and supplications].
  • 7. fol. 42a-46b: [Notes].
  • 8. fol. 47a-65b: [Medical notes interspersed with supplications].
  • 9. fol. 66a: [Owner's note].
  • 10. fol. 66b: [Extract concerning the recitation of certain sūrahs].
Owner's note on fol. 66a dated 19 Nīsān 1304 (1 May 1888).
Source acquisition
Purchase; Bouwman Oriental Books, 2011/02/04 (2011-71).
Other title(s)
  • Qurʼan. Selections
  • قرآن Selections.
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