Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.34 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


The story of the Forty Viziers in Turkish

Title: حكايت قرق وزير

Translated from the Arabic original ḥikayāt arbaʿīn ṣabāḥ wa-amsan حكايات أربعين صباح وأمس .

At the end is a prayer in Arabic and some marginal notes in Latin.

Incipit: حمد وثناء بی منتهاء اول باری بی مثال حضرتنه جلت كلمته وقدرته كه عقلک دیده سی وجانک بصیرتی انک کبریا سی مطالعه سنده حيران در
Explicit: کلن کتما کچون کلدی جهانه باقی اولدرکم جاودانی ولطف عام وکر نام ایدوب بونک مؤلف اولان اوقبا نلرداخى دعادن اوتتميه يلر غريق رحمت رحمان كسى باد كه كاتب رايک لمحی کندیاد
Language(s): Ottoman Turkish


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 172 ff.


Beautifully written in a small Turkish Naskh hand


Decorated with a red border


Origin: 1552

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on "E. G. Browne: A supplementary hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1922", and "E.H. Palmer A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, London 1870".


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Funding of Cataloguing

Trinity College Cambridge



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