Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.40 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of Miftāḥ al-jannat

The Key of Paradise, a series of moral and entertaining lessons in Turkish, divided into eight chapters.

It is dedicated to Lūlū Pāshā.

Incipit: الحمد لله والسلام على خير خلقه اجمعين وعلى التابعين إلى يوم الدين اما بعد بوندن صکره بو كتاب اهل إسلامه اكوت ونصيحت اولوب الخ
Explicit: یعنی اول گنالو اشلین کمشیلر ایچوندن در ان الله یغفر الذنوب جمعیا انه هو الغفور الرحيم وبه نستعين
Language(s): Ottoman Turkish


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Unglazed paper
Extent: 110 ff.


A fair Turkish Naskh


Origin: 982

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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