Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Turk. e. 50 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: 7 works by 6 authors on the subjects of Prosody, Rhyme, Didactic poetry, Arabic language, Inheritance and succession, Geometry, and Muḥammad
1. ff. 3ar-9v

ff. 1-3 contain miscellaneous verses, etc.; f. 10 contains notes on poetics

Language(s): Arabic


GAL I 312
2. ff. 11r-15r

f. 16 is blank; f. 17 contains short lexicographical work on certain imperative forms

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Prosody
3. ff. 18r-29v

f. 30 is blank; f. 31v contains two (1 Arabic, 1 Turkish) short works on metaphor

Language(s): Arabic, Turkish


GAL I 312
5. ff. 80v-84r

cf. Ahlwardt 4749

ff. 85r-91v are blank except for a poem (in Turkish) by Īrfani on f. 89v

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Law
6. ff. 92v-93v
Author: Anonymous

f. 94v contains transcript of a document (in Turkish)

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Mathematics
7. ff. 95v-97r
Author: Anonymous

Incomplete, lacking end

f. 95r contains verse by Ḥāfiẓ; ff. 98, 99, 101 are blank;

f. 100v contains miscellaneous verses (in Turkish)

Language(s): Arabic


Appendix Tales

Physical Description

Form: codex
7 ff. 5 ff. 12 ff. 2 ff. 5 ff. 2 ff. 3 ff.


Origin: bef. 1789 CE 1789 CE c. 1789 CE c. 1789 CE n.d. c. 1789 CE n.d.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.


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