Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Sale 50 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: An abridged translation of ابن خلکان Ibn Khallikān, 1211-1282's Arabic work وفیات الاعیان Wafayāt al-a‘yān.
Author and Bibliographic antecedent: ابن خلکان Ibn Khallikān, 1211-1282
Language(s): Ottoman Turkish
Incipit: سپاس بی‌پایان و ثناء فراوان اول خالق ان و جان جنابنه سزاوار
Filiation: An autograph copy of the fourth volume of this work can be found in Oxford Bodleian Libraries MS. Marsh 246.

Translation originally prepared for قره مصطفی پاشا Kara Mustafa Paşa, Merzifonlu, 1634-1683 in 1087 AH (1676/1677 CE).


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff. 243
Dimensions (leaf): 26 × 15.6 cm.


Single column of 27 lines per page.


Script: Naskh. Scribe unknown.


Origin: Place of origin unknown. Cannot have been made earlier than 1676/1677 CE; 1087 AH, when the text itself was completed.

Provenance and Acquisition

The collections of George Sale, d. 1736.

Acquired by Thomas Hunt in 1760.

The Radcliffe Library.

Acquired by the Bodleian Library in 1872.

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on: Beeston, A. F. L. (Alfred Felix Landon); Ethé, Hermann, 1844-1917.; Sachau, Eduard, 1845-1930; Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hindûstânî, and Pushtû manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, Oxford; at the Clarendon Press 1889-1953


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