Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Sale 46 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts

Sale Collection


Summary of Contents: One copy of علي چلبی بن صالح ʿAlī Çelebi bin Ṣāliḥ's همایون‌نامه Hümāyūnnāme, a retelling of the story of کلیله و دمنه Kalīlah wa Dimnah based loosely on the Persian paraphrase known as انوار سهیلی Anvār-i Suhaylī by حسین واعظ کاشفی Ḥusayn Vā‘iẓ Kāshifī.

Language(s): Ottoman Turkish

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 249 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 27 × 16.5 mm.


Single column of 25 lines per page.


Illuminated frontispiece.


Origin: Exact place of origin unknown, but perhaps Bursa, given the nisba of the scribe ; 27 Ramaẓān 971 AH; 9 May 1564 CE.

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


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