Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Sale 33 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts

Sale Collection


Summary of Contents: One copy of Caʻfer Çelebi, Tâcî-zâde, 1452-1515's Hevesnāme and a chronogram for the building of the mansion of Sinân Paşa, Koca, ca. 1520-1596.

Language(s): Ottoman Turkish

1. folios 1b-121b
Title: Hevesnāme
Title: هوسنامه
Title: Muḥabbetnāme
Title: محبت‌نامه
Incipit: سپاس و شکر اول یزدان پاکه
که اولدر جان ویرن بو مشت خاکه
Language(s): Ottoman Turkish


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 121 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 24.13 × 15.6 cm.


Two contiguous columns of 17 lines per page throughout.


(Hand 1, folios 1b-121b) Script: Splendid nesta‘līḳ in black ink. Scribe unknown.

(Hand 2, folio 121b) Script: Splendid nesta‘līḳ in black ink. Scribe unknown.


Origin: Place of origin unknown. Given the date on the chronogram, penned no earlier than 999 AH; 1591 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.

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