Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 158 (T.7.17)
Title: Kitab-i Insha
Date of Creation: Not assigned
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Unknown Author, Kitab-i Insha.
Unknown Author's Treatise on Epistolary Style.
Remarks: A pencilled note by Mr. Gibb is inserted, loose, at the beginning: Inshį | A collection of epistolary formulę - | at the [end] are various arithmetical notations, | the multiplication table &c. | Turkish.
On the first fly-leaf (attached) in an XVIII. Cent. (?French) hand: [in Arabic characters] KITAB INSHA | Kitab insa | Liber sive Formulę epistolarum | eleganter scribendarum | Turcice | sunt in eo omnis generis tituli | e.g. Summi Veziri etc. | In fine sunt ziphrę tum vsi- | tatae sunt arcanae | et | abacus Pythagoricus.
[Formerly S.7.12; S.7.104]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 7 7/8 x 5, ff. 60, written in divani hand, in single cols. of 11 lines, each 5 x 2 3/4, rubrics.
Binding: Limp pasteboards, half-bound crimson morocco, marbled paper sides and flap
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Turkish
Material Type: Treatise
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 478.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247
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