Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 327 (U.7.21)
Title: Turkish Vocabulary of Arabic and Persian Official Terms, etc
Date of Creation: Not assigned
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Unknown Author, Turkish Vocabulary of Arabic and Persian Official Terms, etc.
Unknown Author's Turkish Vocabulary of Arabic and Persian Official Terms, etc., entitled [Turkish characters]
Remarks: A pencilled note by Mr. Gibb is inserted (loose) at the beginning: A Vocabulary explaining in Turkish certain Arabic | & Persian words that occur in official documents. It is entitled [as above].
The vocabulary is followed by a table showing | the numerals according to the notation | called Siyq. | No author, name, or date. | E.J.W. Gibb.
On a scrap of paper attached to the first fly-leaf, in an XVIII. Cent. hand: Un petit liure de declaration | de li parole piu dificille | che se trouano nelle letor que | se scriuono ali Principe . en arabe.
On the opposite page in a later hand: Dichiaratione delle parole piu difficili, che si trouano | nelle lettere che si scriuono principi.
[Formerly Q.6.1; Q.6.88].
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 7 7/8 x 5, ff. 22, written in alternate lines of black and red, in single cols. of 12 lines, each 5 3/4 x 2 1/8, some leaves are tinted pink, others yellow.
Binding: Pasteboards, quarter bound crimson morocco, marbled paper sides
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Turkish
Material Type: Document
Archival History: Provenance: Possibly sold as Lot 3555 in the sale of Joseph Letherland's library, 1765 (where it is described as "Lexicon Arabico Pesico-Indicum"). Not noted as having been purchased by William Hunter in the annotated British Library copy of the Letherland sale catalogue - shelfmark S.C.S. 6 (2).
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), pp 499-500.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

annotator: Elias John Wilkinson Gibb 1857-1901
Translator of Ottoman Turkish poetry.
provenance: Joseph Letherland 1699-1764
Physician.
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