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[Hikmet-i tabiiye defteri,
mid 19th century].

[حكمت طبيعيه دفترى, اواسط القرن 19م].

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Related Names: امين افندى , مالك سابق., Emin Efendi fl. 1848, former owner.
Language(s): Turkish, Ottoman
Published: [1841-1848].
Subjects: Manuscripts, Turkish > Manuscripts, Turkish / Michigan > Manuscripts, Turkish / Michigan / Ann Arbor.
Physics > Physics / Study and teaching > Physics / Study and teaching / Turkey > Physics / Study and teaching / Turkey / 19th century.
School notebooks > School notebooks / Turkey > School notebooks / Turkey / 19th century.
Turkey > Turkey / History > Turkey / History / Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918 > Turkey / History / Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918 / Sources.
Note: Shelfmark: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, Special Collections Library, Isl. Ms. 831
Origin: Lacks dated colophon, though date 1257 [1841 or 2] appears in text (pp.16, 20, and 38) ; statement signed Emin Efendi and dated 1848 provides a terminus ante quem of 1848 ; paper, etc. certainly suggest 19th century.
Binding: Marbled paper cover (mainly in blue and brown, single sheet, limp binding without boards) ; sewn in heavy dark blue to black thread, eight stations ; overall in somewhat poor condition with some abrasion, staining, tears losses, etc.
Support: European laid paper (as well as a few bifolia in wove paper) ; mainly with 13-14 laid lines per cm. (horizontal) and chain lines spaced 24 mm. apart (vertical), beige, sturdy and well-burnished ; another type with 12-13 laid lines per cm. (horizontal), chain lines spaced 23-24 mm. apart (vertical), and watermark of arms / shield with crown above (see p.6, etc.).
Decoration: Headings, keywords, numerals and other symbols rubricated ; written area of many pages surrounded by rule-border ; many diagrams and tables, as well as two colored illustrations showing ships at sea (see p.9 and p.11).
Script: Ruqʻah ; fairly clear Turkish hand ; serifless with slight effect of inclination to the left and of words descending to baseline, highly ligatured, pointing in strokes rather than distinct dots, closed counters ; notes in several other hands.
Layout: Highly variable, as written area often contains diagrams, tables or lines of arithmetic along with problem statement.
Collation: XVIII (36) ; single gathering of 18 bifolia ; some leaves ruled but left blank ; catchwords present ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization.
Title supplied by cataloguer.
Ms. codex.
Inscription in pencil on 'title page' (p.1) supposedly describing contents "Turkish Astronomical Tables" ; numerous notes (often problems with solutions) and former owners' marks at opening and close of codex, many dated, including notes on p.63 dated Ramaḍān 1262 [September 1845], statement on p.68 signed "Emin Efendi" dated 1848, statements on p.69 dated 1847, 1848, 1849, 1266 [i.e. 1850], etc.
Physical Description: 36 leaves : paper ; 170 x 120 (125 x 76) mm.
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