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Ottoman-Turkish Manuscripts in the Islamic and other Libraries of McGill University

Front Cover of Fontanus Vol 10 (1998)
Adam Gacek
Fontanus
Jan 1998

 “Ottoman-Turkish Manuscripts in the Islamic and other Libraries of McGill University.” Fontanus 10 (1998), pp. 41-64.  (with Adam Gacek)

The present paper consists of descriptions of 48 individual Ottoman-Turkish texts as found in 35 volumes preserved in the Islamic Studies Library, the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections and the Osler Library of the History of Medicine. Although small in size, the collections of Ottoman-Turkish manuscripts at McGill are interesting not only from the point of view of scope (some 15 broad subjects) but also because they provide us with a wealth of paleographical and codicological data, which printed catalogues do not always record.