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Turkish Arabic manuscript, 267 leaves with 27 lines to each page written in Diwali black script, catchwords and titles in red ink.
The book is about the Ottoman sultans, mentioning everything related to them from birth to death with the Ottoman laws and other issues.
In black morocco binding.
15 by 40 cm.
Lütfi Pasha (1488 –1564) was an Ottoman Albanian statesman, general, and Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire under Suleiman the Magnificent from 1539 to 1541. His first appointment to service outside the palace was as sanjakbey of Kastamuni, and he subsequently became beylerbey of Karaman. Lütfi Pasha himself gave these details of his life in the introduction to his Asafname. However, he does not give the dates of his appointments and omits all details of his life before entering the Palace. He may also have served as sanjakbey first of Aydin and then of Yanya (Ioannina), since Feridun Bey mentions a Lütfi Bey who served at the siege of Rhodes in 1522 as sanjakbey of Aydin and a Lütfi Bey who served at the siege of Vienna in 1529 as sanjakbey of Yanya. These references may well be to Lütfi Pasha, the future Grand Vizier, since the latter himself stated to have participated in both these campaigns.