The colophon is signed by Muhammad bin Ahmad bin Abi al-Ma'ali known as Basiri on the 15th Dhu al-Hijja AH 910 in Constantinople.
Basiri was a poet who wrote in both Persian and Turkish. Of Central Asian Turkish origin, he was born in 1466 AD probably in Khurasan. He found service at the courts of the sons of the Aqqoyunlu ruler Uzun Hasan, Muhammad and Ya'qub, for whom he wrote panegyrics. He is recorded as having visited Herat where he is said to have associated with 'Ali Shir Nava'i, Jami and their literary circles. He found further service at the court of another Aqqoyunlu ruler, Göde Ahmad Bey, for whom he acted as an emissary to the court of Bayazid II in Istanbul in 1496-7 AD. He married in Istanbul, and staying there, he entered the circles of leading statesmen such as Tacizade Cafer Çelebi and Defterdar Iskender Çelebi. He wrote a famous panegyric to Sultan Selim complaining of his downtrodden state and asking for assistance. Basiri died in Istanbul in 1534-35.
This was presumably the poet's own copy of the Diwan of Jami, whom he personally knew (for his biography see art. “Basiri” in TDV Islam Ansklopedisi, vol. 5, 1992, pp. 105-6).
Following the colophon are further poems by Jami as well as by Qasim al-Anwar, 'Unsuri, Shams-i Tabas and other poets.
The owners' inscriptions on folio 1 include those of Muhammad Hamid, formely the Qadi of Edirne, in AH 1171 and Hasan bin al-Shaykh Ibrahim, the Türbedar (keeper of the shrine) of Hizir Baba in Dobnice, dated 7 Jumada I AH 1272/15th January 1856 AD.