Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.8.7 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 copy of the Qurʼān, undated.

The headings of the sūrahs are in red, and upon the cover is stamped the sentence: لا يمسه إلا المطهرين تنزيل من رب العالمين ('No one shall touch it save the pure; it is a revelation from the Lord of the Universe'.

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 243 ff.


In a good state of preservation.



Written in plain Naskh characters - transcribed by an Indian or Persian hand, and fully pointed throughout.


Native binding


Origin: Undated

Provenance and Acquisition

Presented to the Library in 1682 by Richard Duke, a Fellow of the college.

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on "E. G. Browne: A supplementary hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1922", and "E.H. Palmer A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, London 1870".


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Funding of Cataloguing

Trinity College Cambridge



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