Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.15.50 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


1 magnificent copy of the Qurʼān

The first two ʿunwāns contain the passage in which the miraculous character of the Qurʼān is described. At the end are some richly illuminated verses, containing directions for taking the Fal or Sortes Coranicae, of which an approximate translation, written by Dr. Adam Clarke, has been inserted in the volume.

Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue of Dr. Adam Clarke's Library, p. 121 (London, 1835)

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 326 ff.


Thick glazed paper.


Persian Naskh


Borders and headings in gold and other colours

Illuminated ʿunwāns


Stamped on the front of the cover: لا يمسه إلا المطهرون تنزيل من رب العالمين


Native binding


Origin: Undated

Provenance and Acquisition

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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