Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.15.50 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

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

References

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

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 326 ff.

Condition

Thick glazed paper.

Hand(s)

Persian Naskh

Decoration

Borders and headings in gold and other colours

Illuminated ʿunwāns

Additions:

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

Binding

Native binding

History

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".

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures contact Cambridge University Library Admissions). Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript

Bibliography

Funding of Cataloguing

Trinity College Cambridge


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