Arabic MS 52 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)
A copy of the Qurʼān in an extraordinarily slanting type of letters with very thick horizontal strokes
Provenance and Acquisition
Formerly part of the collection of the Persian scholar Nathaniel Bland (1803-1865). Bland’s oriental manuscripts were sold through Bernard Quaritch in 1866 to Alexander Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford.
Purchased by Enriqueta Rylands in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford, for the John Rylands Library.
The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.