Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 760 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: The first of fourteen large volumes of an illuminated Qu'ran with interlinear literal translations in Persian and Chagatai Turkish. The set would originally have comprised 30 volumes. This volume contains parts of Juz' 4.
Title: القران
Title: Juz' 4
Language(s): Arabic, with interlinear translations in Persian and Chagatai Turkish

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: White and cream glazed paper.
Extent: 29 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 365 × 300 mm.


1 column with three lines of Arabic script, the Persian and Turkish translations below.


The Arabic text is in large Naskh characters fully vowelled, perhaps of the fifteenth century. The Persian and Turkish translations are both written in smaller characters in the same hand.


Divisions are marked with illuminated pages and ornaments.


Origin: 15th century? CE, possibly produced in ; Turkey?.

Provenance and Acquisition

Formerly in the collection of Alexander Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford (1812–1880).

Purchased by Enriqueta Rylands (1843–1908) in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford (1847–1913).

Bequeathed by Enriqueta Rylands (1843–1908) in 1908 to the John Rylands Library.

Record Sources

Catalogue information compiled by Elizabeth Gow from Alphonse Mingana, Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, Manchester University Press, 1934.


The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.



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