Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ECOM 1 (Eton College Library, Eton College)

Eton Windsor


Summary of Contents: Surah IX v.25 to Surah XVI v.51 of the Koran, lacking the first five words of verse 25 and the whole of Surah XV.
Part of an Il-Khanid or Mamluk illuminated manuscript of the Koran, written in a fine rayhani script on buff paper, with commentary in the margins, surah headings in fine eastern kufic in gold, with illuminated devices in margins.
Title: Surah IX v.25 to Surah XVI v.51 of the Koran.
Incipit: حنين اذ اعجبتكم كثرتكم فلم تغن
Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 120 ff.



Fine rayhani hand


Origin: Undated.

Provenance and Acquisition

This manuscript is part of a small collection of Islamic manuscripts held at Eton College Library, which are not part of the separate ‘Pote Collection’. (The Pote Collection was given in 1788 by Edward Ephraim Pote to Eton College and King’s College, Cambridge and is now held on loan at the Cambridge University Library).

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on M.S.Q. Fraser, Islamic manuscripts in the Eton College Library, 1996.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Eton College



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