MS. Hertford 30 (Hertford College Library, Hertford College, University of Oxford)
A copy of the Qurʼān.
One column throughout. Fols. 3b and 4a have seven lines of text each per page; otherwise fifteen lines per page; text box has been frame-ruled. 120 × 67 mm.
Script: Small Naskh in black ink. Chapter headings in white. Text is fully pointed. Recitation rules in red ink. Ten-verse markers are indicated by the word عشر in red ink, ḥizbs and half ḥizbs with نصفح and حزب in red, and each juzʾ with a different flowerburst and foliate design.
Folios 3b and 4a decorated in gold and other colours with floral and foliate designs in blue, red, and pink. Verse endings are marked with gold roundels. Text boxes are in gold with red outlines.
Eastern binding in red leather over boards stamped with floral and foliate lozenge and corner pieces.
Provenance and Acquisition
Fol. 308b contains a Latin (with a line in Greek) inscription written by J. W. Burgon, Dean of Chichester (d. 1888) and dated 3rd March 1869 when he donated this book to then Laudian Professor of Arabic at Oxford, Robert Gandell
Ex libris Colleg. Hertf. apud Oxon.
The Hertford College Manuscripts are on long-term deposit with the Bodleian Library.
Funding of Cataloguing
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation