Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 1567* (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Treatise on the correct recitation of the Quran


1 copy of Qurʾān

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Substantial fragment of an unidentified treatise on the science of the correct recitation of the Qurʾān, by an unnamed author.

Defective at beginning, having lost at least ten folios.

Not dated at end. Datable to the early eighteenth century.

Large, bold naskh; rubrication for headings and quotations.

Persian foliation with additions in pencil.

Binding, red half leather IOL covers, partial stamp dated 3 June 19[…].

Boards from an earlier gilded and tooled leather binding mounted as doubleurs.

Folios stained, oxidised, wormholes, cropped, later repairs, gauze overlay.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Gauze overlay
Extent: 303 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 240 × 190 mm.



Origin: 1700 - 1750 CE ; India

Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876


Government of India


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