Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 12217 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


1 copy or fragment of al-Qurʼān

Fragment. Surahs 2(88) - 6(89) Lacunae after f.34 and 82. Recto and verso of f.8 reversed. f.4, 17, 27 should be between f.1-2, 15-16, 25-26 respectively. Described in a handwritten note by Sir William Jones entitled "Minute on Mr. Malet's letter" which is bound into the volume

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 88 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 19.5 × 13.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 15



"Written in a peculiar script"


Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of Marsden

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on Adam Gacek : Catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1981".


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