Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 1504 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


1 copy of al-Qurʼān

Note on fol. 310a reads "William Canning the gift of Claudius James Rich Esq., Jan.20. 1812 Bagdad

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 309 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 17 × 10.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 12 × 6.5 cm.



Neat vocalised naskhi hand. Illuminated frontispieces and borders, surah headings in red.


Provenance and Acquisition

Presented to the Library by Dr. Barnett

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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Funding of Cataloguing



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