Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms22b(o) (University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections, University of St Andrews)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

1 copy of al-Qurʼān

Title: Quran
Title: قرآن

Covers upside down; top inscription in Persian: to obey the laws within the book, lower in Arabic - description of God (back cover) Front: desc of Qu'ran in Arabic - do not touch if not clean.

Incipit: (basmalla) الحمد الله رب العالمين
Explicit: من الجنة و الناس
Colophon: A Persian colophon gives the patron as the Nawab Ahmad 'Ali Khan Bahadur and the copyist as Mirza Muhammad Kazim. 10th Rabi' ul-avall 1266 A.H. on outside cover; Muhammad 'Ali Naghash noted as painter of cover. Created in Isfahan (distinctive style of foliate motif)
Language(s): Arabic

References

GAL I. 33-36

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 7.1 × 4.3 in.
Dimensions (written):
Foliation:

Collation

Layout

Hand(s)

Naskhi

Additions:
  • marginalia Marginal notes in
  • orthography
  • paper

Binding

History

Origin: 10th of Rabiol-Aval 1266 A.H 23 February 1850 A.D

Provenance and Acquisition

Isfahan

Record Sources

Record based on Handlist held in University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections, with additional enhancements by the Fihrist team

Availability

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