The Quran in East and West: Manuscripts and Printed Books

Item Information

Quran, cover, inside front cover note, 310, 311 and verso, 312 verso
Quran, cover, inside front cover note, 310, 311 and verso, 312 verso
Quran, cover, inside front cover note, 310, 311 and verso, 312 verso
Quran, cover, inside front cover note, 310, 311 and verso, 312 verso
Quran, cover, inside front cover note, 310, 311 and verso, 312 verso
Quran, cover, inside front cover note, 310, 311 and verso, 312 verso
Quran, cover, inside front cover note, 310, 311 and verso, 312 verso
Quran, cover, inside front cover note, 310, 311 and verso, 312 verso

Dublin Core

Title

Quran, cover, inside front cover note, 310, 311 and verso, 312 verso

Subject

Islam

Description

complete copy of the Quran

Date

undated (between 1600-1800)

Language

ara

Identifier

CLIO id: 4488501

Additional Item Metadata

Spatial Coverage

Arab provinces of the Ottoman Empire

Provenance

Purchased in May 1883 from the nephew of the American missionary Tillman C. Howbridge for the library of Union Theological Seminary

Citation

M. Krek, "Islamic Manuscripts in North American Libraries: Part 5 - Union Theological Seminary Library," MELA Notes, no. 36 (Fall 1985), p. 5 s.v. 4

MODS

Key Date

1600 1800

Type of Date

inferred

Place of Origin

Anatolia or Syria

Form/Genre

manuscripts

Repository Name

Burke Library, Columbia University

Shelf Location

Burke Arabic MS 3

Notes

no colophon
marginal notes in Arabic
a single marginal note in Latin on fol. 28b
no seal impression or ownership note
a page pasted into the cover has two English ownership notes from the second half of the 19th century

Physical Description of Qu'ran from which digital images were taken:
stump of a removed endpaper is visible only at the end of the textblock
335 fols. with pencilled foliation in western numerals
18 fols. are later replacements: fols. 1-10, 242, 310, 323, and 331-335
manuscript is too tightly bound to determine the gatherings
the original manuscript is written on thick laid paper with visible regular chainlines
the replacement leaves look very similar, but they are much thinner
25 x 16.5-18 cm, because the replacement leaves vary in width
functional rubrication that is missing on the replacement leaves
blind-tooled leather binding with flap

reference:
for rubricated sura headings and the absence of text frames as features that point toward Syria, cf. a 17th century Quran in the Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art in: Manijeh Bayani et al., The Decorated Word: Qurʾans of the 17th to 19th Centuries, London 1999, pp. 57-59 s.v. 14

Language of Cataloging

eng

Digital Origin

rd

Collection

Arabic manuscripts collection

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

book with envelope binding

Physical Dimensions

27 x 18 x 5.5 cm (textblock)
27 x 18 cm (board) and 27 x 56 cm (complete binding)

Citation

“Quran, cover, inside front cover note, 310, 311 and verso, 312 verso,” Columbia University Libraries Online Exhibitions, accessed May 29, 2024, https://exhibitions.library.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/quran/item/6095.

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