The Quran in East and West: Manuscripts and Printed Books

Item Information

Quran, sura 1 and sura 2, section of the surat al-Kahf, colophon
Quran, sura 1 and sura 2, section of the surat al-Kahf, colophon
Quran, sura 1 and sura 2, section of the surat al-Kahf, colophon

Dublin Core

Title

Quran, sura 1 and sura 2, section of the surat al-Kahf, colophon

Subject

Islam

Description

Complete copy of the Quran.
In this eighteenth century Ottoman manuscript the text distribution of the beginning follows the model discussed above for the Quran with a Persian interlinear translation: sura 1 on the right page and the first verses of sura 2 on the left page.

Date

1761 to 1762 (1175 HIJRA)

Contributor

Ismāʻīl ibn Ibrāhīm

Language

ara

Identifier

CLIO id: 4488501

Additional Item Metadata

Spatial Coverage

Ottoman Empire

Provenance

according to note on a piece of paper, found by M. Krek in 1983 in the manuscript, presented to the Missionary Research Library (MRL) by Rev. W. S. Nelson, D.D., of Tripoli, Syria, on 27 May 1930

William Shedd Nelson and his wife were members of the American Presbyterian Mission

Citation

M. Krek, "Islamic Manuscripts in North American Libraries: Part 5 - Union Theological Seminary Library," MELA Notes, no. 36 (Fall 1985), p. 4 s.v. 1

MODS

Key Date

1761 1762

Type of Date

exact

Place of Origin

Ottoman Empire

Form/Genre

manuscripts

Repository Name

nnc-ut

Shelf Location

Burke Arabic MS 4

Notes

the scribe names himself in the dated colophon that follows the concluding prayer
no marginal notes
neither seal impressions nor ownership notes
the cut-off date 1830-1831 (1246 HIJRA) for the binding is provided by a note on the flyfleaves at the end

Physical Description for item from which digital images are taken:
2 endpapers
6 flyleaves: 3 at the beginning and 3 at the end
neither foliation nor pagination
the Quran is written on laid paper with visible regular chainlines, but the flyleaves are machine-made wove paper
19 x 13 cm
rubrication
illumination
green cloth binding with envelope flap

Language of Cataloging

eng

Digital Origin

rd

Collection

Arabic manuscripts collection

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

book

Physical Dimensions

19.25 x 14 x 4.5 cm

Citation

“Quran, sura 1 and sura 2, section of the surat al-Kahf, colophon,” Columbia University Libraries Online Exhibitions, accessed May 19, 2024, https://exhibitions.library.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/quran/item/6096.

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