Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 479 (V.7.6)
Title: Koran
Date of Creation: Not assigned
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Al Kuran (The Koran). Part I.
The Koran. Part I.
Remarks: This is the only vellum MS. in the Hunterian collection of Oriental MSS.
It is undated.
The heraldic book-plate of Joseph Ames has been removed from the fourth fly-leaf. For Joseph Ames, see T.1.9, T.8.22 and V.2.5.
On the last fly-leaf, attached, is written in pencil in an XVIII.-XIX. Cent. hand: The Koran | From the first to the tenth Book | Note. For every page you would get | in Persia ten guineas.
[Formerly S.8.22; S.8.138]
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 7 3/8 x 7 1/8, ff. 76, exquisitely written in Maghribi in single cols. of 10 lines, each 5 x 4 3/4, the first page floreated, the writing throughout being illuminated, the headings in gilt Kufic characters, divisions, the vowels and diacritical points are gilt and coloured, - humza an orange dot, teshdid and sukun blue, wasl green, and the vowel points purple.
Binding: Millboards, covered calf, gilt-tooled edges and sides, IOSEPH AMES stamped in the centre of each board
Access: Temporarily unavailable for consultation: at exhibition until July 2019.
Language: Arabic
Material Type: Koran
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasion: 'Manuscripts from Two Millennia', Glasgow University Library, 20 May 1996.
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 511.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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exhibition: Manuscripts from Two Millennia 1996
Exhibition mounted to coincide with the visit of the Manuscript Society, Glasgow University Library, 20 May 1996.
provenance: Joseph Ames 1689-1759
Bibliographer and antiquary.
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