Collection ID: 0001 | Metadata type: TEI
LJS 40 Collection of prayers and charms
TitleCollection of prayers and charms
Other related names
- Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872 (former owner)
Call numberLJS 40
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5816659
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Collection of prayers, including several based on the Āyat al-Kursī (Verse of the Throne) for protection from evil and others ascribed to Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Zayn al-Dīn al-Aḥsāʼī, John the Baptist as he appears in the Koran as Yaḥyá, and other religious figures. At the beginning of the manuscript is an invocation against destruction by bookworms (f. 1r); at the end of the manuscript are a love charm and charm for protection from evil.
Extent150 leaves : 173 x 116 (120 x 70) mm. bound to 173 x 124 mm
CollationPaper, 150; 1-15¹⁰. Catchwords on each page, lower left verso.
BindingContemporary (18th-century) morocco with flap on lower cover, blind-tooled, possibly re-used.
LayoutWritten in 11 long lines; text block framed in ink.
Simple gilt headpieces, some with titles entered in red and others empty; red fillet border on each page; punctuation in red.
ScriptWritten in naskh script.
- Sold by bookseller Thomas Thorpe to Sir Thomas Phillipps, ms. 2370 (spine label, stamp on f. 1r).
- Sold at auction at Sotheby's in a sale of Phillipps manuscripts, 25 Nov. 1968, lot 242.
- Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.
- Islam--Prayers and devotions--Early works to 1800
- Islamic magic--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, Arabic--18th century
- Manuscripts, Digital
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