Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis O 5 al-Qurʼān. / [القرآن]
Titleal-Qurʼān. / [القرآن]
- Free Library of Philadelphia. Rare Book Department. John Frederick Lewis Collection of Oriental Manuscripts
Other related names
- Khātūn bint Ḥabīb, former donor خاتون بنت حبيب.
- Juwaynī, Muṣ̣ṭafá Ibn ʻAlī Muʼmin, former owner جويني، مصطفى ابن علي مؤمن.
- Lewis, John Frederick, 1860-1932, former owner
- Bement, Clarence S. 1843-1923, former owner
- Lewis, Anne Baker, 1868-1937, donor
- Bernard Quaritch (Firm), vendor
Call numberLewis O 5
(Philadelphia, Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- between 1700 and 1799?
South Asia ;
Complete copy of the Qurʼān.
- Ms. codex.
Extent469 leaves : 274 x 160 (191 x 113) mm, bound to 280 x 184 mm
FoliationModern foliation in pencil added, upper left recto.
BindingRebound in red leather by St. Austin and Sons of Hertford with illustrated lacquered wooden boards. Spine is stamped KURʼĀN. Outside covers contain mandorla in black with two pendants along the vertical axis and cornerpieces; floriated designs in orange, red, yellow, black, and gold. Inside covers depict bouquet in green, red, yellow, and orange on black background with cornerpieces painted in red.
Polychrome using black, pink, purple, blue, green, white, and gold inks. Dual page illumination on first opening (f. 1v-2r). Text in cloudbands throughout. Textblock rule-bordered in gold and black; roundels and medallions in the margins indicate sections. Page framed by gilt floral decorated borders on every page; some openings have floral decoration in gold between the frame and the textblock (f. 2v-3r; 81v-82r, for example); gold roundels at end of each verse. Gilded edges.
- Gift of Anne Baker Lewis in 1933.
- Formerly given by Khātūn bint Ḥabīb (stamp on f. 468v).
- Formerly owned by Muṣ̣ṭafá Ibn ʻAlī Muʼmin Juwaynī, A.H. 1281 (1864) (stamp on f. 468v).
- Formerly owned by Clarence S. Bement (bookplate on flyleaf 2v at back of book).
- Sold by Bernard Quaritch in 1902 (note in pencil on top right of flyleaf 2r at back of book).
- Formerly owned by John Frederick Lewis (bookplate on flyleaf 1v at back of book).
- Rebound by St. Austin and Sons of Hertford (stamped on binding).
- Manuscripts, Arabic--18th century
- Manuscripts, Oriental--18th century
- Manuscripts, Arabic
- Manuscripts, Oriental
- Codices (bound manuscipts)
- Illuminations (painting)
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Table of contents
- fol. 1v — [al-Qur'an]
Inside front cover
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Decoration: Dual page illumination
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Decoration: Dual page illumination
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Decoration: Example of floriate borders in gold
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Decoration: Example of roundel with letter 'ayn.
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Decoration: Example of marginal medallion
Inside back cover
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