أنوار التنزيل وأسرار التأويل.

Anwār al-tanzīl wa-asrār al-taʼwīl.

Author
Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[between 1350 and 1450?]
Description
1 online resource (i, 369, ii leaves) : paper

Details

Subject(s)
Donor
Former owner
Summary note
Copy of al-Bayḍāwī's commentary on the Qurʼān with a partial table of contents added at the beginning.
Notes
  • Binding: Bound in brown leather over pasteboard with gold-tooled central mandorla, two pendants on the vertical axis and cornerpieces; inside covers of brown leather with a filigree patterned central mandorla in black and gold over green textile; gold-tooled corners and frame.
  • Decoration: Illuminated frontispiece and title page in three registers with the main space colored blue with corner pieces in gold and colors and a central shamsah containing the subtitle and author's name in gold; the title appears in gold and white in a rectangle above with a third register above that with decoration in polychrome and gold (f. 1r); polychrome and gold headpiece and circular vignette (f. 1v); verses of the Qurʼān and sūrah titles in red.
  • Foliation: Foliated in Hindu-Arabic numerals in ink with some misnumbering (1-79, 81-83, 85-369) upper left recto; catchwords every verso, lower left.
  • Layout: Written in 33 long lines; frame ruled with a misṭarah. Some marginal headers; many marginal notes.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Origin: Item is undated, possibly 14th or early 15th century based on the style of decoration and the paper.
  • Script: Written in naskh in black ink with titles in thuluth in red ink; pointed.
  • Title from title page (f. 1r).
Location of originals
  • Original Columbia, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
  • OPenn University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Language note
Arabic.
Provenance
Formerly owned by John Frederick Lewis.
References
Simsar, Muhammed Ahmed. Oriental manuscripts of the John Frederick Lewis Collection, 22
OCLC
1243893026
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