[al-Fātiḥah to al-Anʻām 165].

Uniform title
[North Africa, between 1850 and 1899?]
1 online resource (92 paginated leaves) : paper, illuminations


Former owner
Summary note
Copy of the Qurʼān from the first sūrah through sūrat al-Anʻām verse 165.
  • Binding: Red leather over pasteboard with flap (Type II); blind stamped central diamond with blind tooled border and frame; plain paper doublure cut into a zigzag pattern along the outside edges.
  • Decoration: Illuminated polychrome marginal medallions showing text divisions; sūrah titles in red and green; green and yellow points throughout the text; vocalizations in red, readings in blue.
  • Foliation: Modern pagination added in pencil, upper outer corners.
  • Layout: Written in 15 long lines.
  • Origin: The item is undated and unsigned, but was probably copied in North Africa in the late 19th century; machine made paper.
  • Script: Written in maghribī in dark brown ink; pointed and vocalized.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
Location of originals
  • Original Columbia, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
  • OPenn University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Language note
Formerly owned by the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning (library bookplate, inside front cover).
Source acquisition
Gift of Dr. Joseph Levitsky to the library of the Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning (note on library bookplate, inside front cover).
Cite as
CAJS Rar Ms 282.
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