[Devotional book].

Manuscript, Book
  • Arabic
  • Ottoman Turkish (1500-1928)
[Turkey?], 1777.
1 online resource (i, 76, i leaves) : paper, illuminations


Former owner
Summary note
Devotional book containing selections from the Qurʼān, other short prayers and illuminated panels and calligraphic drawings. Several pages of prayers in a different hand at the end with the last page inverted (f. 71v-76v). Some titles in Ottoman Turkish.
  • A waqf statement indicates that Muḥammad al-Ghazlāwī donated this book in 1258 A.H. (1842 or 1843) (f. 1r)
  • Binding: Bound in red leather over pasteboard (Type III); gilt stamped paper onlay central mandorla and two pendants on the vertical axis with gold tooled frame on front cover; back cover has blind-stamped central mandorla.
  • Decoration: Illuminated polychrome and gold headpiece on first page (f. 1v); textblock is border-ruled in gold and red; gold roundels mark verse endings; gold bars divide sections of the Qurʼān; rubrications in red, including readings and titles; 5 full-page illuminated panels with descriptions of the Prophet and Ḥadīth (f. 58r-60r)
  • Foliation: Modern foliation added in pencil, upper left recto; catchwords each verso, lower left.
  • Layout: Written in 11 long lines; border-ruled.
  • Manuscript codex.
  • Origin: Copy completed on 7 Ramadan 1191 A.H. (October 1777) by Muṣṭafá, a student of ʻAbd Allāh (f. 70v)
  • Script: Written in naskh in black ink; pointed, vocalized.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
Location of originals
  • Original Columbia, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
  • OPenn University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Language note
Arabic with some titles in Ottoman Turkish.
Formerly owned by Muḥammad al-Ghazlāwī (waqf note f. 1r).
Source acquisition
Presumed to be a gift of Doreen Canaday Spitzer.
Cite as
Bryn Mawr College Libraries BV 48
Other title(s)
Qurʼan. Selections
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