A Qurʾān of Mixed Media: Tabriz 1258 (1842-1843)

in Journal of Islamic Manuscripts
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Abstract

A lithographed Qurʾān copy published in Tabriz in 1258 AH, which was illuminated by hand, is placed within its technical and cultural context: the period of transition between handwritten and printed book in the Muslim world.

A Qurʾān of Mixed Media: Tabriz 1258 (1842-1843)

in Journal of Islamic Manuscripts

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    Prayer preceding the Qurʾānic text, Tabriz of 1258 (1842-1843). Printed text with illumination added by hand. MS Vancouver, UBC, without class-mark, ff. 1b-2a.
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    Double opening page in the lithographed Qurʾān from Tabriz of 1258 (1842-1843). Printed text of sūrat al-Fātiḥa and the beginning of sūrat al-Baqara, with illumination added by hand. MS Vancouver, UBC, without classmark, ff. 2b-3a.
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    Continuation of sūrat al-Baqara in the lithographed Qurʾān from Tabriz of 1258 (1842-1843). Printed text with illumination added by hand. Fāl cartouche on top of the verso page (at right). Qurʾānic book lore in the cartouche in the margin. MS Vancouver, UBC, without class-mark, ff. 3b-4a.
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    Last opening in the lithographed Qurʾān from Tabriz of 1258 (1842-1843). Printed text of sūrat al-Kāfirūn through sūrat al-Nās, and the colophon, with illumination added by hand. Fāl cartouche on top of the verso page (at right). MS Vancouver, UBC, without class-mark, end.

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