LUNA: Folger Bindings Image Collection
Manuscript inside boards (detail), V.b.315.
1682 Islamic binding.
Country / Style:
The scribe of this manuscript, Mustafā al-Saftī, was a mālikī scholar; Harbeson, John F. (John Frederick), 1888-1986, former owner.
Koran commentary, chapter 27 to the end [manuscript], 1093 A.H. [i.e. 1682 A.D.].
Created / Published:
295 x 194 x 38 mm
Brown goatskin, possibly camel leather.
Missing; the text-block is now loose leaves.
None, the boards are lined with a sepia colored paper.
Very difficult to discern. There seems to be a blind tooled variable width triple line border around all sections of the binding: covers, flap, and spine. In the center of the cover is a large blind tooled mandorla shaped center stamp with a trefoil-shaped stamp blind tooled above and below the center stamp.
The cardboard underneath the leather is a lamination of Arabic text pages.
Binding Terms (RBMS):
Goatskin bindings -- 17th century.,Leather bindings -- 17th century.,Manuscript waste -- 17th century.,Waste -- 17th century.