Burnished paper. Duodecimo. Original binding. Leather, dark red, with gold decoration.
Koran. According to the colophon 'al-Sayyid Husain, one of the pupils of Hamid, the Qur'an reciter, copied this Qur'an [for] the leader of their armies of blessedness, may God prolong his life, al-Haj Muhammad al-Rushdi', in 1257 A. H. (1841). Arabic. Provenance Iran. Two decorated pages at the beginning, headpieces, borders, etc., in gold. (Inf. Sheila Canby).
Presented by Gen. Sir James Handyside Marshall-Cornwall, KCB, CBE, DSO, MC, FSA, April 1969.