RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoMS 1210
TitleAlcoran Mohammedis, Arabicè
FindingAidsCatalogue description based on H.J. Todd, 'A catalogue of the archiepiscopal manuscripts in the library at Lambeth Palace' (1812)
PhysicalDescriptionCodex chartaceus, in quarto.
CustodialHistoryIn initio Codicem commendant haec verba: 'This book is presented by the College of Fort William in Bengal, with permission of Richard, Marquis Wellesley, Governor General of India, to the most reverend Charles Manners-Sutton, Archbishop of Canterbury, for the Archiepiscopal Library at Lambeth Palace. This valuable copy of the Mohammedan Koran, beautifully ornamented with paintings and oriental enamel, was written by the pen of the Sultaun Allavuddeen Siljuky, about four hundred years ago. It has descended to these times in the line of Emperors; and was found in the Library of Tippo [Tipu] Sultan at Seringapatam, on the capture of that place by the British armies. By depositing the most valuable Koran of Asia in the ancient Library of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the College of Fort William would intimate, that the sway of the East, once usurped by the Arabian Impostor, has now reverted to a Christian power; and would express the hope, that, in return for this book of emblazoned delusions, the Church of England will exhibit to all nations the dutiful act so long expected, and send forth to the inhabitants of Asia the true Revelation of God.
C. BUCHANAN, Vice-Provost.
College of Fort William,
20. Nov. 1805.

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