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Islamic Bookbinding

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Chelsea Connelly

on 30 March 2014

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Transcript of Islamic Bookbinding

What Makes a Binding Islamic?
Chelsea Connelly
Islamic Bookbinding
Francois Deroche's Three Types:
Type I: Box Bindings (8th-12th c)
Type II: Classical
Type III: Without Flap
Lacking supports
Leather Work
Hadith collection of manuscripts belonging to a BedouinSheikh, late 17th/early 18th c
Al-Miman wal-Akhlaq , 1615
al-Kashf ʻan Āsrār al-Ḥarf, 1606
Qur’an, 1795
Doublure, Iran, Late 15th or Early 16th c
Doublure and Flap, Outer Cover
Majm’ā-i Ash’ār, Yazd, 1407
Qur'an, Cairo, 14th c

Kitab al-Tadkira bi ʻahwal al-mauta waʻahwal al-akirat, 1292

Inside of upper cover
Diwan of Amir Khusrae Dihlavi, for Ibrahim Sultan, Shiraz, 1430
Gold Tooled Qur’an, Morocco, 1256

The Orchard, Iran, 16th c
Jahan-ghusi i Nadiri, Iran, after 1730
Back outer cover, Hasht Bihisht of Amir Khusraw Dihlavi, Herat, 1496
Yawaqit al-'Ulum, early 19th c
Upper Board, Bahram Gur hunting and Fitnah carrying a cow on her shoulders
Quintet, Iran, 18th c
Outer Cover, Divan of Hafiz, before 1533
Bookbinder, Kashimiri manuscript, India, 1850-60
Masnavi, Iran, 1557-8
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