This text page from Walters manuscript W.562 has lines of vocalized Muhaqqaq script with an illuminated chapter heading for chapter 113 (Surat al-falaq). The chapter heading is written in New Abbasid (Broken Cursive) style in gold ink on a blue ground with red arabesques.
This opening page from Walters manuscript W.559 is inscribed with the first sura of the Qur'an, Surat al-fatiha. The Qur'anic text is written in black naskh and the Persian interlinear translation is in red.
Text and sūra title rubricated; gold roundels at end of each verse; pages bordered in red, black, and gold; pp. 5-8 illuminated in colors with gold; roundels in margins indicate divisions of text into 30 equal sections.
ḥayātī wa-baʻd wafātī fī yad awlādī al-dhukūr wa-baʻd al-inqirāḍ fī yad aqrabāʼī min al-dhukūr....
Date, copyist's name, name of source of copy, and conditions of inheritance of this item in colophon (beg. p. 612): ḥarrarahu ... al-sayyid Muḥammad Amīn al-Ṣafwatī ibn Aḥmad bi-ḥāfiẓ al-Qurʼān Nān Zādah ... qad waqaʻa al-farāgh fī al-yawm al-ʻasharah min Jumāzī al-ākhir li-sanat thalāth wa-sabʻīn wa-miʼatayn wa-alf [i.e. 5 February 1857] ... qad waqaftu hādhā al-muṣḥaf al-sharīf ibtighāʼan li-mirḍāt Allāh taʻālá bi-sharṭ an yūjad wa-yuḥfaẓ fī yadī mā dumtu fī
Illuminated ʻunwān on pp. [1-2]; chapter headings in gold; gold and polychrome roundels mark end of each verse; 30 subsections indicated in margins in gold script; text enclosed in borders of red, blue, black, and gold; edges gilded in pattern of green and gold gilt.
al-shaykh nādahu fī baladat Brūsā....
Date suggested by researcher, 14 May 1980: "Dated as late 16th or 17th century. Colophon evidently copied verbatim from earlier copy: date, place, scribe, everything. By: Muhammad Isa Waley, Dept. of Oriental Manuscripts and Printed Books, British Library." Date of original copy, copyist's name, and provenance in colophon: qad waqaʻa al-farāgh min taḥrīr hādhā al-kalām al-qadīr fī yawm al-thulāthā min shuhūr sanat ithnay wa-ʻishrūn wa-sabaʻmiʾah [i.e. 1322 or 3] ... ʻan yad Muṣṭafá Dahdah
Illuminated ʻunwān on pp. [1-2]; chapter headings illuminated in gold and colored inks; gold dots mark verse endings; text enclosed in borders of gold and black; illuminated foliate roundels in margins mark tenths (ʻushr), thirtieths (juzʼ), sixtieths (ḥizb) of text, and prostrations (sajdah); edges gilt.
Date and copyist's name in colophon: sawwadahu aḍʻaf al-ʻibād wa-aḥqaruhum Muṣṭafá ibn ʻAbd Allāh al-mushtahir bi-Ḥātimī al-mansūb li-marḥūm wa-maghfūr Ṣadrī Aʻẓam Naṣūḥ Pāshā ... wa-waqaʻa al-farāgh min taḥrīr hādhihi al-muṣḥaf al-karīm fī sanat ithnayn wa-thalāthīn wa-alf fī shahr Jumādhī al-ākhir [i.e. April 1623].
Pp. [722-32]: prayers in Arabic and instructions in Turkish for the reading of the Qurʼān.
Illuminated ʻunwān on pp. [1-2]; chapter headings illuminated in blue and gold; gold dots mark verse endings; text enclosed in gold and black bordres; tenths (ʻushr), thirtieths (juzʾ), and sixtieths (ḥizb) of text, and prostrations (sajdah), indicated in margins in gold ink; edges patterned in green and gold gilt; binding stamped in gold.
Date, copyist's name, and provenance in colophon: katabahu Ḥafiẓ Muḥammad ibn Qāsim al-mushtahir bi-al-Imām ... wa-waqaʻa al-farāgh min al-khidmah bi-tanmīqihi ... fī Dār al-Fatḥ Qusṭanṭīnīyah ... fī shahr Rabīʻ al-awwal min sanat sabaʻ wa-thalāthīn wa-alf min al-hijrah al-nabawīyah [i.e. November-December 1627]....
Illuminated ʻunwān on pp. [1-2]; chapter headings in gold rectangles; verse endings marked by gold dots; text enclosed within foliate borders, mainly in gold; thirtieths (juzʾ), quarters (rubʻ), thirds (thulth) and halves (nuṣf) of text indicated in margins by gold foliate roundels; gold lines separate lines of text.
Date of 17th cent. from cataloging of William Hoyt Worrell, 1925.
Illumination on pp. [1-2]; chapter headings illuminated; gold dots and foliate flourishes mark verse and chapter endings; text enclosed in wide gold borders; illuminated marginal rosettes mark thirtieths with (juzʼ) and quarters within each juzʼ with "ḥizb"; gilder's name at bottom of p. : dhahhabahu Bahāʼ al-Dīn bin Tawfīq; edges gilded with foliate patterns; green leather endpages painted with gold and silver sunburst designs; binding gold-stamped and painted in silver and gold foliate designs.
Date and copyist's name on p.  at opening of closing invocation: qad tasharrafa bi-kitābat hādhihi al-muṣḥaf al-sharīf ... Kathīr al-Masāwī al-Būrdūrī Nūrī Ḥāfiẓ ʻUthmān al-mushtahar bi-Qāyish Zādah ... li-sanat khams wa-thalāthamiʼah wa-alf.