Collecting the Qur'an: A Webinar

by Sarah Bennett

Want to know more about the history of the early printed Qur'an in the Muslim world?

Nick McBurney will be talking about this surprisingly under-explored subject next week, with Roxana Kashani (Bloomsbury Auctions) discussing the manuscript Qur'an, and Alex Day (Bernard Quaritch) on the Qur'an in the West.

You can join them for this virtual talk, including a Q&A, on Tuesday, 9th of June, at 6pm (BST).

If you would like to attend, please email Sara Trevisan ( to register your interest and receive details for the webinar that will be hosted on Zoom.

This is the final seminar-turned-webinar in the series on book collecting arranged by the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association Educational Trust & the Institute of English Studies.

Nick McBurney is an antiquarian bookseller with a focus on early printing and manuscripts of the Islamic world. His experience ranges from individual objects to collections containing thousands of items. He has placed material with significant private and institutional collections. He sold Eton College the oldest object now in their College Library, a single vellum leaf from a 9th-century Qur’an manuscript written in Kufic script.

Take a look at the latest Catalogue (List 1) from N. G. McBurney Early Printing and Manuscripts of the Modern World

Nick McBurney is also a valued contributor to The Book Collector, and you can read his latest article on Indian Export Art in our latest Summer 2020 issue. 

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