This copy of the Qasida al-Burda was transcribed by 'Abd al-Rahman bin Yusuf known as Ibn al-Sa'igh, son of the goldsmith, in AH 798, three years before the single-volume Qur'an in muhaqqaq made for Muhammad bin Batut al-Salihi al-Dimashqi which is now in the National Library in Cairo (M. Lings and Y. Safadi, The Qur'an, London, 1976, cat.88, p.57). It is the largest surviving Qur'an from Mamluk times wich Ibn al-Sa'igh is said to have written "with one pen in 60 days" (Sheila S. Blair, Islamic Calligraphy, Edinburgh, 2006, p.323-25).
Ibn al-Sa'igh is the author of a treatise on calligraphy and copied other Qur'an manuscripts during the beginning of the 15th century. Two copies of the Qur'an, including one made for the library of an amir of Sultan Faraj bin Barquq, are dated AH 813 and AH 814 (Sheila Blair, op.cit., p.356 n.31)
He died in 1441-2 AD and the present manuscript is therefore one of his early works and important for our knowledge of the development of his style.