Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 3 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A copy of the Qāmūs of al-Fīrūzābādī

Title: القاموس المحيط
Title: The Encircling Ocean
Colophon: هذا آخر النصف الاول من القاموس المحيط والقابوس الوسيط ... ويتلوه الخ
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 759 [3]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 472 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 262 × 160 mm.


Origin: 1034 AH (1624 CE)

Provenance and Acquisition

Formerly part of the collection of the Persian scholar Nathaniel Bland (1803-1865). Bland’s oriental manuscripts were sold through Bernard Quaritch in 1866 to Alexander Lindsay, 25th Earl of Crawford.

Purchased by Enriqueta Rylands in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford, for the John Rylands Library.

Record Sources

Catalogue record based on Alphonse Mingana, Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, Manchester (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1934).


The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.


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