Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 4 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A copy of Maqamāt al-Ḥarīrī, complete but no risālahs

Title: مقامات الحریری
Title: The Makamat (= Ornate Tales) of Hariri
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 685 [4]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 154 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 213 × 128 mm.


Origin: circa 1820 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).


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