Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 12 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


The Diwan of Abu Tammam

Title: ديوان ابي تمّام
Title: The Diwan of Abu Tammam
Explicit: نظر فيه العبد الفقير مصطفى بن محمد الشهير قصاب باشى ... وذلك في غرة جماد اول سنة ١٢٣٣
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 444 [12]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 162 folios


Origin: circa 1760 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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