Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 14 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Part of the celebrated anthology of Ibn ʻAbd Rabbih

Title: al-ʻIqd
Title: العقد
Title: The Necklace
Explicit: وكان الفراغ من رقمه يوم الاثنين المبارك عاشر شهر جمادى الاول من شهور سنة الف ومائة وسبع وستين
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 666 [14]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 295 folios


Origin: 1167 AH (1753 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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