Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 15 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


The first part of the medical encyclopedia by Dāʼūd ibn ʻUmar al-Anṭākī

Title: تذكرة اولي الالباب والجامع للعجب العجاب
Title: Memorial for Wise Men and Gatherer of Wondurful Things
Incipit: سبحانك يا مبدع مواد الكائنات بلا مثال سبق ... وبعد فتاضل افراد النوع الانساني ... وسميته بتذكرة اولي الالباب والجامع للعجب العجاب
Explicit: ينبوت ... او نبات مغربي اصفر يلصق بالجراحات والله اعلم. ثم الجزء الاول في المفردات ويليه الجزء الثاني في المركبات وفي تفصيل احوال الامراض
Colophon: تحريرا في ١٣ الحجة سنة ١٢٤٠
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 333 [15]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 337 folios


Origin: 1240 AH (1824 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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