Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 16 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


The twentieth volume of the history of animals and plants by Ibn Faḍl Allāh al-ʻUmarī

Title: مسالك الابصار في ممالك الامصار
Title: Eye-Tracks in the Dominions of Great Cities
Incipit: دواذا انتهينا في الحيوان الناطق في الجانبين الى هذا الحد وقفذ بنا فيض بحره في هذا المج
Explicit: لبخ ... اذا وضع على الاعضاء التي يتفجر منها الدم نفعه وثمرته لها قبض بين يمنع الاسهال واما ما في باطن نوي هشر اللبخ فزعم اهل مصر انه ان اكل احدث صمما
Colophon: انتقاه داعيا لمعيره احمج بن علي المقريزي سنة ٨٣١
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 344 [16]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 191 folios


Origin: circa 1420 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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