Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 17 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A history of Maccah and the Ka'bah by Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Nahrawālī

Title: الاعلام باعلام بيت الله الحرام
Title: Information About the Things of God's Holy House
Colophon: وقد كان الفراغ من كتابة هذا التاريخ المبارك المكي يوم الاربعا ثاني عشرين الحجة الحرام اختتام سنة تسعة عشر بعد الالف
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 255 [17]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 151 folios


Origin: 1019 AH (1610 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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