Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 19 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A volume treating of the history of Yaman from the time of the Prophet down to 802/1399

Title: فاكهة الزمن ومفاكهة الآداب والفنن في اخبار من ملك اليمن
Title: Sweets of Time and Pleasance of Literature and Art in the Life of those who reigned in Yaman
Incipit: قال رسول الله صلعم عليكم باليمن
Explicit: فطلبوا الذمة الشاملة وبذلوا الدخول تحت الطاعة والانقياد لامرنا فاجبناهم الى ذلك وتوسط الفقهاء والمشائخ الصوفية وارباب الزوايا في امره وتوثقوا له ولمن معه
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 253 [19]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 283 folios


Origin: 17th century 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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