Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 23 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Collection of poems and aphorisms by al-Jilyānī

Title: ديوان التدبيج
Title: The Diwan of Ornate Presentation
Incipit: قال الشيخ ... الحمد الله مجلّي الحكم في افاق البيان وطالعه ... اما بعد فانه لما كانت الفطر الناطقة
Explicit: وقد اوضحت ذلك كله في الكتاب الذى انشأته وسميته بسرّ البلاغة ... تجده موضحا مبينا ان شاء الله تعالى
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 690 [23]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 117 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 305 × 210 mm.


Origin: 735 AH (1334 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 information compiled by Abdullah al-Rashidi from Alphonse Mingana, Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, Manchester University Press, 1934.


The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.


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