Arabic MS 31 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)
Volume two of the commentary on the Diwan of al-Mutanabbi (for volume one see Arabic MS 30)
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.
The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.