Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 35 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


The second volume of the historical work on Egypt by al-Maqrīzī

Title: المواعظ والإعتبار في ذكر الخطط والآثار
Title: Book of Admonition and Example in the Commemoration of Territorial Divisions and of Monuments
Incipit: ذكر حارات القاهرة وظواهرها ... وبالقاهرة وظواهرها عدة حارات
Explicit: ذكر الخبر عن الامام الزيدي القائم بصنعاء اليمن ... فاني احمد اليك الله الذي لا الله الا هو واعلمك بكذا ... ويوصي في كتبه بتقوى الله ويذكر فيها آيات من القرآن انتهى والحمد الله رب العالمين
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue No. Arabic MS 268 [35]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 381 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 260 × 175 mm.


Origin: circa 1550 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.


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