Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 36 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A work containing biographies of rulers and philosophers by al-Shahrazūrī

Title: نزهة الارواح وروضة الافراح
Title: Delight of Spirits and Garden of Pleasures
Incipit: الحمد الله القديم الازلي الدائم السرمدى اما بعد فان تواريخ الحكماء الاقدمين والفلاسفة المتالهين من اليونانيين والمصريين الخ
Explicit: ولا ارضاه كالرضى
Colophon: انتهى ... سنة ١٢٢٢ حسب الحكم جناب معلى القاب بسلير وليم فريزر اليكساندر صاحب بهادر دام اقباله تاريخ الحكماء از دست فقير حقير محمد تقي ... تحرير اين نسخة در زمان سلطنت ابو النصر معين الدين محمد اكبر شاه بادشاه غازى سنه احد جلوس والا
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue No. Arabic MS 300 [36]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 144 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 290 × 180 mm.


Origin: 1222 AH (1807 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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