Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 41 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A short history of the principal Muhammadan rulers

Title: مورد اللطافة في من ولي السلطنة والخلافة
Title: The Passage of Elegance in an Account of those who rules the Sultanate and the Khaliphate
Incipit: الحمد الله الذي جعل الدول مويدة بالخلفاء الراشدين ... اما بعد فقد الفت هذا التاريخ المختصر المفيد واقتصرت فيه على ذكر الخلفاء والسلاطين
Explicit: فوجد عليه للتجار خمسة عشر الف دينار دينا فقضاها عنه العزيز ويقال انه كفن وحنط بما مبلغه عشرة الاف دينار والله اعلم. تم الكتاب
Colophon: وكان الفراغ من كتابة هذه النسخة المباركة نهار اربعة وعشرين من شهر صفر سنة الف وماية وتسعة عشر
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 249 [41]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 141 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 197 × 150 mm.


Origin: 1119 AH (1707 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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