Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 43 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: A history of the Muhammadan dynasties and peoples from the birth of the Prophet down to the death, in A.H. 512, of the Caliph al-Mustazhir billah
Title: تاريخ ابن العميد
Title: History of Ibnul-'Amid
Incipit: الحمد الله المقدس بجميع اللغات الممجد في سمو عرشه من سائر المخلوقات ... وبعد فاني لما وقفت على تاريخ الامام العالم ابي جعفر محمد بن جرير الطبري
Explicit: وهذا اورد على حكم التاريخ لا على حكم الافتخار فان الكتاب يقول من افتخر فليختفر بالرب. تمت نسخة الكتاب
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 239 [43]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 131 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 218 × 150 mm.


Origin: circa 1790 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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