Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 44 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


An abridgment of the travels of Ibn Batuta

Title: رحلة ابن بطوطة
Title: Travels of Ibn Batuta
Incipit: الحمد الله رب العالمين ... وبعد فيقول فقير عفو ربه الغني محمد ابن فتح الله محمود البيلوني هذا ما انتقيته مما لخصه الامام الكاتب محمد بن جزي الكلبي من رحلة الفقيه ابن عبد الله ... المعروف بابن بطوطه
Explicit: وسافرت منها الى مدينة فاس حضرة امير المومنين فمثلت بحضرته وقبلت يديه والقيت عصى التسيار واقمت بتلك الديار والحمد الخ
Colophon: تمت ... عل يد افقر العباد ... ابراهيم عبد المنعم البنان خادم الشريعة المبرورة بمحلة المنصورة ... تحريرا في غاية شهر ربيع الثانى من شهور سنة مايتين والف
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 319 [44]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 46 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 217 × 162 mm.


Origin: 1200 AH (1785 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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