Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 48 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A history of the town of Aleppo

Title: الدر المنتخب في تاريخ مملكة حلب
Title: The Chosen Pearl in the History of the Kingdom of Aleppo
Incipit: الحمد الله القديم الابدي الازلي السرمدي ... وبعد فلما كان حب الوطن يعد من الخلق الحسن وكانت حلب وطني عظيما قدرها
Explicit: فلنقتصر من ذكر المملكة الحلبية على هذا القدر والله الموفق والهادي الى سبيل النجاة وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد الخ
Colophon: تم في سنة ١١٧٣
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 259 [48]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 139 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 215 × 165 mm.


Origin: 1173 AH (1759 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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