Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 49 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Illustrated copy of Maqamāt al-Ḥarīrī

Title: مقامات الحریری
Title: The Makamat (= Ornate Tales) of Hariri
Colophon: وفى تاريخ النسخة التى نسخت منها هذه كملت جميع المقامات والحمد الله على ذلك كثيرا وذلك فى السادس والعشرين من شهر ربيع الآخر سنة احدى وستين وخمسمائة
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 683 [49]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 247 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 200 × 160 mm.




Origin: 561 AH (1166 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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