Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 54 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A commentary on the Lāmīyat al-ʻajam by al-Ṣafadī

Title: شرح لامية العجم
Title: Commentary on the Persic Lamiyyah (L-Poem)
Incipit: الحمد الله الذى شرح صدر من تادب ... وبعد فان القصيدة الموسومة بلامية العجم رحم الله ناظم عقدها وراقم بردها
Explicit: فبنوا الطبيعة نقصهم لا ينكر
Colophon: وكان الفراغ من تعليق هذا الكتاب في ليلة يسفر صاحبها عن نهار الجمعة ثاني عشرة القعدة الحرام من شهور سنة ست والف ... على يد ... احمد بن محمد الباغوني
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 455 [54]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 159 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 208 × 142 mm.


Origin: 1006 AH (1597 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.


The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.


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