Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 58 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


The first volume of the literary-biographical work by Ibn Khāqān (an early copy)

Title: قلائد العقيان ومحاسن الاعيان
Title: Necklaces of Gold and Virtues of Great Men
Incipit: الحمد الله الذى راض لنا البيان
Explicit: فلا زالت حلاك رايقة وعلاك شايقة بمنه تم الجزء الاول من الخ
Colophon: عبد العزيز بن احمد البالسى وكتبه ... [ا] حدى وسبع مائة من الهجرة النبوية عفا الله الخ
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 668 [58]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 139 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 220 × 163 mm.


Origin: 701 AH (1301 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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