Arabic MS 59 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)
A treatise on the game of chess by Ibn Abī Ḥajalah
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.
The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.