Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 61 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A history of Egypt from 711 to 761 AH by al-Maqrīzī

Title: السلوك لمعرفة دول الملوك
Title: The Way to the Knowledge of the Dynasties of Kings
Incipit: تاتيه واخماد الفتنة وقدم الامير سنقر الكمالي بالعسكر ايضا
Explicit: وتوفي فخر الدين محمد بن محمد بن مسكين الشافعي احمد نواب الحكم وولي قضا الاسكندرية وعزها عن ثلاث وتسعين سنة في يوم الاثنين سابع رجب
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 266 [61]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 254 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 260 × 180 mm.


1 column, 25 lines


Origin: circa 1500 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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