Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 62 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A history of the Caliphs from Abu Bakr up until the time of the author

Title: تاريخ الخلفاء
Title: History of the Caliphs
Incipit: اما بعد حمد الله الذي وعد فوفى واوعد فعفى ... فهذا تاريخ لطيف ترجمت فيه الخلفاء امراء المؤمنين القائمين بامر الامة من عهد ابي بكر الصديق الى عهدنا هذا
Explicit: مات يوم الاربعاء سلخ المحرم سنة ثلاث وتسعمائة وعهد بالخلافة لابنه يعقوب ولقبه المستمسك بالله. وهذا آخر ما تيسر جمعه في هذه التاريخ وقد اعتمدت في الحوادث على تاريخ الذهبي الخ
Colophon: وكان الفراغ من كتابة هذه النسخة ثامن شهر رمضان من شهور سنة سبع وثلاثين ومايتان (sic) والف من الهجرة النبوية
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 250 [62]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 334 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 217 × 157 mm.


1 column, 21 lines


Origin: 1237 AH (1821 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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