Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 67 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A work on history by Ibn al-Shiḥnah

Title: روضة المناظر في علم الأوائل والأواخر
Title: Garden of Sights Concerning the Knowledge of First and Last Things
Incipit: الحمد الله الذى احسن كل شي خلقه ... وبعد فقد التمس منى ... محمد بن موسى بن شهري ... ان اجمع له كتابا فى التاريخ ... فاصغيت ... وشرعت فى جمع هذا الكتاب ... وسميته روضة المناظر في علم الاوائل والاواخر
Explicit: فقد ترى العين الشي بخلاف ما هو عليه لضعف في المزاج او تخييل ساحر
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 247 [67]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 184 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 195 × 147 mm.


1 column, 17 lines


Origin: 1243 AH (1827 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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