Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 68 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A history of Egypt by al-Suyūṭī

Title: حسن المحاضرة في اخبار مصر والقاهرة
Title: Charm of Social Conversation in the History of Egypt and Cairo
Colophon: وكان الفراغ من هذه النسخة الشريفة في يوم الاحد المبارك الموافق لثلاث عشرة خلت من شهر ربيع الاول من شهور سنة ١٢٤٢ اثنتين واربعين ومايتين والف من هجرة من له مزيد العز ... على يد افقر عباد الله ... ابو عبد الله محمد بن وفاء
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 270 [68]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 375 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 237 × 165 mm.


1 column, 27 lines


Origin: 1242 AH (1826 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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