Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 71 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


An anthological work consisting mostly of poetical selections

Title: مجموعة اللطائف وصندوقة المعارف
Title: Collection of Pleasant Things and Box of Knowledge
Incipit: الحمد الله مفيض بحار الحقايق من قلوب الصادقين ... وبعد فقد سالنى بعض الاخوان ... ان اجمع فى هذا المجموع المبارك على مالكه ما يسر بمطالعه خاطره ... فامتثلت الامر
Colophon: وهذا ما انتهى الينا من جمع هذا المجموع المبارك الفريد بحمد الله ... على يد كاتبه الفقير ... السيد عبد الكريم ... حرر في ٢٠ رجب الفرد سنة ١١٥٣
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 676 [71]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 118 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 155 mm.


1 column, 13 lines


Origin: 1153 AH (1740 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.


The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.



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