Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 74 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A versified treatise on grammar by al-Ḥarīrī

Title: ملحة الاعراب
Title: The Beauties (Wit) of Grammatical Analysis
Incipit: اقول من بعد افتتاح القول على النبي مصطفى محمد
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 707 [74]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 42 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 81 × 110 mm.


1 column, 5 lines




Origin: circa 1720 AH

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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