Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 77 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A work on the life and the conquests of Timur

Title: عجائب المقدور في نوائب تيمور
Title: Wonders of Destiny Concerning the Calamities (brought) by Timur
Incipit: الحمد الله الذي على منوال ارادته وتدبيره تنسج مقاطع الامور
Explicit: هذا من البحر قطرة ومن الطور ذرة نسال الله سبحانه وتعالى ان يصون عن الزلل ... والخلل افعالنا واحوالنا وحسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 310 [77]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 115 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 215 × 150 mm.


1 column, 17 lines



Origin: circa 1800 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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