Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 82 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A history of Egypt, beginning with the early conquests of Islam and coming down to the author's time in 1032 AH

Title: لطائف اخبار الاول في من تصرف في مصر من ارباب الدول
Title: Elegancies of Old Chronicles Concerning the Chiefs of Dynasties who ruled in Egypt
Incipit: الحمد الله الواحد الاحد القيوم الفرد الصمد ... وبعد فانه لا يخفى عن كل ذي ذوق سليم وفهم رايق مستقيم
Explicit: ولا ازغم النزاهة عن النقص والعيب فالمنزه عن كل عيب هو الملك القدوس العزيز الحكيم
Colophon: وكان الفراغ من هذا الكتاب المبارك يوم الاثنين المبارك سادس عشر رجب الفرد من شهور سنة ثمانية وعشرين ومائة والف ... رقم الفقير الى ربه القدير احمد بن المرحوم نعمة الله الاشموني الشافعي
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 276 [82]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 224 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 202 × 145 mm.


1 column, 23 written lines




Origin: 1128 AH (1715 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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