Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 83 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts

Contents

Collection (Arabic and Turkish)

Language(s): Arabic and Turkish

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 796 [83]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 80 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 197 × 128 mm.

Layout

1 column, 10 written lines

Hand(s)

Naskh

History

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.

Arabic MS 83A

Contents

Arabic letters, single and in combination, for writing exercises. The letters are vowelled in the combination form

Folios 1-9
Title: Arabic letters for writing exercises
Language(s): Arabic

History

Origin: circa 1640 CE

Arabic MS 83B

Contents

An epistolary manual in Turkish, containing fifty-three forms of petitions and addresses to different kinds of people

Folios 10-32
Title: Epistolary manual
Incipit: ادعيهء دولت افزون
Explicit: ديكر لطايف دعوات صافيات اخلاص شعار كه لذت روحى حبوبات اشجار نسيم بهشت جنان بخش اولا
Language(s): Turkish

History

Origin: 1027 AH (1617 CE)

Arabic MS 83C

Contents

Arithmetical tables, in Turkish

Folios 33-44
Title: Arithmetical tables
Incipit: در بيان لغت سياقت وحساب
Language(s): Turkish

History

Origin: 1027 AH (1617 CE)

Arabic MS 83D

Contents

A treatise, in Turkish, on taking augury from the letters of the Qurʼān

Folios 44b-47
Title: Fāl kalām sharīf
Title: فال كلام شريف
Incipit: وقت كه كلام قديمده فال اچمق دلسك كركدركه برنيت اوزينه
Language(s): Turkish

History

Origin: 1027 AH (1617 CE)

Arabic MS 83E

Contents

A list of Arabic and Persian words translated into Turkish

Folios 33-78a
Title: Lughat inshā makātīb al-mufīd; Kitāb lughat dānistan
Title: لغت انشاء مكاتيب المفيد؛ كتاب لغة دانستن
Language(s): Turkish

History

Origin: 1027 AH (1617 CE)

Arabic MS 83F

Contents

A conclusion, in Turkish, to the Turkish part of the manuscript

Folios 78b-79
Title: Khātimat al-kitāb
Title: خاتمة الكتاب
Colophon: تحريرا في اوايل شهر صفر المظفر سنة سبع وعشرين والف
Language(s): Turkish

History

Origin: 1027 AH (1617 CE)

Additional Information

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.

Availability

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.


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