Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 88 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts

Contents

Collection

Language(s): Arabic

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 785 [88]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 141 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 180 × 130 mm.

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 88A

Contents

Miscellaneous notes and inscriptions in Arabic and Turkish on different subjects by various owners

Folios 1-3
Language(s): Arabic; Turkish

Arabic MS 88B

Contents

Folios 4-51
Title: Abridgement by anonymous author of Muqaddimat al-adab
Title: مقدمة الادب
Incipit: الحمد الله الذى فضل على جميع الالسنة لسان العرب ... وبعد فهذا مختصر في اللغة المتداولة من مقدمة الادب لجار الله العلامة من قسميه اعتى الاسماء والافعال
Language(s): Arabic

History

Origin: circa 1580 CE

Arabic MS 88C

Contents

A treatise on grammar, in Arabic and Turkish

Folios 52-84a
Author: Aḥmad احمد
Incipit: قال مفتقر ودود احمد غفر والدين احسن ... اعلم صرف امّ علوم نحو اب
Language(s): Turkish; Arabic

History

Origin: circa 1650 CE

Arabic MS 88D

Contents

Anonymous treatise on grammar

Folios 84b-87
Incipit: الحمد الوهاب سبيل صواب الراجز ... اما بعد فان العربية وسيلة علوم شريعة
Language(s): Arabic

Arabic MS 88E

Contents

A versified Persian-Turkish vocabulary composed by İbrahim Şahidî

Folios 88b-108
Title: تحفۀ شاهدی
Incipit: بنام خالق وحي وتوانا قديم وقادر وبينا ودانا
Explicit: شاهدى يه هر كيم ايلرسه دعا ايدر محشرده شفاعت مصطفا
Language(s): Turkish; Persian

History

Origin: circa 1780 CE

Arabic MS 88F

Contents

A fragment of the Gulistan of the Persian poet Sa'di, interlined with a Turkish translation

Folios 110-119
Title: Gulistān
Title: گلستان
Title:
Incipit: لما رات بين يدي بعلها شيأ كارخى شفة الصائم
Language(s): Persian; Turkish

History

Origin: circa 1670 CE

Arabic MS 88G

Contents

A Persian-Turkish vocabulary, incomplete

Folios 120-141
Language(s): Persian; Turkish

History

Origin: circa 1670 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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