Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 92 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A Diwan of poems on miscellaneous subjects, mostly spiritual and ethical, by the apparently Egyptian writer Ali Antar

Title: ديوان الاشواق وترجمان العشاق
Title: Diwan of the Affections, and Interpreter of Lovers
Incipit: احمد الله حمد عبد لحمده اهّله ... وبعد فان المحبة هي الارض الزكية
Colophon: وقد انتهى ما اراده ناظمه ... وذلك فى يوم الاربعاء المبارك الثاني عشر من شهر الله المحرم الحرام افتتاح سنة الف وماية وسبعة وخمسين
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 482 [92]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 88 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 210 × 157 mm.


1 column, 13 written lines




Origin: 1157 AH (1744 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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