Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 93 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


An anthology devoted to the significance of the number seven in the affairs of Egypt and its rulers

Title: سكّردان السلطان
Title: The King's Sugarbowl
Incipit: الحمد الله الذى انطق الطير بحكمته واجرى البحار السبعة بقدرته
Explicit: ما احمر شفق الاصل ودب عوارض الاسمر الاصيل امين تم كتاب السكردان والحمد الله
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 263 [93]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 124 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 253 × 200 mm.


1 column, 15 written lines




Origin: circa 1490 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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