Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 97 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A work on calligraphy by Muḥammad ibn Ḥasan al-Ṭībī

Title: A work on Calligraphy
Incipit: اما بعد حفظكم الله يا اهل هذه الصناعة
Explicit: وصل على خير الانام وصحبه محمد المبعوث للانس والجن
Colophon: فى شهر شوال المبارك من شهور سنة ثمان وتسعمائة
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 771 [97]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 50 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 300 × 210 mm.


1 column, 5 written lines




Origin: 908 AH (1502 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.


The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.


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