Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 101 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Qaṣīdat al-burdah by al-Būṣīrī

Title: الكواكب الدريَّة في مدح خير البرية
Title: Glittering Stars: In Praise of the Best of Creatures
Incipit: امن تذكّر جيران بذى سلم
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 467 [101]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 19 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 189 × 115 mm.


1 column, 9 written lines





Origin: About 1600 CE AH

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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