Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 105 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


The history of Egypt by Ibn Iyās (volume 2)

Title: بدايع الزهور في وقايع الدهور
Title: Splendid Flowers in Events of Ages
Incipit: ذكر ابتداء دولة الجراكسة. قال الله تعالى وتلك الايام نداولها بين الناس قيل ان اصل الجراكسة من العرب من قبيلة يقال لها بني غسان
Explicit: لو كان عن طلب بالسعي ندركها: طار البزاة بارزاق العصافير انتهى ما اوردناه من اخبار الملك العادل طومان باى وذلك على سبيل الاختصار منها
Colophon: وكان الفراغ من هذا (الجزء) وما قبله في يوم الجمعة المبارك تاسع عشر شهر الحجة الحرام الذي هو من شهور سنة الف وماية واربعة عشر من الهجرة النبوية
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 273 [105]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 297 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 203 × 150 mm.


1 column, 23 written lines



Origin: 1114 AH (1702 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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