Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 107 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A work devoted to the excellences of Damascus by al-Badri

Title: نزهة الانام في محاسن الشام
Title: The Delight of Mankind in the Beauty of Damascus (Syria)
Incipit: الحمد الله الذي جعل الشام في وجه الارض شامة خضراء ... وبعد فقد سالتني ايها الاخ ... ولهذا سميتها نزهة الانام في محاسن الشام
Explicit: وقد ختمنا كتابنا هذا بذكر الانبيا والصحابة والاوليا ... ان شاء الله تعالى بمنه وكرمه وامنه ويمنه وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد الخ
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 317 [107]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 136 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 210 × 135 mm.


1 column, 15 written lines



Origin: circa 1600 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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