Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 108 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


An incomplete copy of the a work on the Moorish dynasties in Africa

Title: الانيس المطرب بروض القرطاس في اخبار ملوك المغرب وتاريخ مدينة فاس
Title: The Agreeable Companion in the Garden of Paper Concerning the Chronicles of the Kings of Maghrib and the History of the City of Fez
Incipit: قال الشيخ الفقيه الجليل العالم العلامة المحدث ابو محمد بن عبد الحليم الحمد الله مصرف الامور بمشيئته ... اما بعد اطال الله بقاه مولانا الخليفة
Explicit: وبعث عمه ابا العلاء الكبير الى افريقيه لمدافعة المايورقي وابو العلاء هو الذي
Colophon: انتهى النصف الاول الحمد الله رب العالمين يوم الجمعة تاسع عشر من رمضان عام اربعة وسبعين وثمان ماية وصلى الله الخ
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 284 [108]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 105 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 147 mm.


1 column, 25 written lines



Origin: 874 AH (1469 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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