Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 109 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A work containing popular tales relating to the times of the 'Abbasid Caliphs and the Barmacid family

Title: إعلام الناس بما وقع للبرامكة مع بني العباس
Title: Tales relating to the times of the 'Abbasid Caliphs and the Barmacid family
Incipit: الحمد الله الذى انزل الكتاب ... وبعد فيقول
Explicit: وقابله حساب نفسه بفعله والله اعلم بغيبه واحكم
Colophon: تم ... يوم السب المبارك غرة رجب سنة ١١٥٣ من الهجرة الخ
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 499 [109]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 165 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 210 × 150 mm.


1 column, 21 written lines



Origin: 1153 AH (1740 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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