Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 111 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A volume of poetry and poetical extracts in the style of an unarranged Diwan

Title: Poetry and poetical extracts
Incipit: لحمد الله رب العالمين ... قال الشيخ عبد الغفار الابهري الشافعى تغمده الله برحمته طفت بعض الدنيا وجربت الامور
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 484 [111]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 51 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 202 × 143 mm.


1 column, 16 written lines



Origin: circa 1650 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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