Arabic MS 112 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)
Collection including Letters of Badīʻ al-Zamān al-Hamadhānī
A book containing selections on ornate compositions from the Letters of Badīʻ al-Zamān al-Hamadhānī
A bait from the poet Ḥassān ibn Thābit (121a). A memorandum of a receipt for a settled account, in Turkish (122b)
A work on synonyms and how to use some words in different sentences
1 column, 21 written lines
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.
The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.