Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 115 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Two grammatical treatises

Folios 1-11a

A grammatical treatise by Birgivî Mehmet Efendi

Title: العوامل الجديدة
Incipit: الحمد الله ... وبعد فاعلم انه لا بد لكل طالب معرفة الاعراب
Language(s): Arabic
Folios 12b-23

A grammatical treatise by al-Jurjānī

Title: مائة عامل
Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 23 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 182 × 116 mm.


1 column, 13 written lines



Origin: 1185 AH (1771 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.


The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.


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