Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 117 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


The story of Anis al-Jalis and Nur ad-Din from the Arabian Nights

Title: حكاية انيس الجليس ونور الدين
Title: Anis al-Jalis and Nur ad-Din
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 656 [117]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 26 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 200 × 148 mm.


1 column, 23 written lines



Origin: circa 1750 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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