Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 797 (132) (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts

Contents

Collection of texts on colloquial dialect of Morocco and Moorish tribes and customs

Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 65 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 305 × 210

Layout

1 column, 13 written lines

Hand(s)

History

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.

Arabic MS 797 (132) A

Contents

A collection of dialogues in colloquial Arabic, of the dialect of Morocco, with Latin or German rendering in a parallel column

Folios 1-29
Title: هذا دفتر يشتمل علي تقييد مقالات العربية بلسان العامة يجتمع على عشرين بابا
Title: Dialogi Arabici, in lingua vulgari Arabica exarati ac divisi in viginti capita
Language(s): Arabic, Latin and German

History

Origin: circa 1790 CE

Arabic MS 797 (132) B

Contents

A catalogue of Arabic books circulating in Morocco

Folios 31-58
Title: هذا بحمد الله تعالى برناميج الكتب الذين متداولين في بلاد المغرب
Title: Catalogus Manuscriptorum in Lingua Arabica exaratorum ac in Mauritania magis notorum
Language(s): Arabic and Latin

History

Origin: circa 1790 CE

Arabic MS 797 (132) C

Contents

Moorish customs

Folios 59-62
Title: Sammlungen uber einige Gebriiuche der Marokkaner
Language(s): Arabic and German

History

Origin: circa 1790 CE

Arabic MS 797 (132) D

Contents

Enumeration (in Arabic) of Moorish tribes

Folios 63-66
Title: قبايل العرب الذين فى المغرب
Title: Familiae seu Tribus in Mauritania
Language(s): Arabic

History

Origin: circa 1790 CE

Additional Information

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.

Availability

The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.


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