Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 134 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Stories from the Arabian Nights

Title: الف ليلة وليلة؛ حكاية التاجر والجني؛ حكاية بنت ملك كسرى
Title: A Thousand and One Nights
Incipit: اما بعد فقد طلب منى بعض الاحبا ... محمد علي جلبي حفظه الله ان اجمع له فى هذه الورقات مما فى محفوظته من شواهد عجاب ونوادر غراب ونكت لطاف وحكايات ظراف الخ
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 649 [134]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 143 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 160 × 100 mm.


1 column, 15 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.

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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