Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 174 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Sīrat ʻAntar (volume 31 of 36)

Title: سيرة عنتر
Title: The Life (Romance) of ʻAntar
Incipit: ايا طاير ما لي اراك
Explicit: لا عشت من بعد
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 531 [174]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 152 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 150 × 115 mm.


1 column, 17 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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