Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 198 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Sīrat ʻAntar (volume 19 of 19)

Title: سيرة عنتر
Title: The Life (Romance) of 'Antar
Explicit: ويغفر الله لنا وللسادات المستمعين ولمن رتب هذه القوافي كاتب هذا الديوان ... السيد امين بن السيد اسمعيل الحمصى غفر الله له
Colophon: وكان الفراغ على يد ... السيد محمد ابو اليسر الطرابلسي يوم الاحد فى ٤ ذى الحجة سنة ١٢٢٧
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 555 [198]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 312 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 200 × 150 mm.


1 column, 18 written lines




Origin: 19th century 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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