Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 200 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Volume one of Sīrat ʻAntar (volume 1 of 3)

Title: سيرة عنتر
Title: The Life (Romance) of 'Antar
Incipit: بسم الله ... هذا جزء من سيرة عنتر ... الحمد لله ... اما بعد فهذه سيرة عنتر ابن شداد ولكن نذكر قصة النمورد ابن كنعان الخ
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 608 [200]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 320 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 220 × 170 mm.


1 column, 16 written lines




Origin: circa 1780 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.


The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.


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