Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 203 (The John Rylands Research Institute and Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


The Story of Ahmad Danif

Title: قصة احمد الدنف
Title: The Story of Aḥmad Danif
Incipit: حكي والله اعلم فيما مضى وتقدم وسلف من احاديث الامم انه كان فى قديم الزمان فى مدينة مصر رجل خواجه يسمى عبد الله ويكنى بالسلامي
Explicit: وصار ينام ليلة عندها وليلة عند فاطمة وارسل جاب امه وماله من مصر واقام ينقش الخط على الواح صدره والرشيد نادى بالامن والامان ونستغفر الله العظيم
Colophon: تم الكتاب ... على يد ... السيد محمد ... المسمى بالكيال ابن الحاج احمد الكيال الذى فى خان بنقوله ... حرر ذلك فى اواخر رجب الفريد يوم الثلاثاء باقى من الشهر ثلاثة ايام لسنة الف ومائتين وعشرة ... سنة ١٢١٠
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 662 [203]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 131 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 218 × 155 mm.


1 column, 19 written lines




Origin: 1210 AH (1795 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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