Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 217 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts

Contents

al-Muzhir fī ʻulūm al-lughah by al-Suyūṭī

Title: المزهر فى علوم اللغة
Language(s): Arabic

References

Catalogue no. Arabic MS 698 [217]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 310 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 251 × 162 mm.

Layout

1 column, 18 written lines

Hand(s)

Nasta-liq

History

Origin: circa 1780 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

From the collection of Colonel George William Hamilton (1807-1868) who served in India from 1823 to 1867 latterly as Commissioner in Delhi. He acquired over a thousand Indian and Persian manuscripts of which 352 were selected after his death for the British Museum. The remainder were purchased in 1868 by 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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The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.

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