Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 222 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Commentary on the Alfīyah of Ibn Mālik by Ibn ʻAqīl

Title: شرح ابن عقيل
Incipit: قوله كلامنا لفظ مفيد كاستقم. الكلام المصطلح عليه عند النحويين عبارة عن اللفظ المفيد
Explicit: وصحبه المنتخبين الخيرة. ومفهوم هذه الابيات ظاهر
Colophon: تمت النسخة ... ضحوة يوم السبت سخ جمادى الثانيه سنة ١٢٨٠ على يد وزير علي عفى عنه
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 709 [222]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 171 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 221 × 135 mm.


1 column, 18 lines




Origin: circa 1750 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.


The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader.


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