Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 227 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


Tadhkira of al-Anṭākī, dated 1249AH. Complete and well copied, possibly from the author's autograph.

Title: تذكرة اولي الالباب والجامع للعجب العجاب
Title: Memorial for Wise Men and Gatherer of Wondurful Things
Explicit: فهذا اجماع ما تدعو الحاجة اليه من هذه الصناعة وما عداه فتطويل بلا فائدة ... هذا آخر ما وجد في النسخة التي كتبت منها هذه ولعلها نسخة المصنف لدلالة دلت على ذلك
Colophon: وكان الفراغ من كتابة هذه النسخة المباركة في يوم الجمعة المباركة يوم الثامن والعشرون من شهر ذي الحجة الحرام سنة ١٢٤٩
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 334 [227]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 495 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 260 × 165 mm.


1 column, 19 lines




Origin: 1249 AH (1832 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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