Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MS 252 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Arabic Manuscripts


A commentary on Alfīyat Ibn Mālik

Title: تمرين الطلاب في صناعة الاعراب
Title: Exercising the Students in the Art of Inflexions
Incipit: الحمد لله الذى رفع قدر من اعرب بالشهادتين ... اما بعد فان معرفة الاعراب من الواجبات ... وسميته تمرين الطلاب الخ
Colophon: ووافق الفراغ ... يوم الاثنين الرابع والعشرين من شهر جمادى الاخر عن [سنة] ثلاث بعد الالف الخ
Language(s): Arabic


Catalogue no. Arabic MS 710 [252]

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper
Extent: 197 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 205 × 155 mm.


1 column, 23 written lines




Origin: 1003 AH (1594 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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