Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Persian MS 19 (The John Rylands Library, The University of Manchester)

Persian Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: Lawāmiʻ al-ishrāq fī makārim al-akhlāq by Dawwānī, Muḥammad ibn Asʻad, 1426 or 7-1512 or 13
Language(s): Persian


based on Kitāb al-ṭaharat كتاب الطهارة a philisophical treatise written in Arabic in the 10th Century CE by Abu Ali al-Mashkurī ابي علي المشكري

Physical Description

Form: codex
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):





Origin: Dated 1099 AH (1687 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, on behalf of the John Rylands Library, in 1901 from James Ludovic Lindsay, 26th Earl of Crawford.

Record Sources

Bibliographical description based on an index created by Reza Navabpour circa 1993. Identification of provenance based on manuscript catalogue by Michael Kerney, circa 1890s.


The manuscript is available for consultation by any accredited reader, see Becoming a Reader for details. Please contact uml.special-collections@manchester.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript.

Funding of Cataloguing

Iran Heritage Foundation and The John Rylands Research Institute


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