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Ptolemaeus

Arabus et Latinus

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Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Mixt. 1085

[Colour scanned images of the body-text, covers and binding]

Single work: Arabic. Date:

5 Ramaḍān 1288/15 November 1871 (227v).

Or.:

unknown, probably Turkey (the scribe also copied works in Turkish in MSS Cairo, al-Azhar, Ḥalīm 35124 and Istanbul, Süleymaniye, Ragıp Paşa 662); copied by al-faqīr al-sayyid Aḥmad al-Hāmī, one of the students of al-sayyid Muḥammad al-Khulūṣī (227v).

Prov.:

no statements of ownership or seals; according to the catalogue, this manuscript was bought in 1929 in Istanbul by Oskar Rescher (d. 1972).

Cod.:

European brown paper, I+227+Ia ff. (foliated with small Hindu-Arabic numerals in black in top recto folios and with Arabic-European numerals in pencil in bottom verso folios, catchwords). A single clear black naskh hand; book headings in red; chapter headings in red introduced by the term faṣl; words introducing new sections or paragraphs in red; numerous proper names in red; numerals mostly in abjad notation in red; occasional Hindu-Arabic numerals mostly in red; ductus consistently dotted; substantial lām alif muḥaqqaq and yāʾ rājiʿa; no shaddas but substantial hamzas; no vowels. Substantial diagrams; minor tables; diagram lines in red; abjad notation in diagrams in blue; diagram labels in black; table lines in red; table headings in red and black; abjad notation in tables in red and blue. Dimensions: 234x161 mm; written area: 168x97 mm; 27 lines per page. No moisture stains. Original brown leather covers with rhomboidal silver decoration. Type II binding.

Cont.:

astronomy. — Index: Ptolemaica (1v-227v). Blanks: none.

Lit.:

Helene Loebenstein, Katalog der arabischen Handschriften der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek: Neuerwerbungen 1868-1968 Teil 1: Codices mixti ab Nr 744, Vienna: Hollinek, 1970, 177, no. 2363.

1v‑227v

\1v\ ⟨…⟩ السعد قرين من صدر كلامه بالحمد لواهب السعادة واليمن رسيل من أعلق يمينه بشكر تمترى الزيادة فأحمده على ما أولانا من النعم ذات الطول والعرض وأشكره على أن جعلنا من الذين يتفكرون في خلق السموات والأرض حمدا يلوح على حباء الاعتراف وسومه — \227v\ ⟨…⟩ وأن بنعم عليه يحظه فلحظه سعادة تسرى وتحدد له ساعة فساعة كرامة وبشرى ويرحم الله عبدا قال أمينا والحمد لمفيض النعم بلا نهاية والشكر له بلا غاية سبحانه تعالى عما يقون علوا كبيرا وصلى الله على نبي الرحمة وسفيع الأمة محمد العربي الرسول الأمي وآله الطيبين الطاهرين وصحبه الأكرمين التابعين له بإحسان إلى يوم الدين وسلم تسليما كثيرا.

= Niẓām al-Dīn al-Ḥasan al-Nīsābūrī, Tafsīr Taḥrīr al-Majisṭī (C.1.1305)

. — Index: author’s preface, 1v-4r; Book I, 4r-46v; Book II, 46v-65r; Book III, 65r-87v; Book IV, 87v-99v; Book V, 99v-125v; Book VI, 125v-156r; Book VII, 156r-162v; Book VIII, 162v-166v; Book IX, 166v-180r; Book X, 180r-186v; Book XI, 186v-194v; Book XII, 194v-209r; Book XIII, 209r-227v. — Authorial colophon; dated scribal colophon. Few marginal corrections. No glosses.