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Tehran, Kitābkhāna-yi Majlis-i shurā-yi Islāmi, 6531

[Colour scanned images of the body text.‎]

Incomplete single work: Arabic.‎ Date:

undated; 7th/13th century (Ashkawarī); a note by a later hand in nastaʿlīq on the title page dates the manuscript to the late 6th/12th century (Ia).


unknown, probably Persian; unknown scribe.


no statements of ownership; library seals; old shelfmarks: none.


brown paper, I+209 ff. (foliated with Hindu-Arabic numerals; no catchwords). A naskh hand in black and brown; from f. 184r the hand becomes slightly cursive, although the scribe may be the same; title page in nastaʿlīq; book headings in red naskh; chapter headings in red naskh, except for Book XIII in brown naskh; some chapter headings are missing. Inconsistently dotted ductus; minor vowels, no shaddas or hamzas. Overlined abjad notation and Hindu-Arabic numerals. No tables or diagrams. Dimensions: 240×160 mm; 19 lines per page, from f. 193r onwards 16-17 lines per page. Mold stains; minor ink smudges; last folio worm-eaten.


astronomy. — Index: title page (Ir); Ptolemaica (1r-208v). Blank: Iv.


Jaʿfar Ḥusaynī Ashkawarī, Fihrist-i nuskhahā-yi khaṭṭī-i Kitābkhāna-yi Majlis-i shurā-yi Islāmī, vol. XX, Tehran: Kitābkhāna, Mūza wa markaz asnād-yi Majlis-i shurā-yi Islāmi, 2010 (1389 H.S.), p. 106 (reprint: vol. IX, pp. 7475-76); Johannes Thomann, ‘Ein al-Fārābī zugeschriebener Kommentar zum Almagest (Hs. Tehran Mağlis 6531)’, Zeitschrift für Geschichte der Arabisch-Islamischen Wissenschaften 19 (2010–2011), pp. 35–76; Johannes Thomann, ‘Al-Fārābīs Kommentar zum Almagest in sekundärer Überlieferung bei Ibn aṣ-Ṣalāḥ: Ein vorläufiger Bericht’, Asiatische Studien 69 (2015), pp. 99–113; Johannes Thomann, ‘Terminological Fingerprints in a Commentary on the Almagest Attributed to al-Fārābī’, in Maurus Reinkowski and Monika Winet (eds), Arabic and Islamic Studies in Europe and Beyond. Proceedings of the 26th Congress of the Union Européenne des Arabisants et Islamisants, Basel 2012, Leuven: Peeters, 2016, pp. 301–312; Majlis Library online catalogue: [accessed 19 May 2020].


\1r\ ⟨…⟩ على مركز المعدل 33 جزءا و52 دقيقة وضعفها 67 جزءا و44 دقيقة فتكون القوس التي علي عمود جل الموتر لهذا الزاوية 67 جزءا و44 دقيقة — \208v\ ⟨…⟩ فنجلع زاوية داز 20 جزءا و55 دقيقة بالأجزاء التي بها أربع زوايا قائمة 360 جزءا فقد نقص إذن في هذا أيضا عدد الزيادة والنقصان في الطول بسبب الانحراف 6 دقائق. وهذه الأشياء كنا قصدنا وجودها. تم الكتاب والحمد لله رب العالمين.

= al-Fārābī, Abū Naṣr, Sharḥ al-Majisṭī (C.1.0940). — Title: Sharḥ Majisṭī az Abī Naṣr Fārābī (Ir). — Index: Book X.4-7, 1r-18v; IX.8-11, 19r-39v; X.1-4, 40r-49v; X.7-10, 50r-66r; XI, 66r-115v; XII, 115v-177r; XIII.1-4, 177r-208v. — The manuscript contains the commentary by al-Fārābī of Almagest IX.8-XIII.4. No authorial or dated scribal colophons. In disorder. A couple of quires belonging to Book X are placed at the beginning. Almost no marginal corrections. No collations. Minor marginal glosses. Trimmed.