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Mashhad, Kitābkhāna-yi markazī-yi Āstān-i Quds-i Raḍawī, 5387

[Colour scanned images of the textblock and front doublure.]
Single work: Arabic. Date:

finished on the afternoon of Wednesday, 27 Jumādā (?) l-ūlā 1041/‌Sunday (!), 21 December 1631 (colophon, 12v).


Mashhad, copied by Burhān al-Munajjimīn Muḥammad Ḥusayn al-Tabrīzī (colophon, 12v), who very likely also copied MS Tehran, Majlis, 5254 of Ibn Sīnā’s Kitāb al-Shifāʾ (see C.1.8).


the common rectangular, black seal of the library, indicating the reception of this codex as an endowment and featuring the old name of the institution (9r). Two round, blind-stamped seals, probably of the library (ff. 1 and 4); several contemporary library stamps (front flyleaf, 1r, 4v, 11v and 12v). Old shelfmark: ‘160’ (1r). The manuscript originally formed part of a single codex together with MSS 5206, 5207, 5293, 5295, 5299, and 5388 (Gulchīn Maʿānī).

Cod.: paper, 12 ff. (foliated with Hindu-Arabic numerals, Persian variants, in pencil in the top left corner of rectos; old foliation from before the rebinding running from ‘13’ to ‘24’; catchwords). A single black nastaʿlīq written diagonally (Fihrist and Gulchīn Maʿānī: ‘in chalīpā’), starting either at the right or at the left top of the pages in an irregular way. Mostly dotted ductus; no vowel marks, some shaddas, hardly any hamzas. Chapter titles rubricated; abjad numerals in the main text not highlighted. Diagrams mainly in the margins and often trimmed, with lines in red and geometrical points in black. Codex in good condition; moisture stains at the edges and around the binding; binding sometimes reinforced with pasted paper slips. Dimensions: 25.2×16.8 cm, written area: 19×11.2 cm; 25–27 lines per page. Cardboard covers (Gulchīn Maʿānī). Type III binding.

Cont.: astronomy. — Index: Ptolemaica (1r–12v).

Bibl.: Fihrist-i kutub-i Kitābkhāna-yi mubāraka Āstān-i Quds-i Raḍawī, vol. III, Mashhad, 1926 (1345 Hijra), pp. 349–350 (riyāḍī, no. 160); Aḥmad Gulchīn Maʿānī, Fihrist-i kutub-i khaṭṭī-i Kitābkhāna-i Āstān-i Quds-i Raḍawī, vol. VIII, Mashhad: Intishārāt-i Kitābkhāna-i Āstān-i Quds-i Raḍawī, 1971 (1350 H.S.), pp. 426–427 (no. 345); GAS VIFuat Sezgin, Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums. Vol. VI: Astronomie bis ca. 430 H., Leiden: Brill, 1978, p. 92 (no. 23); FankhāMuṣṭafā Dirāyatī, Fihristgān-i nuskhahā-yi khaṭṭī-yi Īrān (Fankhā), 45 vols, Tehran: Library, Museum and Documentation Center of The Islamic Consultative Assembly, 20 2011, vol. XXVIII, p. 132 (no. 1). Āstān-i Quds-i Raḍawī online catalogue:


\1r\ [title] 〈…〉 قال أبو عبد الله محمّد ابن أحمد الخازمي رحمه الله وبعد فإنّ كتاب المجسطي لبطلميوس الذي هو عمدة النوع التعليميّ وقانون تحقيق الأرصاد لما كان متتعيق (كذا) العبارة مع الإسهاب رأيت ⟨أن⟩ اختصره بنقل ألفاظه إلى ما يستعمله المحدّثون وتغير (كذا) بعضها وتبديل أكثرها وإسقاط الأشكال المكرّرة وإلغاء الجداول — \12v\ وبعكس ذلك لو فرضنا الانحراف معلومة فإنّ الانحراف الأعظم الكائن في البعد الأبعد والبعد الأقرب يكون معلومًا يخرج بالحساب موافقًا لما أدركناه بالرصد في رسم الجداول في حـ⟨سـ⟩اب العروض في الجدول في ظهور الخمسة المتحيّرة واختفائها القول فيها كما تقدّم في الكواكب الثابتة.

= al-Khāzimī, Ikhtiṣār al-Majisṭī (C.1.13)

. — TITLE: Kitāb al-Majistī min Abū ʿAbd Allāh Muḥammad b. Aḥmad al-Khāzimī (1r). — Additional Titles: Ikhtiṣār Kitāb al-Majisṭī li-Muḥammad b. Aḥmad al-Saʿīdī al-Khāzimī (colophon, 12v). — Index: author’s preface, 1r–1v; Book I, 1v–3v; II, 3v–4v; III, 4v–5v; IV, 5v–6r; V, 6r–7v; VI, 7v; VII, 8r; VIII, 8r; IX (headed ‘X’), 8r–9v; X, 9v–10r; XI (heading added in the bottom margin by the scribe), 10r; XII, 10r–11r; XIII, 11r–12v. — Dated scribal colophon (12v). Few marginal corrections in the hand of the scribe marked by siglum ṣḥ (e.g., 2v). Occasional catch titles added by a different hand (e.g., 12r).