Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Tehran, Kitābkhāna-yi Majlis-i shurā-yi Islāmī, 191

[Low-resolution colour scanned images of the textblock and covers; black-and-white microfilm scans of the textblock.]
Single work: Arabic. Date:

completed in late Rabīʿ al-awwal 1284/late July 1867 (124v).


Mashhad; copied by ʿAlī Akbar (1v, 124v).


stamps of the Majlis Library (Ir, 1v, 124v).

Cod.: paper, I+124 ff. (foliated with Hindu-Arabic numerals in pencil at the right top of versos; f. 124v followed by a large number of empty flyleaves; catchwords). A single small and very readable naskh hand. Fully dotted ductus; no vowels, occasional shaddas and frequent hamzas. Book and chapter headings and qāla rubricated. A centred basmala before Book III (=I.3). No tables; two spaces reserved for horoscopes (107r, 108r). Dimensions: 29×16 cm; 33 lines per page. Red leather covers with blind-stamped mandorla with pendants. Type III binding.

Cont.: astrology. — Index : Ptolemaica (1v–124v). Blank: none.

Bibl.: Yūsuf Iʿtiṣāmī, Fihrist-i Kitābkhāna-i Majlis-i Shūrā-yi Millī, vol. II: Kutub-i khaṭṭī-i 1-788, Tehran: Majlis-i Shūrā-yi Millī, 1933 (1311 H.S.), p. 105 (reprint: vol. II, p. 1099); 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. XVIII, p. 974 (no. 26). Majlis Library online catalogue: (currently unavailable).


\1v\ ⟨…⟩ قال أبو الحسن علي بن رضوان بن علي بن جعفر المطبب: قصدنا أن نشرح أقاويل الحكيم بطلميوس في صناعة القضايا النجوم على الحوادث. فنقول: إن القضايا النجوم على الحوادث صناعة ينبئ عن مبادئ صادقة بالمكونات المزمعة وذلك أن مبادئها الصادقة هي أشياء تبين بعضها في العلم الطبيعي وبعضها في العلم التعالمي — \124v\ فهذه أشياء قد شرحتها لك فانعم النظر فيها وتأملها والله يهدي من صراط مستقيم.

= ʿAlī ibn Riḍwān, Tafsīr al-Maqālāt al-arbaʿ (C.2.3)

. — Title: Sharḥ-i Chahār maqāla-yi Baṭlamiyus (label on inside front cover). — Additional titles: Tafsīr Abī l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Riḍwān b. Jaʿfar al-muṭabbib li-Kitāb al-Arbaʿa Baṭlamiyūs al-Qalūdī fī l-qaḍāʾ bi-l-nujūm ʿalā l-ḥawādith (124v); Arbaʿa maqālāt Baṭlamyūs (fore-edge). — Index: Book I.1 (=I), 1v–14r; I.2 (=II), 14r–26v; I.3 (=III), 26v–36r; II.1 (=IV), 36r–46r; II.2 (=V), 46r–57v; II.3 (=VI), 57v–66r; III.1 (=VII), 66r–76r; III.2 (=VIII), 76r–86v; III.3 (=IX), 86v–99r; IV.1 (=X), 99r–108v; IV.2 (=XI), 108v–119r; IV.3 (=XII), 119r–124v. — Dated scribal colophon. No marginal corrections, few marginal additions. No glosses.