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Mashhad, Kitābkhāna-yi markazī-yi Āstān-i Quds-i Raḍawī, 6349

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Single work: Arabic. Date:

8 Rabīʿ al-awwal 1229/28 February 1814 (p. 167).


unknown; unknown scribe.


a statement of collation and reading by ʿAbd al-Wahhāb, dated Wednesday, 25 Shawwāl 1231/18 September 1816, and an undated statement of collation (p. 167); owned by ʿAbd al-Sayyid Muḥammad al-Ḥusaynī (square seal) according to a statement of endowment in favour of his son Yaḥyā b. Muḥammad al-Ḥusaynī, received by the scholars of Mashhad (p. I); several waqf stamps (e.g., pp. 40, 50, 80).

Cod.: paper, I+167 pp. (paginated with Hindu-Arabic numerals, Persian variants, in pencil at the centre top; catchwords in the hand of the scribe). A clear and dense naskh hand with tendency to nastaʿlīq in black; formulaic expressions, as well as book and chapter titles highlighted with red overlines. Mostly dotted ductus; occasional vowels and shaddas, hamzas generally provided; frequent use of lām-alif muhaqqaqa. No tables; two of the three horoscopes usually found in this commentary hastily sketched and incomplete in the main text, space reserved for the third horoscope; complete horoscopes added in the margins, probably by the collator ʿAbd al-Wahhāb (pp. 116, 119 and 121). Eastern abjad notation in the diagrams, in the main text with red overlines. Dimensions: 220×157 mm (Gulchīn Maʿānī); mostly 22 lines per page. Codex in good condition, very few pages repaired with pasted paper slips, mostly in the fold. No information on covers or binding provided.

Cont.: astrology. — Index: statement of endowment (p. I); Ptolemaica (pp. 1–167).

Bibl.: 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.), p. 92; 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. 973 (no. 19). Āstān-i Quds-i Raḍawī online catalogue:

pp. 1–⁠167

\p. 2\ المقالة الأولى من تفسير أبي الحسن علي بن رضوان لكتاب بطليموس. قال أبو الحسن علي بن رضوان أمّا المقالة الأولى والثانية فقد فسرنا هما في ستّ مقالات قصدنا فيها تلخيص معاني كلام بطليموس — \p. 167\ فهذه أشياء قد شرحتها لك فانعم النظر فيها وتأمّلها والله يهدي من يشاء إلى صراط مستقيم.

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

.— Title: Kitab al-Tafsīr Abī l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Riḍwān b. Jʿafar al-mutabbib li-Kitab al-arbaʿ li-Baṭlamiyūsal-Qalūdhī fī l-qaḍāʾ bi-l-nujūm ʿalā l-ḥawādith (p. 167). Index: III.1 (=VII), pp. 1–28; III.2 (=VIII), pp. 28–60; III.3 (=IX), pp. 60–97; IV.1 (=X), pp. 97–123; IV.2 (=XI), pp. 123–151; IV.3 (= XII), pp. 151–167. — Books I and II missing. Incorrect title for Chapter III.2, corrected in the margin. Undated authorial and dated scribal colophon. Several marginal conjectures and corrections in the hand of the scribe, indicated by sigla and ṣḥ. Substantial glosses and marginal annotations in different hands throughout the codex. Two collation notes, the second one dated and signed (see above).