Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Tehran, Kitābkhāna-yi Millī-yi Īrān, Ar. 1654

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



unknown; unknown scribe.


an ownership statement in Persian dated Rabīʿ al-thānī 1314/September-October 1896 (1r). Several erased statements and seals. Old shelfmark: ‘1957/D’.

Cod.: laid paper, II+806 pp. (paginated with Hindu-Arabic numerals on every tenth page, as well as on pp. 2, 802, 804, and 806; there are only seven pages between ‘30’ and ‘40’ and between ‘280’ and ‘290’ and eleven pages between ‘650’ and ‘660’; marks for the middle of the quires on every fourth folio; catchwords in the hand of the scribe). A single clear nastaʿlīq hand in black. Mostly dotted ductus; no indication of shaddas and vowels, occasional hamzas. Book and chapter headings (the latter inconsistently) numbered in red, other rubrications in red or missing (several reserved spaces). Numerous tables and figures in red and black; reserved spaces for diagrams on some folios. Several stains and ink smudges, slightly worm-eaten; some pages repaired (e.g., p. 501). Dimensions: 255×165 mm, written area: 205×110 mm; 21 lines per page. Codex bound in quaternions; damaged leather cover in dark brown over paper pasteboards. Type III binding.

Cont.: astronomy. — Index: Ptolemaica (pp. 1–806).

Bibl.: ʿAbdallah Anwār, Fihrist-i nusakh-i khaṭṭī-yi Kitābkhāna-yi Millī, vol. X: Kutub-i ʿarabī az shumāra-yi 1501 tā 1975 wa-ḍamīma az F 3064 tā F 3083, Tehran: Kitābkhāna-yi Millī, 1979 (1358 H.S.), pp. 234–235; 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. XIX, p. 276 (no. 1). Millī Library Online Catalogue:

pp. 1–⁠806

\p. 1\ الحمد لله الذي جعلنا من المتفكّرين في خلق السموات والأرض وألهمنا طريق معرفة مقادير حركات الأجرام النيّرة في الطول والعرض خلق سبع سموات طباقًا وجعل القمر فيهن نورًا وجعل الشمس سراجًا — \p. 806\ والحمد لله أوّلًا وآخرًا وباطنًا وظاهرًا والصلوة والسلام على زبدة الليالي والأيّام محمّد سيّد الثقلين وخير الأنام وآله ال{أخيار} و شيعة الأبرار الكرام وقد فرغت من تحرير هذا الشرح وتسويده وتصحيحه. ضحوة يوم السبت في أوائل ذي القعدة حجة إحدى وعشرين وتسعمائة من الهجرة النبوية وإنما العبد المفتقر إلى رحمة ربّ الثقلين عبد العلي بن محمّد بن حسين روح الله تعالى روحه.

= al-Birjandī, Sharḥ Taḥrīr al-Majisṭī (C.1.42)

. — Title: Sharḥ Mullā al-Birjandī bar Majisṭī (1r) — Additional title: Sharḥ Birjandī bar Majisṭī (Ir). — Index: author’s preface, pp. 1–4; Book I, pp. 4–147; II, pp. 147–216; III, pp. 216–287; IV, pp. 287–331; V, pp. 331–417; VI, pp. 417–494; VII, pp. 494–543; ⟨VIII⟩, pp. 543–611; IX, pp. 611–663; X/XI, pp. 663–702/682–715; XII, pp. 715–751; XIII, pp. 751–806. Missing rubrication for Book I, missing heading of Book VIII, wrong heading for Book VII corrected in the margin. — Authorial colophon dated to a Saturday in the beginning of Dhū l-ḥijja 921; no scribal colophon. Very few marginal collations and hardly any corrections. Glosses in the scribe’s hand on pp. 232, 317.