Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Tehran, Kitābkhāna-yi Majlis-i shurā-yi Islāmī, 56 S

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Single work: Arabic. Date:

11th/17th c. (Dānishpazhūh & Anwārī).


unknown; unknown scribe.


stamps of the Senate Library crossed out with another stamp, both in blue (1r, 545v); an illegible stamp in red (inside cover, partially on the inserted library note). Old shelfmark: ‘56’ (inside cover).

Cod.: laid paper, I+544+Ia ff. (unfoliated; catchwords in the hand of the scribe). Two or more black nastaʿlīq hands. The first hand (ff. 1v–10r) displays dense diagonal writing of the main text except for the first two lines on each page; the second hand (ff. 10v–544v) appears hasty and sloppy with inconsistent page layout. Mostly dotted ductus, occasional shaddas and hamzas. Chapter headings and lemmata in red, paragraphs partially separated with red overlines. Substantial figures and tables in red and black. Few stains, upper margins damaged and repaired with pasted paper slips from f. 361 onwards, partially affecting the readability. Dimensions: 22×11 cm; written area: 18×9 cm; 14–28 lines per page (without ruling). Red goat leather over paper pasteboard (online catalogue). Type III binding.

Cont.: astronomy. — Index: Ptolemaica (1v–544v); three unrelated numbered lists of treatises in a sloppy hand (545r–545v).

Bibl.: Muḥammad Taqī Dānishpazhūh and Bahāʾ al-Dīn ʿIlmī Anwārī, Fihrist-i kitābhā-yi khaṭṭī-yi Kitābkhāna-yi Majlis-i Sinā, vol. I, Tehran: Kitābhāna-yi Majlis-i Sinā, 1976 (1355 H.S.), p. 29; 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. 3). Majlis Library Online Catalogue: (currently unavailable).


\1v\ 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— \544v\ والحمد لله أوّلاً وآخرًا وباطنًا وظاهرًا والصلوة والسلام على زبدة الليالى والأيّام محمّد سيّد الثقلين وخير الأنام وآله الأخيار وشيعته الأبرار الكرام لمام (؟).

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

. — Title: al-Sharḥ Mullā ʿAbd al-ʿAlī bar Taḥrīr khwāja bar Majisṭī Baṭlamiyūs (1r). Index: author’s preface, 1v–2v; Book I, 2v–104v; II, 104v–164r; III (incomplete at the end), 164r–215v; IV (incomplete at the beginning), 216r–241v; V, 241v–302r; VI, 302r–347r; VII, 347r–378r; ⟨VIII⟩, 378r–422v; IX, 422v–451r; X/XI, 451r–479r/473v–485r; XII, 485r–508v; XIII, 508v–543v. Heading for Book I not rubricated. Books III and IV are incomplete (several folios between 215v and 216r are missing). — No authorial or scribal colophon. Trimmed marginal collations and glosses in different hands, some corrections in the hand of the scribe.