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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Cairo, Dār al-kutub, falsafa (W) 2837

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Collection of five works: Arabic. Date:

Sunday, 27 Dhū l-qaʿda 1361/6 December 1942 (p. 34).

Or.:

Cairo; copied by Muḥammad Ḥamdī from Cairo, Dār al-kutub, akhlāq Taymūr 290, pp. 302–332 (p. 34). Copies by Ḥamdī of other sections from the same exemplar are likewise kept in the Dār al-Kutub, e.g., Yaḥyā b. ʿAdī’s Kitāb fī Tahdhīb al-akhlāq (in falsafa (W) 2825, cf. Sayyid, vol. I, p. 188) and the epitomes of three works by Galen (in falsafa (W) 2830–2832, cf. Sayyid, vol. III, pp. 37–38).

Prov.:

acquisition number ‘991/1943’ (p. 1).

Cod.: modern yellowish paper, 34 pp. (paginated with Hindu-Arabic numerals at the centre top; catchwords). A single black naskh hand with angular features; fully dotted ductus, hamzas only when isolated, no vowels. Red ink for titles, as well as for the verbum numbering (in abjad notation) and ‘al-tafsīr’ in the Ptolemaic work. References to the page numbers of the exemplar (pp. 302–331) added in the margins. Dimensions: 255×185 mm; 21 lines per page. Codex in excellent condition.

Cont.: philosophy, astrology, and tales. — Index: Ptolemaica (pp. 1–4); fragment of Abū Ḥayyān al-Tawḥīdī, Kitāb al-Muqābasāt (pp. 4–5); some chapters attributed to Abū Sulaymān (al-Sijistānī l-Manṭiqī?) (pp. 5–11); excerpts on ethics including seven fragments of the Ikhtiṣār al-Iskandarāniyyīn (pp. 11–18, end missing); Kitāb Bilawhar wa-Yūdāsaf (pp. 19–34, beginning and end missing); final line of an unidentified treatise (p. 34). Blank: none.

Bibl.: Fuʾād Sayyid, Fihrist al-makhṭūṭāt. Nashra bi-l-makhṭūṭāt allatī qtanat-hā al-Dār min sanat 1936 – 1955, 3 vols, Cairo: Maṭbaʻat Dār al-Kutub, 1961–1963, vol. I, pp. 188 and 431; vol. III, pp. 37–38; GAS VIIFuat Sezgin, Geschichte des arabischen Schrifttums. Vol. VII: Astrologie – Meteorologie und Verwandtes bis ca. 430 H., Leiden: Brill, 1979, p. 157. Not included in the catalogue by KingDavid A. King, Fihris al-makhṭūṭāt al-ʿilmiyya al-maḥfūẓa bi-Dār al-Kutub al-Miṣriyya, 2 vols, Cairo: General Egyptian Book Organisation, 1981–1986.

pp. 1–⁠4

\p. 2\ قال بطليموس قد يقدر المنجّم على دفع كثير من أفعال النجوم إذا كان عالمًا بطبيعة ما يؤثّر فيه الفعل ووطّأ للفعل قبل وقوعه قابلًا يحتمله — \p. 4\ وقال أحمد إنّ الفلاسفة يرون أنّ المحبّة والنفضة سنّتان للنفس يمنعانها من حسن الاستبراء.

= Abū Jaʿfar b. al-Dāya, Tafsīr Kitāb al-Thamara (C.3.1)

, selection from a version with 100 verba. — Title: Min Kitāb al-Thamara li-Baṭlīmūs sharḥ Aḥmad b. Yūsuf al-Kātib (pp. 1 and 4). — Index: title page (p. 1); selection of verba (pp. 2–4). — Undated scribal colophon. A single marginal correction. This manuscript contains Pseudo-Ptolemy’s verba 5 and 9 with their respective commentaries as well as the beginning of the commentary on verbum 12. Defective as copied from a defective exemplar.