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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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London, British Library, Add. 7473

[Colour scanned images of the body text, covers and binding‎.]

Collection of works: Arabic. Date:

Dhū l-qaʿda 639/May 1242 (172v).

Or.:

unknown; unknown scribe. The base manuscript of Fī l-Ashkāl al-ṣanawbariyya or Kitāb al-Makhrūṭāt by Apollonius of Perga and of al-Qawl fī al-Namūdhārāt by Abū Maʿshar was copied in Mahdiyya (Tunis?) in Rabīʿ al-awwal 531/December 1136 (172v, 178r).

Prov.:

a statement of ownership by Ibrāhīm b. Ṭuhr al-Tabrīzī (1r).

Cod.:

paper, I+198+Ia ff. (foliated with corresponding Hindu-Arabic and Arabic-European numerals on recto folios; quires numerated at center top of verso folios with Arabic and zimām numerals and with Arabic numbers written out in full; catchwords in some works by a later hand). A single clear naskh hand in brown; centered work, book and chapter titles in brown or red naskh or thuluth; occasional titles in a later black hand. Abjad notation overlined in brown. Substantially dotted ductus; occasional vowels and shaddas; occasional hamzas; kāfs are indicated with a second smaller kāf above. Very few tables and numerous diagrams in a limited number of works; diagrams and tables in red with abjad notation in brown; few blank spaces left for diagrams. Dimensions: 326×235 mm, written area: 215×155 mm; 27 lines per page. Mold and moisture stains; occasional rewriting in black of fainted text; some burns; restored. Covers in reddish leather over paper pasteboards with fillets. Half-bound. Type III binding.

Cont.:

philosophy, history, mathematics, astrology, astronomy and astrometeorology. — Index: table of contents in a different hand (1r); Kitāb al-sīra al-falsafiyya by Muḥammad b. Zakarīyāʾ al-Rāzī (1v-5v); Maqāla fī l-Nafs by Bakr b. Qāsim b. Abī Thawr al-Mawṣulī for his master Abū ʿUthmān Saʿīd b. Yaʿqūb al-Dimashqī (6r-12r); Masāʾil allātī saʾala ʿan-hā Abū Mūsā ʿIsā b. Asad by Thābit b. Qurra (12v-16v); Kitāb al-Khamsīn masʾala fī kasr al-manṭiq by Abū l-Najā l-Fāriḍ (16v-26v); Sīyāsat al-nufūs by Sinān b. Thābit (26v-31v); Risāla Tataḍammana ādāb wa-ḥikma by an anonymous author (31v-33r); Qawl fī l-Akhbār allātī yukhbiru bi-hā kathīrūn by Ḥasan b. Sahl b. al-Shamkh b. Ghālib (33v-40v); Sharḥ Risālat Adab al-kātib li-Abī Muḥammad ʿAbd Allāh b. Muslim b. Qutayba by Abū l-Qāsim b. ʿAbd al-Raḥmān b. Isḥāq al-Zajjājī (41r-58v); al-Mukhtaṣar fī l-qirānāt by Ibn Abī Ṭāhir (59r-63v); al-Juzʾ al-awwal min Kitāb al-Jafr fī l-tabṣira fī Sharḥ al-shuhūr al-ʿarabiyya wa-l-rūmiyya wa-burūji-hā wa-mā fī-hā wa-manāzil al-qamar wa-l-anwāʾ wa-ṭulūʿ al-manāzil wa-ghurūb al-naẓāʾir wa-dhikr al-tawārikh wa-l-riyāḥ wa-hubūbi-hā wa-l-ʿalāmāt al-ṣādiqa wa-l-barāhīn al-nayyira al-wāḍiḥa wa-l-qamar ʿinda l-ṭulūʿ wa-l-maghīb mim-mā qāla-hu Arisṭūṭālīs min ḥarakāt al-ḥayawān wa-ʿalāmāt al-sharāb wa-ghayri dhālika wa-ḥawādith al-jaww wa-ʿalāmāt al-nayyirāt wa-l-andāʾ wa-l-amṭār mim-mā istakhraja min Kitāb Dāniyāl wa-Sulaymān b. Dāwud ʿalay-himā l-salām wa-shahada bi-dhālika l-falāsifa wa-l-ʿamāliqa by an anonymous author (64r-81r); Ptolemaica (81v-102v); Kitāb al-ʿamal bi-l-ṣafīḥa al-zījiyya al-mawḍūʿa li-taqwīm al-kawākib wa-taʿlīl al-taʿdīl ʿala mā tūjibu-hu al-hayʾa al-falakiyya by Abū Isḥāq Ibrāhīm b. al-Zarqīlah al-Ṭulayṭulī (103r-107v); Kitāb fī Ḥisāb ruʾyat al-ahilla by Thābit b. Qurra (108r-113r); Risāla fī Mā taqarrara ʿinda-hu fī ḥujaj al-muthbitīn li-l-māḍī mubdāʾan zamāniyyan wa-taḥlīli-hā ilā l-qīyāsāt by Ibn Sīnā (113v-121v); Kitāb al-Madkhal ilā ʿilm al-ʿadad by Nicomachus of Gerasa translated by Thābit b. Qurra (122r-164r); Fī l-Ashkāl al-ṣanawbariyya or Kitāb al-Makhrūṭāt by Apollonius of Perga (164v-172v); al-Qawl fī al-Namūdhārāt by Abū Maʿshar (173r-175v); Risāla fī Mulk al-ʿarab wa-kamiyyati-hi by Yaʿqūb b. Isḥāq al-Kindī (175v-178r); Fuṣūl on philosophy by an anonymous author (178r-178v); Dalīl mūjaz ʿalā ḥadath al-ʿālam by Abū l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Riḍwān (178v); Maqāla fī l-Ḍarb wa-l-qisma bi-l-hindī min ghayr maḥw wa-la naql by Abū l-Majd b. ʿAṭīya (179r-188r); Maqāla fī l-Nafs by Ibn Sīnā (188v-198v). Blank: none.

Lit.:

William Cureton and Charles Rieu, Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo Britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens, pars II, London: Curatorum Musei Britannici, 1852, pp. 205-09 (no. CCCCXXVI); Bernard R. Goldstein, The Arabic Version of Ptolemy’s Planetary Hypotheses, Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1967, p. 5; Régis Morelon, ‘La version arabe du Livre des hypothèses de Ptolémée’, Mélanges de l’Institut Dominicain d’Etudes Orientales 21 (1993), pp. 7–85, here p. 9; ‘British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, Add. MS 7473’, in Qatar Digital Library, https://www.qdl.qa/en/archive/81055/vdc_100023601232.0x000001 [accessed 27 November 2020].

81v‑102v

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\81v\ ⟨…⟩ المقالة الأولى من كتاب بطلكيووس في الهيئة المسّى بالاقتصاص. قال بطلميوس: إنّا قد وصفنا يا سوري في الأقاويل التي وصفناها في الأمور التّعليميّة وأثبتنا ذلك بقياس بُرهاني وبيّنا الشيء الذي يجب أن يكون كل واحد منها موافقا فيه لما يظهر لنا والشيء الذي لا يوافقه فيه ليبين بهذا أمر الحركة المستديرة اللازمة ضرورة للأشياء التي تقيمها الطبيعة الثابتة على حال واحدة المستوية النظام — \102v\ ⟨…⟩ والذي يجتمع من الجداول الثانية وهو بعد منتهى شمال الفلك المائل عن فلك التدوير من أوج فلك التدوير إلى ما يتقدّم من القوس العليا والذي يجتمع من الجداول الرابعة هو بعد مركز الكواكب من منتهى شمال الفلك المائل عن فلك التدوير إلى ما يتلوا من القوس العليا. تمّت المقالة الثانية من كتاب بطلميوس في الهيئة المسمى بالاقتصاص وتم الكتاب بتمامها ولواهب العقل الحمد والشكر دائمًا.

= Ptolemy, Kitāb al-Iqtiṣāṣ (A.3.1). — Title: Kitāb fī l-Hayʾa al-musammā bi-l-Iqtiṣāṣ (81v). — Index: Book I, 81v-92v; Book II, 93r-102v. — A couple of marginal corrections by a later hand; collated (92v); no glosses. Empty spaces for diagrams (100v, 101v).