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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Tehran, Kitābkhāna-yi markazi-i Dānishgāh-i Tehrān, 474

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

Single work: Arabic. Date:

completed in 1236/1820-1 (171r).

Or.:

unknown, probably Iran; copied by Ḥusayn (171r).

Prov.:

two fainted oval seals (1r); seals of the Central Library of the University of Tehran (Ir, IIr, 1r, 3r, 5v, Iav); old shelfmark: 60 (Ir).

Cod.:

paper, II+171+Ia ff. (foliated with Hindu-Arabic numerals at the top of verso folios; catchwords). A single small and readable naskh hand in black; book and chapter headings in red; the word qāla introducing text by Ptolemy and by ʿAlī b. Riḍwān in red. Inconsistently dotted ductus; no vowels or shaddas and minor hamzas. Minor tables and horoscopes. Dimensions: 31×20 cm, written area: 22×12 cm; 24 lines per page. Mold stains; minor ink smudges. Cover in green leather over paper pasteboards; blind-stamped medallion and pendants on covers. Type III binding.

Cont.:

astrology. — Index: a biographical note about Ptolemy and a table of contents (IIr-IIv); Ptolemaica (1v-171r). Blank: Iv.

Lit.:

Muḥammad Taqī Dānishpazhūh, Fihrist-i Kitābkhāna-i ihdāʾī-i Āqā Sayyid Muḥammad Mishkāt bih Kitābkhāna-i Dānishgāh-i Tihrān, vol. III/2 [=4], Tehran: Dānishgāh-i Tihrān, 1953 (1332 H.S.), pp. 862-63; 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. 17).

1v‑170v

\1v\ ⟨…⟩ قال أبو الحسن علي بن رضوان بن علي بن جعفر المتطبب: قصدنا أن نشرح أقاويل الحكيم بطلميوس في صناعة القضاء بالنجوم على الحوادث. فنقول: إن القضاء بالنجوم على الحوادث صناعة تنبئ عن مبادئ صادقة بالمكونات المزمعة وذلك أن مبادئها الصادقة هي أشياء تبين بعضها في العلم الطبيعي وبعضها في العلم التعالمي — \170v\ ⟨…⟩ فهذه أشياء قد شرحتها لك فانعم النظر فيها وتأملها والله يهدي من صراط مستقيم.

= ʿAlī ibn Riḍwān‎‎, Abū l-Ḥasan ibn ʿAlī al-Miṣrī, Tafsīr al-Maqālāt al-arbaʿ fī l-qaḍāʾ bi-l-nujūm ʿalā l-ḥawādith (C.2.1050). — Title: Tafsīr Abī l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Riḍwān b. Jaʿfar al-mutaṭabbib li-Kitāb al-Arbaʿa Baṭlamiyūs al-Qalūdī fī l-qaḍāʾ bi-l-nujūm ʿalā l-ḥawādith (171r). — Index: I.1 (=I), 1v-19r; I.2 (=II), 19r-37r; I.3 (=III), 37r-50r; II.1 (=IV), 50r-64r; II.2 (=V), 64r-79v; II.3 (=VI), 79v-91r; III.1 (=VII), 91r-105r; III.2 (=VIII), 105r-120v; III.3 (=IX), 120v-137r; IV.1 (=X), 137r-149v; IV.2 (=XI), 150r-163r; IV.3 (=XII), 163r-171r. — Dated scribal colophon. Hardly any marginal corrections. Some additions in the margins in a nastaʿlīq hand. No glosses.