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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Princeton, University Library, Garrett 3517Y

[Black and white microfilm scans, without covers or binding.]

Single work: Arabic. Date:

completed in Rabīʿ al-awwal 1133/January 1721 (257r).


Qazvin, copied in the Dār al-sulṭa (257r); copied by Zayn al-ʿĀbidīn ⟨b.⟩ Shāh-Naẓar ⟨ʿAlī⟩ al-Ṭāliqānī (257r); another work copied by him is listed by al-ʿAllāma Aghā Buzurg al-Ṭihrānī, al-Dharīʿa ilā taṣānīf al-shīʿa, 2nd ed., Beirut: Dār al-aḍwāʾ, 1983, vol. XX, p. 185.


statement of ownership by Muḥammad Ismāʿīl dated 19 Rajab 1341/7 March 1923 (1r); old shelfmark: Y49 (inside cover).


paper, 257 ff. (foliated with Arabic-European numerals; catchwords). A single very 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. Fully dotted ductus; occasional vowels, substantial hamzas, and hardly any shaddas. Minor tables and horoscopes. Dimensions: 259×167 mm, written area: 187×103 mm; 23 lines per page. Moisture and mold stains. Minor restorations. Upper cover in red leather over paper pasteboard with guilloche outer border; marbled paper in the inside covers (online catalogue).


astrology. — Index: title page (1r); Ptolemaica (1v-257r). Blank: none.


Rudolf Mach, Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts (Yahuda Section) in the Garrett Collection, Princeton University Library, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977, p. 435 (no. 5050); Princeton University Library online catalogue: [accessed 27 November 2020].


\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 تُنبئ عن مبادئ صادقة بالمكونات المزمعة وذلك أن مبادئها الصادقة هي أشياء تبين بعضها في العلم الطبيعي وبعضها في العلم التعالمي — \257r\ ⟨…⟩ فهذا أشياء قد شرحتها لك فانعم الله النظر فيها وتأملها والله يهدي من يشاء إلى 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: Sharḥ Kitāb al-Maqālāt al-arbaʿa (1r). — Additional titles: Tafsīr Abī l-Ḥasan ʿAlī b. Riḍwān b. Jaʿfar al-mutaṭabbib li-Kitāb al-Arbaʿa li-Baṭlamiyūs al-Qalūdī fī l-qaḍāʾ bi-l-nujūm ʿalā l-ḥawādith (257r). — Index: I.1 (=I), 1v-25r; I.2 (=II), 25r-50r; I.3 (=III), 50v-69r; II.1 (=IV), 69r-91r; II.2 (=V), 91r-115r; II.3 (=VI), 115r-133r; III.1 (=VII), 133r-154v; III.2 (=VIII), 154v-178r; III.3 (=IX), 178r-204r; IV.1 (=X), 204r-223v; IV.2 (=XI), 223v-245r; IV.3 (=XII), 245r-257r. — Minor marginal corrections; almost no collations. No glosses. Occasional red labels describing the topic in the margin. A table of contents of Book III.1 in the margin.