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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Tehran, Kitābkhāna-yi Millī-yi Īrān, Ar. 946

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

Collection of two works: Arabic.  Date:

Monday, 16 Muḥarram 1274 AH/7 September 1857 Gregorian.


unknown; unknown scribe. 


a statement of purchase in Tehran dated 1316/1898 together with a religious seal on p. 2 and a square seal of the Milli Library dated 7 Jūmāda II 1316/23 October 1898; several newer square and round seals of the Milli Library, partially faded (for example pp. 1, 2, 317). Old shelfmark: 31 Q.


western laid paper (six chain-lines in regular distance) with watermark (emblem with Latin cross, decorative outline and floral ornament on top, see p. I), III+325+Ia pp. (irregular and incidentally erroneous pagination with pencil in Hindu-Arabic numerals (odd numbers corresponding to verso pages), no catchwords). The same combination of works is also found in the earlier MS Tehran, Majlis Library, 17286. A single, very clear naskh hand in black; book and chapter headings in red, some empty spaces reserved for rubrication; ink partially erased and new text supplemented, apparently by the scribe. Mostly dotted ductus; no indication of vowels or hamzas, ocasional shaddas. No tables; empty spaces reserved for horoscopes on pp. 266, 269 and 271. Dimensions: 205×300 mm; written area: 115×215 mm; 25 lines per page (misara imprints visible). Very good condition, some small scorch marks. Cover in simple brown leather with grid pattern over paper pasteboards. Type III binding.



astrology. — Index: Ptolemaica (1-317); Pseudo-Zarathustra’s Quotes Interspersed with Single Verba of the Centiloquium (318-319). Blank: pp. 320-325.


ʿAbdallāh Anwār et al., Fihrist-i nusakh-i khaṭṭī-yi Kitābkhāna-i Millī, 52 vols to date, Tehran: Kitābkhāna-i Millī, 1965–2018, vol. VIII, p. 441; QasemluPayervand:2011, p. 355.

pp. 1‑317

\p. 1\ ⟨…⟩  قال أبو الحسن علي بن رضوان بن علي بن جعفر المتطبّب: قصدنا أن نشرح أقاويل الحكيم بطلميوس في صناعة القضاء بالنجوم على الحوادث. فنقول إنّ القضاء بالنجوم على الحوادث صناعة تُبنى عن مبادئ صادقة بالمنكوّبات المزمعة. — \p. 315\ ⟨…⟩ فهذه أشياء قد شرحتها لك فانعم النظر فيها و تأمّلها والله يهدي 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). — Index: I.1 (=I), pp. 1-30; I.2 (=II), 30-60; I.3 (=III), 60-84; II.1 (=IV), 84-111; II.2 (=V), 111-141; II.3 (=VI), 141-163; III.1 (=VII), 163-[176]; III.2 (=VIII), [176]-190; III.3 (=IX), 190-218; IV.1 (=X), 218-250; IV.2 (=XI), 250-302; IV.3 (=XII), 302-317. — Dated scribal colophon. Almost no marginal corrections. No glosses.