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Tehran, Kitābkhāna-yi Millī-yi Īrān, Arabic 392

[Colour scanned images of the body text and covers, with the margins cut off.‎]

Single work: Arabic.‎ Date:

24 Rajab 1311/31 January 1894 (p. 100).

Or.:

Tehran; copied by Ḥusayn ibn Naṣr Allāh al-Tafrashī (p. 100).

Prov.:

old shelfmarks: 402 in both European and Hindu-Arabic notation (p. II); 890 and 11200 (Millī Library, p. VIII); 890 repeated on the front cover. Some faded notes in pencil (p. Ia).

Cod.:

grey modern paper, IX + 101 + IIa pp. (paginated with Hindu-Arabic numerals starting from 1 on the second page of the main work, catchwords on verso pages). A single elegant and precise naskh hand; verba in dark red ink, introduced by an oversized formula kalima with abjad number in thick black naskh; commentary in black ink (with some formulaic expressions in red), always introduced by al-tafsīr in a similar layout as kalima; mostly dotted ductus with many shaddas and tanwīns and occasional hamzas and vowels. No diagrams; lists arranged in columns (pp. 26, 49-52, 66); abjad numbers. Codex in excellent condition. Dimensions: 215×130 mm; written area: 155×85 mm (Anwār); 16 lines per page. Covers in marbled pasteboards. Type III binding.

Cont.:

astrology. — Index: title page (p. II); Ptolemaica (IX-100); an additional chapter on medical astrology from Sharḥ al-Kulliyāt al-qānūn (sic) (p. 101). Blank: I; III-VII; Ia-IIa.

Lit.:

ʿAbdallah Anwār‎, Fihrist-i nusakh-i khaṭṭī-yi Kitābkhāna-yi Millī, vol. VII: Kutub-i ʿarabī az shumāra 1 tā 500‎, Tehran: Kitābkhāna-yi Millī-yi Īrān‎, 1977, p. 337.

pp. IX‑100

\1\ ⟨…⟩ فهذا كتاب ثمرة بطلميوس الحكيم من تمام الكتب الأربعة التي ألّفها في الأحكام لسورس تلميذه قال بطلميوس قد قدّمنا لك يا سورس كتبًا فيما يؤثّر الكواكب في عالم التركيب كثير المنفعة في تقدمة المعرفة وهذا الكتاب ما اشتملت عليه تلك الكتب وما خلّص عن التجربة منها وليس يصل إلى معرفته من لم يمعن النظر فيما قدّمناه قبله وفي علوم أخر من علوم الرياضيّة فكُن به سعيدًا. — \99\ ⟨…⟩ فهذا ما حضري من تفسير كلمات هذا الكتاب وأرجوا أن يكون مطيفًا بمعانيه مستوفيًا لشرحه والصواب أن تضعه في \100\ مستحقّيّه وتمنعه ممّن لا يؤثّر منه إلاّ التكثّر بملكه وترى أنّ حصوله في خزائنه معادل لثباته في خلده فيستقلّ الارتياض به ويعتمد في إحرازه لمكانه من الناس على المهابرة ولطيف التلبيس فإنّ احتيازه (sic) محرّم على أمثاله ومؤتمّ لموصّله إليه وأنا أسئل الله هدايتك وكفايتك وهو حسبي ونعم الوكيل تمّ كتاب بطلميوس المسمّى بالثمرة.

= Abū Jaʿfar Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf ibn Ibrāhīm ibn al-Dāya, Tafsīr Kitāb al-Thamara (C.3.0930), version with 102 verba. — Title: Sharḥ-i Ṣad kalima Baṭlamiyūs (II). — Additional titles: Kitāb Baṭlamiyūs al-musammā bi-l-Thamara (100). — Index: author’s introduction, p. IX; 102 verba intertwined with Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf’s commentary, pp. IX-100. — Dated scribal colophon (100) stating that the manuscript’s exemplar was completed by al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn ʿUmar al-Ṣūfī in mid Shaʿbān 391/mid July 1001. This refers to the manuscript Tehran, Malik, 5924, which was already in the Malik Library when the present manuscript was copied. The scribe reproduced the exemplar’s line and page breaks as well as all marginalia, but he indicated at least one variant reading from a different manuscript (p. 92).