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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Istanbul, Süleymaniye Kütüphanesi, Ayasofya 4853‎

[Colour scanned images of the body text, upper and lower margins often cut off; no images of ‎covers or binding.‎]

Collection of more than 25 works: Arabic and Persian.‎ Date:

undated; ‘possibly beginning of the 7th/13th c.’ (Mahdawī, p. 338 fn. 2).

Or.:

Unknown; numerous unknown scribes.

Prov.:

an oval seal with the tughra of Sultan Bāyazīd II (r. 1481-1512) (2r, 132v); seal of Sultan Maḥmūd I (r. 1730-54) (2r); statement of endowment in favour of Sultan Maḥmūd I, received by Aḥmad Shaykh Zāda, inspector of endowments ‘in the two Holy Shrines’, with his seal (1v).

Cod.:

paper, I+134+Ia ff. (Persian safīna layout; foliated with Hindu-Arabic numerals at the centre bottom of recto pages, with 78 repeated; a similar foliation in the right margin of recto pages, crossed out when not matching the other; no catchwords or quire numbers). At least ten different naskh hands in black and brown (1-64v; 65v-76v; 77v-78bisr; 79r-94v; 95v-99v; 99v-101v; 101v-102v; 103v-110r; 111v-120r; 121v-134r). Ptolemaic hand (111v-120r): brown ink; red for title and verba numbering in Hindu-Arabic numerals, sometimes overlined; mostly dotted ductus with tanwīns, occasional vowels and hamzas, no shaddas. Diagrams only in the treatise on ff. 121v-134r, neat, in red and black, with abjad notation. Codex damaged by insects; binding seemingly loose. Dimensions: 17×12 cm (Mahdawī); 21 lines per page (15-16 on 95v-99v; 24-26 on 101v-102v).

Cont.:

philosophy, medicine, mysticism, astrology and astronomy. — Index: table of contents of the collection (1r); an older table of contents (2r); a collection of treatises by Ibn Sīna and Pseudo-Ibn Sīna: Risāla al-Arzāq (2v-6r; Mahdawī no.23); Risāla Īḍāḥ barāhīn mustanbaṭa fī masāʾil ʿawīṣa (6v-8v; no. 38); Risāla fī l-Akhlāq (9r-13r; no. 13); Faṣl ayḍan min kalāmihī […] fī l-akhlāq (13r); Ajwiba ʿan ʿasharat masāʾil (13v-18r; no. 6); al-Ajwiba ʿan masāʾil Abī al-Rayḥān al-Bīrūnī (18r-31r; no. 5); Risāla al-Firdaws (31r-40r; no. 192); Masʾalatān ayḍan min kalāmihī (40r-41r; no. 109); al-Jumal min al-adilla al-muḥaqqiqa li-baqāʾ al-nafs al-nāṭiqa (41r-45v; no. 52); Dustūr ṭibbī (45v-47v; no. 73); Risāla al-Nayrūziyya (47v-50v; no. 127); Risāla fī l-Ḥadath (50v-51r; no. 55); Risāla fī Khaṭaʾ man qāla inna l-kammiyya jawhar (51r-52r; no. 67); Risāla fī Khtilāf al-nās fī amr al-nafs wa-amr al-ʿaql, or Risāla ilā Kiyā (52r-53v; Mahdawī no. 12, Reisman no. I.B.c); Maqāla fī Khaṭaʾ man qāla inna al-kammiyya jawhariyya wa-man qāla inna shayʾan huwa jawhar wa-ʿarḍ maʿan (53v-59r; Mahdawī no. 68); Risāla fī Ithbāt al-nubūwa (59r-64v; no. 3) Risāla fī l-Qaḍāʾ wa-l-qadr (65v-76v; no. 100); some added notes in Persian (77v, 78v-78bisr); Risāla fī Jawhar al-ajsām al-samāwiyya (79r-87v; no. 53); Risāla fī l-Wusʿa (88r-89r; no. 129); several fāʾidas, some with material from the Mubāḥathāt (89r-94v; Mahdawī no. 200, Reisman nos I.A.c.1, I.A.c.2); Risāla al-Ṭayr (95r-99v; Mahdawī no. 88); Fawāʾid min Kitāb al-Taʿlīqāt (99v-101v); Maqāla fī l-Ishāra ilā ʿilm al-manṭiq (101v-102v; no. 28); Risāla fī Aqsām al-ʿulūm al-ʿaqliyya (103v-110r; no. 32); Ptolemaica (111v-120r); Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, Ḥall-i mushkilāt-i muʿīniyya (121v-134r). Blank: 65r, 77r, 78r, 78av, 103r, 110v-111r, 120v-121r.

Lit.:

Yaḥyā Mahdawī, Fihrist-i nuskhahā-yi muṣannafāt-i Ibn-i Sīnā, Tehran: Dānishgāh-yi Tihrān, 1954; Muḥammad Taqī Dānishpazhūh, Fihrist-i mīkrūfīlmhā-yi Kitābkhāna-yi Markazī-yi Dānishgāh-i Tihrān, vol. I, Tehran: Dānishgāh-yi Tihrān, 1969 (1348 H.S.), pp. 472-73 (film 438); David C. Reisman, The Making of the Avicennan Tradition. The Transmission, Contents, and Structure of Ibn Sīnā’s al-Mubāḥaṭāt (The Discussions), Leiden: Brill, 2002, pp. 50-51, 65.

‎111v‑120r‎

\111v\ ⟨…⟩ كتاب الثمرة لبطلميوس في الأحكام وهو مائة فصل ١ قال بطلميوس علم النجوم منك ومنها ٢ وليس للعالم بها أن ينبّئ بصورة الفعل الشخصيّة كما ليس للحاسّ أن يقبل صورة المحسوس الشخصيّة ... — \120r\ ⟨…⟩ وطلع ذو الذوابة في سنة اثنين وتسعين (sic) وأقام إحدى عشر ليلة يسير كلّ ليلة مسيرًا محسوسًا فدخل ابن خليج بعده بمدّة يسيرة وتصلّط على مصر ونواحيها.

= Pseudo-Ptolemy, Kitāb al-Thamara (B.1.1). — Title: Kitāb al-Thamara li-Baṭlamiyūs fī l-aḥkām, 111v. — Undated scribal colophon; a few corrections and glosses by the scribe. Verbum 80 omitted; verba 99 and 100 subsumed under verbum 99, then verbum 100 replaced by Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf’s commentary on it (C.3.0930) and introduced by qāla Aḥmad ibn Yūsuf.