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Ptolemaeus Arabus et Latinus

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Alexandria, al-Maktaba al-baladiyya, 2057 D

[Colour scanned images of the body text without covers.]

Single work: Arabic. Date:



unknown place and scribe.


a damaged statement in black (p. I); librarian’s notes in pencil (pp. I and 35); accession number (inner front cover).


paper, I+35+IIa pp. (paginated with Hindu-Arabic numerals in pencil; catchwords). A single clear naskh hand in black; some section beginnings indicated by words rubricated with red ink; mostly dotted ductus, no hamzas or shaddas. Minor damage caused by insects at the top of some pages, text barely affected; all pages repaired with pasted paper slips, mostly in the upper corners; otherwise well preserved. 25 lines per page, lines on some pages partially numbered in pencil (pp. 9, 18, 24, 28, 30, 35).


astronomy and optics. — Index: Ptolemaica (pp. 1-35).


Abdelhamid I. Sabra, N. Shehaby and I. Madkour, Ibn al-Haytham: al-Shukūk ʿalā Batlamyūs (Dubitationes in Ptolemaeum), Cairo: The National Library Press, 1971, pp. IX, م ,ك; Yūsuf Zaydān, Fihris makhṭūṭāt Baladiyyat al-Iskandariyya, vol. I: Al-makhṭūṭāt al-ʿilmiyya (al-ṭabīʿiyyāt – al-riyāḍiyyāt – al-falak – al-ṭibb), Alexandria: Al-Hayʾa al-ʿāmma li-Maktabat al-Iskandariyya, 1996 (1417 H.), p. 369.

pp. 1‑35

\p. 1\ ⟨…⟩ قول الشيخ أبي علي الحسن بن الحسن بن الهيثم في الشكوك على بطلميوس. الحقّ مطلوب لذاته وكلّ مطلوب لذاته فليس يعني طالبه غير وجوده ووجود الحقّ صعب والطريق إليه وعر والحقائق منغمسة في الشبهات وحسن الظنّ بالعلماء طباع في جميع الناس. — \p. 35\ ⟨…⟩ وهذا آخر ما نقوله في كتاب المناظر وهو الحين الذي نختمّ فيه هذه المقالة تمّت مقالة ابن الهيثم في الشكوك على بطلميوس القلوذ.

= Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan Ibn al-Haytham, al-Shukūk ʿalā Baṭlamiyūs (C.1.1032). — Title: Qawl al-shaykh Abī ʿAlī al-Ḥasan ibn al-Ḥasan Ibn al-Haytham fī l-shukūk ʿalā Baṭlamiyūs (p. 1). — Additional titles: Shukūk Ibn al-Haytham ʿalā Baṭlamiyūs (p. I) — Index: author’s preface, pp. 1-2; on the Almagest, 2-19; on the Planetary Hypotheses, 19-33; on Optics, 33-35. The copy is incomplete, see Sabra and Shehaby, p. IX. — Undated scribal colophon (p. 35). Only very few marginal notes and corrections, sometimes trimmed; no glosses. Note of collation.