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[Risālah fi al-ʻamal bi-al-kurah] ... [etc.] [manuscript].

Author/Creator:
Qusṭā ibn Lūqā, ca. 820-ca. 912.
Publication:
[Cairo, Egypt], A.H. 950 (1543)
Format/Description:
Manuscript
18 leaves : paper, col. ill. ; 226 x 149 (172 x 90) mm. bound to 228 x 154 mm.
Subjects:
Astrolabes -- Early works to 1800.
Astronomical instruments -- Early works to 1800.
Astronomy, Arab -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Codices.
Diagrams.
Treatises.
Manuscripts, Arabic -- 16th century.
Manuscripts, Renaissance.
Language:
Arabic.
Summary:
Three astronomical treatises: the first and third are on the astrolabe (the third illustrated with several diagrams), and the second is more generally on astronomy. In the first treatise, the end of Chapter 22 through the beginning of Chapter 29 is missing (between f. 5v and f. 6r).
Contents:
1. f.1v-10v: [Risālah fi al-ʻamal bi-al-kurah / Qusṭā ibn Lūqā]
2. f.11r-12r: [Risālat kaifīyāt al-arṣād]
3. f.12v-18v: [Al-ʻamal bi-al-isṭirlāb]
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collation: Paper, 18; 1¹⁸; no foliation marked on leaves.
Layout: Written in 27 long lines.
Script: Written in Ottoman naskh script, with titles in a larger naskh script.
Decoration: 9 astronomical diagrams (f. 14v, 15r, 16r-18v) in red and black ink in third work; titles in green ink; significant words or phrases in red or green ink.
Binding: Marbled paper, Arabic inscription including date of Safar 950 in ink on upper cover.
Origin: Written in Cairo in A.H. Safar 950 (May-June 1453; f. 1r, 18v, upper cover).
Local notes:
Lawrence J. Schoenberg & Barbara Brizdle Manuscript Initiative.
Penn Provenance:
Sold at auction at Sotheby's, 1 June 1987, lot 138.
Formerly owned by Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan; sold at auction as part of his collection at Piasa (Paris), 7 June 1999, lot N.3.
Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, Mar. 2001.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
Cited in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 54 (LJS 412).
Cited as:
LJS 412
Contributor:
Aga Khan, Sadruddin, Prince, 1933-2003, former owner.
Contains:
Risālat kaifīyāt al-arṣād.
ʻAmal bi-al-isṭirlāb.
OCLC:
792897355
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