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Ḥall al-ṭilsam wa-kashf al-sirr al-mubham = حل الطلسم وكشف السر المبهم.

Author/Creator:
Ghamrī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad, -1499 or 1500.
غمري، احمد بن محمد، -1499 أو 1500.
Other Title:
Ḥall al-ṭilasm wa-kashf al-sirr al-mubham
Ḥall al-ṭillasm wa-kashf al-sirr al-mubham
Publication:
A.H. 1186 (1772)
Format/Description:
Manuscript
40 leaves : paper ; 230 x 170 (170 x 90) mm bound to 235 x 187 mm.
Subjects:
Divination -- Religious aspects -- Early works to 1800.
Islamic magic -- Early works to 1800.
Talismans -- Religious aspects -- Early works to 1800.
Alchemy -- Early works to 1800.
Divination -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Form/Genre:
Codices (bound manuscripts)
Manuscripts, Arabic -- 18th century.
Language:
Arabic.
Summary:
Work on alchemy.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from introduction (f. 2r); alternate titles supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Contemporary foliation in Hindu-Arabic numerals in black ink, upper left recto. Later pagination also in Hindu-Arabic numerals added in pencil, lower center.
Layout: 26 long lines.
Script: Written in informal naskh; pointed, unvocalized.
Decoration: Rubrications in red including some marginal headers. Medallions in a different red also appear in the margins, though these may be a later addition. Four leaves of modern handmade paper added to the ends when the text was rebound.
Binding: Quarter covers with the remnants of blue paper over card; brown leather spine.
Origin: The copy was finished on 18 Shaʻbān 1186 (13 November 1772).
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
Penn Provenance:
Acquired in 2014.
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1963.
Contributor:
Alumni and Friends Memorial Book Fund.
OCLC:
1083523370
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