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al-Fatḥ al-ẓāhir wa-al-naṣr al-bāhir fī fann ramy al-ṭūb wa-al-qunburah. = الفتح الظاهر والنصر الباهر في فن رمي الطوب والقنبرة.

Author/Creator:
ʻAṭṭār, Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn, 1764-1827 or 1828.
عطار، محمد بن حسين، 1764-1827 or 1828
Publication:
[Syria?], A.H. 1233 (1818)
Format/Description:
Manuscript
21 leaves : paper, illustrations ; 216 x 156 mm bound to 218 x 158 mm.
Subjects:
Artillery -- History.
Turkey -- History -- Ottoman Empire, 1288-1918.
Manuscripts, Arabic -- 19th century.
Form/Genre:
Codices (bound manuscripts)
Diagrams.
Tables (documents)
Language:
Arabic.
Summary:
Short treatise on artillery containing an introduction, three topics, and a conclusion (f. 2r). Contains eight diagrams (f. 4r, 5r, 7v, 10r, 11v, 12r, 13r, 21v) and two tables (f. 14v, 19v); composition dates given in fractions (f. 2v and 21r).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from title page (f. 1r).
Foliation: Foliated in upper left recto in contemporary Hindu-Arabic numerals in black ink, 37-57, modern foliation in pencil in western numerals added, 1-21, upper left recto. All references in the record are to modern foliation.
Layout: 13 long lines with wide margins for illustrations.
Script: Written in later naskh in black ink; pointed, unvocalized.
Decoration: Contains 8 diagrams (f. 4r, 5r, 7v, 10r, 11v, 12r, 13r, 21v) and two tables (f. 14v, 19v).
Binding: Brown leather over paperboard (Type III); blind stamped mandorlas on front and back covers.
Origin: Written in the Middle East, possibly Syria by Muḥammad ʻAṭṭār in A.H. 1233 (1818). The fraction date in the colophon works out to Ṣafar 24, 1233 (January 3, 1818)(f. 21r), and the date of beginning the copy works out to Muharram 15, 1233 (November 25, 1817) (f. 2v).
Penn Provenance:
Formerly owned by Mohamed Makiya.
Sold at auction at Christie's (South Kensington) as part of the Mohamed Makiya collection, 18 April 2016, lot 172.
Cited as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1893.
Contributor:
ʻAṭṭār, Muḥammad al-Dimashqī.
Makiya, Mohamed, former owner.
عطار، محمد الدمشقي.
OCLC:
1059578349
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