Three treatises on meteorological divination

Or 14791

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The record is made up of Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. i+69+i. It was created in 1295. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Three treatises on the prediction of future events based on astronomical, meteorological and other natural phenomena. The contents of the volume are:

  • Fihrist Arisṭā [ ṭā ] līs (ff 1v-37r);
  • Treatise on meteorological divination attributed to the prophet Daniel (ff 37r-64r);
  • Ramādī, Ibn Murād, Tarṣīd shaḥr al-Muḥarram al-mubārrak (ff 64v-69v).

The manuscript was copied on 19 Ṣafar 1295 (22 February 1878; see colophon Section at the end of a manuscript text. of Item Three, f. 69v).

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Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. i+69+i
Physical characteristics

Material: Paper

Dimensions: 162 x 120 mm leaf [113 x 70 mm written]

Foliation: Arabic pagination in blue crayon; British Museum foliation in pencil

Ruling: None visible; 15 lines per page; vertical spacing 13 lines per 10 cm

Quires: Seven quires of ten leaves; quire Collection of papers folded in half and stitched together to form a gathering of folios. marks in blue crayon in upper left-hand corners of ff. 11r, 21r, 31r, 41r, 51r and 61r

Script: Naskh

Ink: Black ink, with rubrications

Binding: British Museum binding with envelope flap

Condition: Excellent condition, with light foxing

Marginalia: some section headings marked باب in blue crayon, and very few marginal corrections and notes (e.g. ff. 57r, 68v and 69v)

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Arabic in Arabic script

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British Library: Oriental Manuscripts
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Or 14791

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1295 (AH, Hijri qamari)

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