Sharḥ sharḥ al-Majisṭī شرح شرح المجسطي Nīsāpūrī, al-Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad نيسابوري، الحسن بن محمد

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The record is made up of Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. ii+343+ii. It was created in 16th century-17th century. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Supercommentary by al-Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥusayn Niẓām al-Dīn al-Aʿraj al-Nīsābūrī (الحسن بن محمد بن الحسين نظام الدين الأعرج النيسابوري; d. 1328 or 9) on Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad al-Ṭūsī's (نصير الدين محمد بن محمد الطوسي; d. 1274) Taḥrīr kitāb al-Majisṭī (تحرير كتاب المجسطي), an annotated edition of the Almagest (كتاب المجسطي) Ptolemy (Claudius Ptolemaeus; c 90-c 168). Al-Nīsābūrī completed his composition on 6 Sa‘bān 704/4 March 1305 (see author's colophon Section at the end of a manuscript text. , f. 343, lines 8-12).

This copy was transcribed by Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Hamadānī (محمد بن محمد بن الحسن الهمداني; see colophon Section at the end of a manuscript text. , f. 343r, line 15, transcribed below). Numerous diagrams.

Begins (f. 1v, lines 2-4):

السعد قرين من صدر كلامه بالحمد الواهب السعادة واليمن رسيف (؟) من أغلف

بمينبه يشكر بمري الريادة فأحمده على ما أولانا من النعم ذات الطول والعرض

وأشكره على أن جعلناه من الذين يتفكرون في خلق السموات والأرض ...

Ends (f. 343, lines 8-12):

... والحمد لله رب

العالمين صوره تأريخ النصيف أنهر التعليق بالفوز والنجاح به

صباح يوم الأربعاء لست خلون من الشهر المعظم شعبان عمت سامية (؟)

أربع وسبعمائة هجرية النبوية والحمد لله تعالى وحده وكفي والصلوة

على نبيه المصطفى وعلى آله مصابح الرجي وسلم تسليمًا كثيرًا

Colophon Section at the end of a manuscript text. (f. 343, lines 13-15):

قد تمت هذه النسخة الشريفة المسمى

بشرح شرح المجسطي للعلامة النيسابوري

على يد أقل الخليقة محمد بن محمد بن الحسن الهمداني

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Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. ii+343+ii
Physical characteristics

Material: Paper

Dimensions: 252 x 132 mm leaf [195 x 90 mm written]

Foliation: British Museum foliation in pencil

Ruling: Misṭarah ; 23 lines per page; vertical spacing 12 lines per 10 cm

Script: Naskh , unpointed; the scribe is Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Hamadānī (محمد بن محمد بن الحسن الهمداني; f. 343r, line 15)

Ink: Black ink, with overlinings and some diagrams in red

Binding: Islamic binding of red Russia leather, covers have blind-tooled double border of two fillets each

Condition: Minor damage to the edges of some leaves repaired

Marginalia: Many, most appear to be by hand of scribe

Seals: ff. 1v; the same small and illegible seal appears on the upper corner of many leaves especially towards end of volume

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Arabic in Arabic script
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Manuscript

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British Library: Oriental Manuscripts
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16th century-17th century (CE, Gregorian)
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Purchased from Mary Rich (née Mackintosh), widow of Claudius James Rich (1786-1821), Political Resident A senior ranking political representative (equivalent to a Consul General) from the diplomatic corps of the Government of India or one of its subordinate provincial governments, in charge of a Political Residency. in Baghdad (1808-1821), 25 March 1825

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Finding aids

Cureton, William and Charles Rieu, Catalogus codicum manuscriptorum orientalium qui in Museo Britannico asservantur. Pars secunda, codices arabicos amplectens (London: The British Museum, 1846-71), Item 392, p. 187

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Studies:

Morrison, Robert G., Islam and science: the intellectual career of Niẓ ām al-Dīn al-Nīsā būrī (London: Routledge, 2010)

Morrison, Robert G., 'Nīsābūrī: al-Ḥasan ibn Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥusayn Niẓām al-Dīn al-Aʿraj al-Nīsābūrī' in The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers , Thomas Hockey et al., eds. (New York: Springer, 2007) pp. 837

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