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Compendium of texts on mathematics and optics mostly by Alhazen (ابن الهيثم) [‎front] (1/270)

The record is made up of Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. iii+123+v. It was created in 16th century. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Collection of twenty-one treatises on mathematics, optics and related subjects.

Contents:

  • (1) Thābit ibn Qurrah (ثابت بن قرّة), Kitāb fī sanat al-shams bil-irṣād (كتاب في سنة الشمس بالإرصاد) (ff. 1v-9v);
  • (2) Abū Naṣr ibn ‘Irāq (أبو نصر بن عراق), Istikhrāj mā bayna al-markaz min al-Majisṭī al-shāhī (استخراج ما بين المركز من المجسطي الشاهي) (f 10r);
  • (3) Alhazen (ابن الهيثم), Qawl fī aḍwā’ al-kawākib (قول في أضواء الكواكب) (ff. 10v-12r);
  • (4) Alhazen (ابن الهيثم), Qawl fī ḍaw’ (قول في الضوء) (ff. 12v-17v);
  • (5) Alhazen (ابن الهيثم), Maqālah fī al-marāyā al-muḥriqah bil-quṭū‘ (مقالة في المرايا المحرقة بالقطوع) (ff. 18r-21r);
  • (6) Alhazen (ابن الهيثم), Maqālah fī al-marāyā al-muḥriqah bil-dā’irah (مقالة في المرايا المحرقة بالدائرة) (ff. 21v-25r);
  • (7) Alhazen (ابن الهيثم), Qawl fī al-makān (قول في المكان) (ff. 25v-27v);
  • (8) Alhazen (ابن الهيثم), Qawl fī shakal Banī Mūsá (قول في شكل بني موسى) (ff. 28r-32r);
  • (9) Alhazen (ابن الهيثم), Maqālah fī ḍaw’ al-qamr (مقالة في ضوء القمر) (ff. 32v-47v);
  • (10) Omar Khayyam (عمر الخيامي), Maqālah fī al-jabr (مقالة في الجبر) (ff. 48r-56r);
  • (11) Alhazen (ابن الهيثم), Maqālah fī misāḥat al-mujassam al-mukhāfī (مقالة في المساحة المجسّم المخافي) (ff. 56v-69v);
  • (12) Alhazen (ابن الهيثم), Maqālah mustiqṣāh fī al-shakl al-hilālīyah (مقالة مستقصاة في الشكل الهلالية) (ff. 70r-78v);
  • (13) Alhazen (ابن الهيثم), Maqālah fī ṣūrat al-kusūf (مقالة في صورة الكسوف) (ff. 79r-86v);
  • (14) Sijzī, Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad (سجزي، أحمد بن محمد), Thabat barāhīn ba‘ḍ ashkāl kitāb Ūqlīdis fī al-Ūṣūl (ثبت براهين بعض أشكال كتاب أوقليدس في الأصول) (ff. 87r-100r);
  • (15) Alhazen (ابن الهيثم), Qawl fī hay’at al-‘ālam (قول في هيئة العالم) (ff. 101r-116v);
  • (16) Alhazen (ابن الهيثم), Risālah fī barkār al-dawā’ir al-‘iẓām (رسالة في بركار الدوائر العظام) (ff. 116v-118r);
  • (17) Alhazen (ابن الهيثم), Qawl fī mas’alah ‘adadīyah mujassama (قول في مسئلة عددية مجسمة) (ff. 118v-119);
  • (18) Alhazen (ابن الهيثم), Qawl fī qismat al-khaṭṭ alladhī ista‘maluhu Arshimīdas fī al-Kurah wa-al-usṭūwānah (قول في قسمة الخط الذي استعمله أرشميدس في الكرة والأسطوانة) (f. 119v);
  • (19) Alhazen (ابن الهيثم), Mas’alah fī ikhtilāf manẓar al-qamr (مسئلة في اختلاف منظر القمر) (f. 120);
  • (20) Alhazen (ابن الهيثم), Qawl fī istikhrāj mas’alah ‘adadīyah (قول في استخراج مسئلة عددية) (f. 121);
  • (21) Alhazen (ابن الهيثم), Faṣl fī muqaddimat ḍil‘ al-musabba‘ (فصل في مقدمة ضلع المسبع) (ff. 122-123).
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Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. iii+123+v
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Material: Paper

Dimensions: 280 x 115 mm leaf [220 x 80 mm written]

Foliation: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. foliation in Western Arabic numerals stamped in black ink;

Ruling: Misṭarah ; 37 lines per page; vertical spacing 17 lines per 10 cm

Script: Naskh

Ink: Black ink, with diagrams and overlinings in red

Binding: British Museum binding

Condition: Some waterstains; because of extensive worm damage (not now visible) the entire manuscript has been disbound and each folio lined with silk, inlaid in western paper and attached to guards before being rebound

Marginalia: Very few

Seals: f. 1r

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