Kitāb al-tadhkirah fī al-hay’ah كتاب التذكرة في الهيئة Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad طوسي، نصير الدين محمد بن محمد and al-Tabṣirah fī ʿilm al-hayʾah التبصرة في علم الهيئة Kharaqī, ʻAbd al-Jabbār ibn ʻAbd al-Jabbār خرقي، عبد الجبار بن عبد الجبار

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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+111+iii. It was created in 1107. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Two treatises on astronomy.

Contents:

(1) al-Ṭūsī (الطوسي) Kitāb al-tadhkirah fī al-hay’ah (كتاب التذكرة في الهيئة; ff. 2r-60v);

(2) al-Kharaqī (الخرقي), al-Tabṣirah fī ‘ilm al-hay’ah (التبصرة في علم الهيئة; ff. 61r-110r);

The copy was completed in 1107/1695-96 by Muḥammad Riḍā ibn ‘Azīz Allāh al-Tūnī (محمد رضا ابن عزيز الله التوني, see scribe's colophon Section at the end of a manuscript text. , f. 110r, lines 12-13).

Extent and format
Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. ii+111+iii
Physical characteristics

Material: Eastern laid paper

Dimensions: 335 x 210 mm leaf [275 x 140 (item 1: ff. 2r-60v), 265 x 145 mm written (item 2: ff. 61r-110r)]

Foliation: Eastern Arabic foliation in black ink; British Museum foliation in pencil; mid- quire Collection of papers folded in half and stitched together to form a gathering of folios. marks (quinions) in the form of a small circle (or Eastern Arabic numeral 5) in upper left-hand corners of mid- quire Collection of papers folded in half and stitched together to form a gathering of folios. versos

Ruling: Misṭarah ; 15 lines per page (item 1: ff. 2r-60v), 17 lines per page (item 2: ff. 61r-110r); vertical spacing 6 lines per 10 cm (item 1: ff. 2r-60v), vertical spacing 7 lines per 10 cm (item 2: ff. 61r-110r)

Script: Naskh ; the scribe (of at least item 2: ff. 61v-110r) is Muḥammad Riḍā ibn ‘Azīz Allāh al-Tūnī (محمد رضا ابن عزيز الله التوني, f. 110r, lines 12-13)

Ink: Black ink, with rubricated headings, overlinings and diagrams in red

Binding: Black leather binding with red leather spine and blind-tooled border and medallion

Condition: Minor water stains worse towards front of volume

Marginalia: Very few

Seals: ff. 2r, 60v, 61v and 110r

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Arabic in Arabic script
Type
Manuscript

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British Library: Oriental Manuscripts
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Unrestricted

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History of this record

Date(s)
1107 (AH, Hijri qamari)
Provenance
Immediate source of acquisition

Purchased from Mrs Taylor, widow of Colonel Robert Taylor (1788-1852), 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 (1828-43), 14 April 1860

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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 1339, p. 620

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Kitāb al-tadhkirah fī al-hay’ah كتاب التذكرة في الهيئة Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad طوسي، نصير الدين محمد بن محمد and al-Tabṣirah fī ʿilm al-hayʾah التبصرة في علم الهيئة Kharaqī, ʻAbd al-Jabbār ibn ʻAbd al-Jabbār خرقي، عبد الجبار بن عبد الجبار, British Library: Oriental Manuscripts, Add MS 23394, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/archive/81055/vdc_100037573307.0x000001> [accessed 17 February 2020]

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