Three texts on mathematics

IO Islamic 1362

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The record is made up of Codex A collection of pages, usually gathered into quires, and bound between covers. ; ff. v+69+ii. It was created in 18th century. It was written in Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: Oriental Manuscripts.

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Content

Contents:

(1) Anonymous treatise on multiplication (ff. 1r-2v);

(2) al-‘Āmilī (العاملي), Khulāṣat al-ḥisāb (خلاصة الحساب; preface only, f. 4r);

(3) Luṭf Allāh ibn Aḥmad al-Muhandis al-Lahūrī (لطف الله بن أحمد المهندس اللهوري), Sharḥ Khulāṣat al-ḥisāb (شرح خلاصة الحساب; ff. 4v-69r).

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

Material: Eastern laid paper

Dimensions: 195 x 125 mm leaf [160 x 95 mm written (ff. 1r-2v), 100 x 57 mm written (ff. 4r-69r)]

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. Library foliation in pencil

Ruling: no ruling visibile, 23 lines per page, vertical spacing 15 lines per 10 cm (ff. 1r-2v); Misṭarah , 13 lines per page, vertical spacing 13 lines per 10 cm, (ff. 4r-69r)

Script: Naskh

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

Decoration: None

Binding: Half-leather 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. binding; boards covered with marbled paper

Condition: Minor insect damage worse towards front of volume, spine missing, dark tidemark in gutter margin towards back of volume

Marginalia: Many

Seals: ff. 4r and 69v

Written in
Arabic in Arabic script
Type
Manuscript

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British Library: Oriental Manuscripts
Access conditions

Unrestricted

Archive reference
IO Islamic 1362

History of this record

Date(s)
18th century (CE, Gregorian)
Provenance

East India Company Library: its seal (ff. 4r and 69v)

Immediate source of acquisition

Gaikwar (Gaekwad)

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Finding aids

Loth, Otto, A Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts in the Library of the 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. (London: Printed by order of the Secretary of State for India in Council, 1877), Item 761, p. 221

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