Shelfmark:

Isl. Ms. 119

Title:

[Khulāṣat al-ḥisāb ... etc.,between 1126 and 1129, i.e. 1714 to 1717].[خلاصة الحساب ... الخ,بين 1126ه و 1129ه، 1714م الى1717م].

Author:

ʻĀmilī, Bahāʼ al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn,1547-1621عاملي، بهاء الدين محمد بن حسين.

Place/Date of Production:

[1714-1717].

Size:

175 leaves :paper ;206 x 155 (131-145 x 65-71) mm. bound to 207 x 160 mm.

Summary:

Fine copy of a collection of treatises pertaining to mathematics and astronomy, including Bahāʼ al-Dīn al-ʻĀmilī's manual of arithmetic, a commentary on the same by ʻUmar ibn Aḥmad al-Māʼī al-Chillī (fl. 17th cent.), an anonymous treatise on the astrolabe, a treatise on the astrolabic quadrant by Ibn al-Majdī (d.1447), a treatise on the use of the sine quadrant by Sibṭ al-Māridīnī (b. 1423), and an anonymous commentary on a treatise on time reckoning by Yaḥyá ibn Muḥammad al-Ḥaṭṭāb (d.1586 or 7). Brief excerpts (as well as a table) on astronomical topics are found between these main works.

Other Title(s):

Sharḥ al-Muqaddimah al-mukhtaṣarah fī maʻrifat istikhrāj aʻmāl al-layl wa-al-nahār min rubʻ al-dāʼirah.شرح المقدمة المختصرة في معرفة استخراج اعمال الليل والنهار من ربع الداشرة.Risālah fī asmāʼ al-rusūm al-marsūmah ʻalá al-ālah al-musammāh bi-al-asṭurlāb al-shamālī dhāt al-ṣafāʼihرسالة في اسماء الرسوم المرسومة على الالة المسماة بالاسطرلاب الشمالي ذات الصفائح

Subject(s):

Arithmetic--Early works to 1800.
Mathematics, Arab--Early works to 1800.
Astrolabes--Early works to 1800.
Astronomical instruments--Early works to 1800.
Quadrants (Astronomical instruments)--Early works to 1800.
Astronomy, Arab--Early works to 1800.
Horology--Early works to 1800.
Manuscripts, Arabic--Michigan--Ann Arbor.
ʻĀmilī, Bahāʼ al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn,--1547-1621.--Khulāṣat al-ḥisāb.
Ḥaṭṭāb, Yaḥyá ibn Muḥammad,--1496 or 7-1586 or 7.--Muqaddimah mukhtaṣarah fī maʻrifat istikhrāj aʻmāl al-layl wa-al-nahār min rubʻ al-dāʼirah.

Language:

Arabic.

Notes:

Ms. codex.
Title supplied by catloguer.

Incipit:

[Khulāṣat al-ḥisāb] "نحمدك يا من لا يحيط بجميع نعمه عدد ... وبعد فهذه رسالة في الحساب مرتبة على مقدمة وعشرة ابواب" ; [Sharḥ Khulāṣat al-ḥisāb] "يا من عجز عن جميع تضاعف نعمه اقلام افهام العقلاء ... اما بعد فيقول الفقير الى الله الغني عمر بن احمد الشهير بالمائي والچلي رسمت فيما مضى في ايام التحصيل واثناء التدريس والتعطيل تعليقات على المواضع المشكلة وتنبيهات على رموز المباحث المفصلة في الرسالة البهائية في الحساب المشهور فيما بين اولى الالباب ..." ; [Risālah fī fī asmāʼ al-rusūm al-marsūmah ...] "الحمد لله حمدا يليق بجلاله والصلوة والسلام على خير خلقه محمد واله وصحبه اجمعين وبعد فهذه رسالة مختصرة اذكر فيها اسماء الرسوم المرسومة على الالة المسماة بالاسطرلاب الشمالي ذات الصفائح وبعض اعمالها ..." ; [Risālah fī al-ʻamal bi-al-rubʻ al-marsūm bi-al-qanṭarāt] "قال الشيخ ...شهاب الدين احمد بن المجدي ... الحمد لله حمد الشاكرين وصلوته على سيدنا محمد واله الطيبين الطاهرين وبعد فهذه رسالة في العمل بالربع المرسوم بالقنطرات ..." ; [Risālah fī al-ʻamal bi-al-rubʻ al-mujayyab] "الحمد لله رب العالمين ... وبعد فهذه رسالة في العمل بالربع المجيب مشتملة على مقدمة وعشرين بابا ..." ; [Sharḥ al-Muqaddimah al-mukhtaṣarah ...] "اي الف والاسم مشتق في السمو وهو العلو ..."

Explicit:

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Colophon:

"Scribal," triangular, reads: "تم الكتاب بعون الله الملك الوهاب في سنة ۱۱۲۹ في الشهر المحرم في يوم ۱ ۲ على يد علي بن مصطفى غفر الله لهما ولوالديهما امين تم" ; "Scribal," triangular, reads: "تمت في سنة ۱۱۲۹ في شهر محرم في يوم ۲٨" ; "Scribal," triangular, reads: "تم تم تم في سنة ۱۱۲۹ في شهر محرم في يوم ۲۳" ; "Scribal," triangular, reads: "تم تم تم سنة ۱۱۲٦ في ص ۱٥" ; "Scribal," triangular, reads: "تمت الكتاب بعون الله الملك الوهاب سنة ۱۱۲۹ في شهر م في يوم ۲۰"

Dedication:

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Contents:

1. p.6-p.57 : Khulāṣat al-ḥisāb / Bahāʼ al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn al-ʻĀmilī.
2. p.58-p.61 : [blank].
3. p.62-p.224 : [Sharḥ al-Risālah al-Bahāʼīyah fī al-ḥisāb] / ʻUmar ibn Aḥmad al-Māʼī al-Chillī.
4. p.225 : [blank].
5. p.226-p.248 : [Risālah fī asmāʼ al-rusūm al-marsūmah ʻalá al-ālah al-musammāh bi-al-asṭurlāb al-shamālī dhāt al-ṣafāʼih].
6. p.249-250 : [Excerpt from "Risālah min rasāʼil al-asṭurlāb," etc.]
7. p.250-p.262 : Risālah fī al-ʻamal bi-al-rubʻ al-marsūm bi-al-qanṭarāt / Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Rajab ibn al-Majdī.
8. p.263-p.268 : [blank].
9. p.269 : [Excerpt addressing "maʻrifat darajat al-shams bi-al-taqrīb"].
10. p.270-p.285 : Risālah fī al-ʻamal bi-al-rubʻ al-mujayyab / Badr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Sibṭ al-Māridīnī.
11. p.286 : ["Jadwal ṭūl al-buldān ..."].
12. p.287 : [blank].
13. p.288-p.354 : [Sharḥ al-Muqaddimah al-mukhtaṣarah fī maʻrifat istikhrāj aʻmāl al-layl wa-al-nahār min rubʻ al-dāʼirah].

Physical Details:
Collation:

ii, 2 V(20), IV (28), 7 V(98), 2 VI(122), V (132), IV+1 (141), 2 V(161), IV (169), III (175), ii ; chiefly quinions ; lacks proper catchwords, but last word of final line on the verso of each leaf is usually repeated at the beginning of the first line on the following recto ; pagination in pencil, Western numerals, supplied during digitization (includes flyleaves and skips two pages between pp.355-356).

Layout:

Written in 17 and 21 lines per page ; frame-ruled.

Script:

Naskh ; clear, bold Turkish hand ; seriffed with right-sloping head-serif on nearly all vertical shafts ; effect of tilt to left ; many closed counters ; tapered descenders ; portion of text on p.300 supplied in a different hand.

Decoration:

Keywords, section headings, numerals, and abbreviation symbols rubricated ; occasional textual divders in the form of red discs ; some geometric diagrams in red.

Support:

European laid paper with 11 laid lines per cm. (vertical), chain lines spaced 26-27 mm. apart (horizontal), and three hats watermark ; well-burnished.

Binding:

Pasteboards covered in laid paper with spine, fore-edge flap, and edges/turn-ins in dark red-brown leather ; Type II binding (with flap) ; board linings in laid paper ; sewn in pink thread, two stations ; worked endbands in pink and green, poor condition ; overall in poor condition with significant abrasion, staining, severe lifting and losses of paper and leather (especially upper cover), delamination of boards, etc.

Former Shelfmarks:

British Museum, London "No. 141. Risalah fi 'l-hisab."

Origin:

As appears in colophon on p.224, copied by ʻAlī ibn Muṣṭafá. Transcription of second work completed 12 Muḥarram 1129 [December 1716]. As appears in colophon on p.248, transcription of third work completed 28 Muḥarram 1129 [January 1717]. As appears in colophon on p.262, transcription of fourth work completed 23 Muḥarram 1129 [January 1717]. As appears in colophon on p.285, transcription of fifth work completed 15 Ṣafar 1126 [January 1714]. As appears in colophon on p.354, transcription of final work completed 20 Muḥarram 1129 [January 1717].

Ownership and History:

Bookplate of British Museum, London on interior of upper cover, "British Museum, London. No. 141. Risalah fi 'l-hisab." ; circular seal impression with figure of goat/gazelle in purple ink as well as inscription "175" in Western numerals on front flyleaf (p.3) ; extensive glosses and occasional marginal corrections.

Contributor(s) / Included work(s):

05--Chillī, ʻUmar ibn Aḥmad al-Māʼī,--fl. 17th cent.--Sharḥ al-Risālah al-Bahāʼīyah fī al-ḥisāb.
05--چلي, عمر بن أحمد المائي.--شرح الرسالة البهائية في الحساب.
06--Ibn al-Majdī, Aḥmad ibn Rajab,--1366-1447.--Risālah fī al-ʻamal bi-al-rubʻ al-marsūm bi-al-qanṭarāt.
06--ابن المجدي، احمد بن رجب.--رسالة في العمل بالربع المرسوم بالقنطرات.
07--Sibṭ al-Māridīnī, Badr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad,--b. 1423.--Risālah fī al-ʻamal bi-al-rubʻ al-mujayyab.
07--سبط المارديني، بدر الدين محمد بن محمد.--رسالة في العمل بالربع المجيب.
Sharḥ al-Muqaddimah al-mukhtaṣarah fī maʻrifat istikhrāj aʻmāl al-layl wa-al-nahār min rubʻ al-dāʼirah.شرح المقدمة المختصرة في معرفة استخراج اعمال الليل والنهار من ربع الداشرة.Risālah fī asmāʼ al-rusūm al-marsūmah ʻalá al-ālah al-musammāh bi-al-asṭurlāb al-shamālī dhāt al-ṣafāʼihرسالة في اسماء الرسوم المرسومة على الالة المسماة بالاسطرلاب الشمالي ذات الصفائح

Scribe(s):

08 ʻAlī ibn Muṣṭafá, fl. 1726, scribe. 08 علي بن مصطفى, ناسخ.

Former Owner(s):

Unidentified-Can you help supply this information? Please comment!

In Collection:

Tiflis Collection.

References:

Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 414 ; SII 596Brockelmann, C. GAL,SII 596/8 Cmt. fBrockelmann, C. GAL,II 128 ; SII 158Brockelmann, C. GAL,II 200Brockelmann, C. GAL,II, 393

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Posted by evyn on August 16, 2010
Tags: Arabic MSS, Fully Catalogued, Tiflis Collection

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