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LJS 37 - Euclid - [Ikhtiṣār lil-maqālāt min kitāb Uqlīdis]
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 37 - Euclid - [Ikhtiṣār lil-maqālāt min kitāb Uqlīdis]
Author:
Euclid.
Title:
[Ikhtiṣār lil-maqālāt min kitāb Uqlīdis].
Elements. Arabic
Origin:
[Egypt, Iraq, or Syria], A.H. 502 (1108-1109)
Physical description:
93 leaves : paper, ill. ; 188 x 100 (145 x 60) mm. bound to 192 x 105 mm.
Summary:
Incomplete abridgment in Arabic of Euclid's Elements, written on paper. The first 6 leaves (f. i-5) are replacements, written on different paper in a later hand. The replacement title page gives the incorrect title Taḥrīr Uqlīdis kāmil (Complete edition of Euclid, usually used to refer to the version edited by Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, which this is not).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collation: Paper, i (endleaf)+6 (18th-century paper?)+87+i (endleaf) ; 1² 2⁴ 3-5¹⁰ 6¹⁴ 7⁶ 8¹⁴(-1) 9¹⁶ 10⁶ 11² ; [i, 1-92]; quire marks on upper left margin recto; modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto.
Layout: Written in 15 long lines; ruled with a misṭarah with approximately 8 mm. between lines, a standard measurement for manuscripts written in Egypt.
Script: Written in naskh in dark brown ink; partially pointed.
Decoration: Illustrated throughout with small geometric diagrams in red ink; rubrications including headings and overlines in red.
Binding: Contemporary morocco blind-stamped with a knotted rope medallion on both covers, rebacked; leather doublure.
Origin: Written in Fatimid Egypt, Iraq, or Syria, between A.H. Jumādá al-Ūlá and Ramaḍān 502 (Dec. 1108-April 1109), (f. 24v, 49r).
Owner's notes in Persian (f. 1r).
Cite as:
UPenn LJS 37.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 37
Vernacular script:
[اختصار للمقالات من كتاب اقليدس].
 
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