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LJS 407 - Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 1201-1274 - [Collection of astronomical texts]
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 407 - Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 1201-1274 - [Collection of astronomical texts]
Author:
Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 1201-1274.
Title:
[Collection of astronomical texts] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Iran, between 1500 and 1525]
Physical description:
77 leaves : paper ; 166 x 112 (150 x 85) mm. bound to 175 x 120 mm.
Summary:
Collection of astronomical works by Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, which include material on sunset and sunrise, the size of the earth, the moon, the distance to the moon, the distance between the sun and the planets, movement of the spheres, and eclipses. Some marginal notes in another hand, affected by trimming.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, i + 77 + i; [1-77], modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto.
Layout: Written in 21 long lines.
Script: Written in a naskh script by a single hand.
Decoration: 15 astronomical diagrams in red and black; headings and selected words in red.
Binding: Later morocco, gilt-stamped; spine at the manuscript's top edge, like a notepad.
Origin: Written in Persia, now Iran, in the early 15th century.
Cite as:
UPenn LJS 407.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania LJS 407
 
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