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LJS 37 - Euclid - [Ikhtiṣār min al-maqālāt min kitāb Uqlīdis]
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 37 - Euclid - [Ikhtiṣār min al-maqālāt min kitāb Uqlīdis]
Author:
Euclid.
Title:
[Ikhtiṣār min al-maqālāt min kitāb Uqlīdis] [manuscript].
Elements. Arabic
Origin:
[Egypt, Iraq, or Syria], A.H. 502-504 (1108-1111)
Physical description:
93 leaves : paper, ill. ; 188 x 100 (145 x 60) mm. bound to 192 x 105 mm.
Summary:
Epitome or abridgement in Arabic of Euclid's Elements, written on paper. The title page (f. i), first 4 leaves of text (f. 1-4), and a blank leaf (f. 5) are replacements, written on different paper in an 18th-century hand. The replacement title page gives the incorrect title Taḥrīr Uqlīdis kāmil (Complete commentary on Euclid); the manuscript does not contain a commentary.
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]; modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto.
Layout: Written in 15 long lines; ruled with a mistara with approximately 8 mm. between lines, a standard measurement for manuscripts written in Egypt.
Script: Written in naskh script.
Decoration: Illustrated throughout with small geometric diagrams in red ink; headings and overlining in red.
Binding: Contemporary morocco blind-stamped with a knotted rope medallion on both covers, rebacked.
Origin: Written in Fatimid Egypt, Iraq, or Syria, from A.H. 1 Jumada 502 (Dec. 1108, f. 24v) to A.H. 4 Ramadan 504 (30 Mar. 1111, f. 49r).
Cite as:
UPenn LJS 37.
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania LJS 37
 
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