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LJS 441 - Jaldakī, Aydamar ibn ʻAbd Allāh, active 1349-1361 - [Kitāb al-Miṣbāḥ wa-nuzʹhat al-arwāḥ fī ʻilm al-miftāḥ fī al-ḥikmah al-Ilāhīyah wa-al-ṣināʻah al-falsafīyah wa al-nātijah al-ʻalīyah] ... [etc.]
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 441 - Jaldakī, Aydamar ibn ʻAbd Allāh, active 1349-1361 - [Kitāb al-Miṣbāḥ wa-nuzʹhat al-arwāḥ fī ʻilm al-miftāḥ fī al-ḥikmah al-Ilāhīyah wa-al-ṣināʻah al-falsafīyah wa al-nātijah al-ʻalīyah] ... [etc.]
Author:
Jaldakī, Aydamar ibn ʻAbd Allāh, active 1349-1361.
Title:
[Kitāb al-Miṣbāḥ wa-nuzʹhat al-arwāḥ fī ʻilm al-miftāḥ fī al-ḥikmah al-Ilāhīyah wa-al-ṣināʻah al-falsafīyah wa al-nātijah al-ʻalīyah] ... [etc.] [manuscript].
Miṣbāḥ fī ʻilm al-miftāḥ fī al-ḥikmah al-Ilāhīyah wa-al-ṣināʻah al-ḥikmīyah
Origin:
[Aleppo?, Syria, ca. 1562]
Physical description:
128 leaves : paper ; 212 x 155 (165-170 x 110-115) mm. bound to 213 x 160 mm.
Summary:
14th-century treatise on alchemy based on the work of the 8th-century alchemist and chemist Jābir ibn Ḥayyān, copied in A.H. 970 (1562), followed by a pseudo-Platonic work on alchemy with commentary (tafsīr) attributed to Jābir ibn Ḥayyān. Some marginal notes.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title for manuscript from title of first and predominant work.
Foliation: Paper, 128; [1-128], modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto. Catchwords on each leaf, lower left recto.
Layout: Written in 21 (f. 1-92) and 27 (f. 93-128) long lines.
Script: Written in a naskh script in the hand of Shams al-Dīn ibn ʻAbbās of Aleppo (f. 1-92) and a second hand (f. 93-128).
Decoration: 3 drawings of plants in red ink (f. 91r-91v), with green coloring added to one of them; penwork in black and red ink around colophon of first work (f. 92v); 2 circular diagrams inside upper cover; some words and sentences written or underlined in red ink, more frequently in the first work (f. 1-92).
Binding: Later morocco, bottom cover blind-stamped with a central medallion, top cover laid with paper decorated with a cut-out pattern.
Origin: Probably written in Aleppo, Syria, ca. 1562 (date of first work, f. 92v).
Cite as:
LJS 441
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania LJS 441
Vernacular script:
مصباح في علم المفتاح في الحكمة الالاهية والصناعة الحكمية
 
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