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LJS 392 - Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 1201-1274 - [Taḥrīr al-majisti]
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: LJS 392 - Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 1201-1274 - [Taḥrīr al-majisti]
Author:
Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 1201-1274.
Title:
[Taḥrīr al-majisti] [manuscript].
Origin:
[Iran?], A.H. 813 (1411)
Physical description:
213 leaves : paper ; 264 x 166 (166 x 95) mm. bound to 264 x 180 mm.
Summary:
Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī's 13th-century recension of Ptolemy's Almagest with the early 14th-century commentary of the Iranian scholar and astronomer Niẓām al-Dīn al-Nīsābūrī.
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collation: Paper, 213 + i. Catchwords on each leaf, lower left verso.
Layout: Written in 29 long lines.
Script: Written in a naskh script by Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥusayn al-Ḥasan (colophon, f. 213r)
Decoration: Large astronomical diagram in black ink on iridescent ground (f. 156r); numerous small astronomical diagrams and a few tables (f. 18v-19v) in red ink, some diagrams with additions in gold; selected words or phrases in red or gold; overlining in red.
Binding: 17th-century morocco with flap; blind-stamped medallion on covers and flap.
Origin: Possibly written in Persia, now Iran, dated 13 Dhū al-Qaʻda, A.H. 813 (9 Mar. 1411, colophon, f. 213r).
Cite as:
UPenn LJS 392.
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania LJS 392
 
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