Risālah ilá al-Bīrūnī ; Kitāb al-Mubāḥathāt ... [etc.].

Author
Avicenna, 980-1037 [Browse]
Format
  • Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[1279]
Description
i, 311 leaves, i : paper ; 240 x 160 (175 x 115) mm. bound to 242 x 170 mm.

Details

Subject(s)
Form/​Genre
Manuscripts, Arabic—13th century
Related record(s)
Summary note
Collection of philosophical texts, mainly from Avicenna and al-Fārābī.
Notes
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
  • 23 lines per page. Written by one hand in a very clear medium small naskh in black ink with use of red. Dark cream paper with laid (and chain?, see fol. 302) lines visible. Collation notes (collation statements, see fol. 2b, 70Ab, 125a, 130a, where it is stated that this was copied from a copy by Mawlānā Khusraw Shāhī). The copyist is commenting on his exemplar (see fol. 12b). Foliation using Arabic numerals in the middle of the upper margin. Foliation in pencil using Western numerals in the left corner of the lower margin. The quires are numbered (see fol. 16a); catchword on the verso of each leaf. Fol. 143 is a later replacement. Some leaves are mended, with the text missing often re-written on the repair. From fol. 181 on, hole in each leaf (the text missing is re-written on the repair up to fol. 269, from there on, loss of text).
  • Copied in Shawwāl 677 according to colophons (fol. 12b and 175v).
Binding note
Red leather over paper pasteboards with a blind-tooled outer frame.
Contents
  • 1. fol. 1a: [Table of contents].
  • 2. fol. 1b-2b: [al-]Khuṭab wa-al-taḥmīdāt / Avicenna.
  • 3. fol 3b-12b: Risālah ilá Abī Rayḥān Muḥammad al-Bīrūnī / Avicenna.
  • 4. fol. 13b-17a: Maqālah fī khaṭaʼ man qāla inna shayʼan huwa jawhar wa-ʻaraḍ maʻan / Avicenna.
  • 5. fol. 17b-68a: Kitāb al-Mubāḥathāt / Avicenna.
  • 6. fol. 68b-70Ab: Ajwibah ʻan ʻashr masāʼil / Avicenna.
  • 7. fol. 70Ab-71a: Risālah fī al-radd ʻalá man qāla inna al-insān talāshā wa-faniya / Aflāṭūn.
  • 8. fol. 71b-89b: Iḥṣāʼ al-ʻulūm / Fārābī.
  • 9. fol. 90b-93a: Maqālah fī qawānīn ṣināʻat al-shuʻarāʼ / Fārābī.
  • 10. fol. 93b-125a: al-Kitāb fī mabādiʼ ārāʼ ahl al-madīnah al-fāḍilah / Fārābī.
  • 11. fol. 125b-130a: Tafsīr li-baʻḍ suwar kalām Allāh / Avicenna.
  • 11a. fol. 125b-128a: Tafsīr sūrat al-Ikhlāṣ / Avicenna.
  • 11b. fol. 128a-129b: Tafsīr sūrat al-Falaq / Avicenna.
  • 11c. fol. 129b-130a: Tafsīr sūrat al-Nās / Avicenna.
  • 12. fol. 130b-142a: Kitāb Taḥqīr al-ladhdhāt / Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī.
  • 13. fol. 142b-149a: Risālat al-Firdaws / Avicenna.
  • 14. fol. 149b-156a: al-Siyāsah / Avicenna.
  • 15. fol. 156b-158b: Risālat al-arzāq / Avicenna.
  • 16. fol. 159a-160a: Risālah fī īḍāḥ barāhīn mustanbaṭah fī masāʼil ʻawīṣah / Avicenna.
  • 17. fol. 160b-175b: Kitāb Mukhtaṣar Anūlūṭīqā al-ūlá / Fārābī.
  • 18. fol. 176a-177a: Risālah fī ḥarakat al-kull / Alexander of Aphrodisias.
  • 19. fol. 177b-266a: Taʻlīqāt / Avicenna.
  • 20. fol. 266b-270a: Kitāb fī ibṭāl aḥkām al-nujūm / Fārābī.
  • 21. fol. 270b-293b: Kitāb fī al-ārāʼ al-ṭabīʻīyah allatī taqūl bihā al-ḥukamāʼ / Pseudo-Plutarchus.
  • 22. fol. 294a-295a: al-Maqālah fī al-jihah allatī yaṣiḥḥu ʻalayhā al-qawl fī aḥkām al-nujūm / Fārābī.
  • 23. fol. 295b-305a: Risālah ilá al-Iskandar fī al-ʻālam wa-al-makhlūqāt [De mundo] / Pseudo-Aristotle.
  • 24. fol. 305b-310b: Sharḥ Waṣāyā Fūthāghūras al-faylasūf.
Provenance
Ownership statement on fol. 3a. Ownership stamp of ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad Riḍā ibn Mūsá ibn Jaʻfar Kāshif al-Ghiṭāʼ (1850-1931) in violet ink dated 1334 [1915 or 16] on several leaves. Acquired from Abraham Shalom Yahuda, 1942.
Source acquisition
Gift ; Robert Garrett, Class of 1897 ; 1942.
References
  • Mach, R. Yahuda, 431, 435, 437, 2486, 2950, 2984, 2989, 2994, 2995, 2996, 3002, 3009, 3010, 3011, 3013, 3014, 3016, 3017, 3018, 3020, 3156, 3867
  • Kritzeck, J. "Avicenniana. Une majmuʻa philosophique à Princeton", MIDEO 3 (1956), p. 375-380
  • Reisman, D. The Making of the Avicennan Tradition (2002), p. 67
Title on a modern spine label
  • Rasāʼil Ibn [Sīnā] wa-al-Fār[ābī ... wa-] al-Rāzī [...] wa-Aflā[...].
OCLC
70133428
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