كنه المراد في وفق الاعداد

Kunh al-murād fī wafq al-aʻdād.

Author
Format
  • Manuscript, Book
Language
Persian
Published/​Created
[between 17--? and 19--?]
Description
iii, 89, iii leaves: paper, ill. ; 250 x 160 (233 x 150) mm. bound to 262 x 170 mm.

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Summary note
Treatise on the drawing of magical squares (with numbers, letters, words, etc.) in three sections (lawḥ). This text is also attributed to Sharaf al-Dīn ʻAlī al-Yazdī (d. 858/1454).
Notes
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title from beginning of text (fol. 2a, l. 13).
  • The name of the author appears at the beginning of the text (fol. 2a, l. 7) and in several squares, the latter in the form "ʻamal Yaʻqūb ibn Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī" or "ʻamal Yaʻqūb ibn Muḥammad al-Ṭāʼūsī". See fol. 59a, 66a, 67b, 70a.
  • Physical description: 21 lines per page. Written in nastaʻlīq in black ink with use of red, with squares, tables and circles in red, black and yellow ink. A few tables are left blank. The text is framed within a gold, black and red border, with an outer frame made of a single blue fillet. Simple illuminated headpieces in red and gold on fol. 1b, 35b and 60b. Laid paper ; glossy.
  • Incipit: حمدى بر وفق اعداد نا متناهى مقرون تسبيح افراد وازواج مكوّنات
Binding note
Red leather over paper boards. Blind-stamped center and corner-pieces, with an outer frame consisting of two double-fillets.
Source acquisition
Purchase ; Smitskamp Oriental Antiquarian ; 2001
References
  • Storey, Charles. Persian literature, vol. II/3, 492/7
  • Āghā Buzurg al-Ṭihrānī. Dharīʻah (1330 h. sh.), vol. 18, no. 1272
  • Kâtip Çelebi. Kashf al-zunūn, vol. V, p. 260 (no. 10952)
OCLC
233824109
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