كتاب المتوسطات.

Kitāb al-mutawassiṭāt.

Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[1265-1371?]
Description
1 online resource (180 foliated leaves) : paper, illustrations

Details

Subject(s)
Former owner
Borrower
Translator
Scribe
Editor
Contains
Summary note
17 works, chiefly Arabic translations of Greek treatises and responses to them concerning geometry and astronomy, given a collective title that signifies that these works were to be read after Euclid's Elements in preparation for Ptolemy's Almagest (note on flyleaf 3r, at front of book). Four works (12, 13, 16, 17) are not translations, one (9) is qualified as revised by al-Kindī, one (16) is copied in a different style, and one (17) is on music. A table of contents is included (flyleaf 1 verso, at front of book), and the colophon of work 15 (f. 160v) says that Kitāb al-mutawassiṭāt is complete before listing the next two works that will follow.
Notes
  • Decoration: Rubrications in red and heavier black; numerous diagrams in red and black; tables in red and black.
  • Illegible stamp (f. 1r) along with several notes from readers and former owners (f. 1r).
  • Layout: 27 lines per page with some marginalia.
  • Manuscript codex.
  • Origin: The third work is dated 663? A.H. (f. 64r) and the 16th work is dated 773 A.H. and was copied by Muḥammad ibn Shadīd al-Ṭabīb al-Kāzarūnī (f. 163v).
  • Script: Written chiefly in naskh in black ink; partially pointed; one work copied in nastaʻlīq in black ink; pointed.
  • Shelfmark: MS Or 306.
  • Title from title page (f. 1r) and colophon of one work (f. 160r).
Location of originals
  • Original Columbia, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
  • OPenn University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Source of description
Item cataloged from digital facsimile and existing description.
Binding note
Black leather over pasteboard with gold tooled border and corner decorations; marbled paper pastedowns and endleaves.
Language note
Arabic.
Contents
  • 1. F. 1V-11R: Taḥrīr Kitāb Al-Muʻṭīyāt / Uqlīdis
  • 2. F. 11V-24V: Kitāb Al-Ukar / Thāwudhūsīyus
  • 3. F. 25R-27R: Taḥrīr Kitāb Al-Kurah Al-Mutaḥarrikah / Awtūlūqūs
  • 4. F. 27V-64R: Taḥrīr Kitāb Mānālāwus Fī Al-Ashkāl Al-Kurīyah / Mānālāwus
  • 5. F. 65V-72V: Taḥrīr Al-Manāẓir / Uqlīdis
  • 6. F. 73R-82V: Kitāb Ẓāhirat Al-Falak / Uqlīdis
  • 7. F. 83R-92R: Kitāb Thāwudhūsīyus Fī Al-Ayyām Wa-Al-Layālī / Thāwudhūsīyus
  • 8. F. 92V-100R: Kitāb Awtūlūqūs Fī Al-Ṭulūʻ Wa-Al-Ghurūb / Awtūlūqūs
  • 9. F. 100V-101V: Kitāb Isqilawus Fī Al-Maṭāliʻ Mimmā Aṣlaḥahu Al-Kindī / Isqilawus
  • 10. F. 102R-107R: Kitāb Aristarkhus Fī Jirmay Al-Nayyirayn Wa-Buʻdayhimā / Aristarkhus
  • 11. F. 107V-111V: Taḥrīr Kitāb Al-Maʼkhūdhāt / Arshimīdas
  • 12. F. 112R-115V: Taḥrīr Kitāb Al-Mafrūḍāt / Thābit Ibn Qurrah Al-Ḥarrānī
  • 13. F. 116R-122V: Kitāb Maʻrifat Masāḥat Al-Ashkāl Al-Basīṭah Wa-Al-Kurīyah / Banī Mūsá Muḥammad Wa-Al-Ḥasan Wa-Aḥmad
  • 14. F. 123R-159R: Kurah Wa-Al-Usṭuwānah / Arshimīdas
  • 15. F. 159R-160V: Maqālat Arshimīdas Fī Taksīr Al-Dāʼirah / Arshimīdas
  • 16. F. 161R-163: Risālah Fī ʻamāl Al-Asṭurlāb / Ḥarrarahā Muḥammad Ibn Shadīd Al-Ṭabīb Al-Kāzarūnī
  • 17. F. 164R-179V: Kitāb Al-Adwār Fī Al-Mūsīqá / ʻabd Al-Muʼmin Ibn Yūsuf Al-Urmawī
Provenance
  • Formerly owned by Aḥmad ibn Muṣṭafá; loaned to Muḥammad Saʻīd ibn Ḥarīrīʹzādah (note f. 1r).
  • Formerly owned by George Arthur Plimpton (bookplate inside back cover).
  • Formerly owned by Muḥammad ʻĀrif Bīr Miʻmārān (note f. 1r).
Source acquisition
Gift of George Arthur Plimpton, 1936.
Other format(s)
Also available as a digital facsimile.
Other title(s)
  • Mutawassiṭāt.
  • متوسطات.
  • Muʻṭīyāt.
  • المعطيات.
  • Kitāb al-ukar.
  • كتاب الأكر.
  • Fī al-ashkāl al-kurīyah.
  • في الأشكال الكرية.
  • Kitāb al-manāẓir.
  • كتاب المناظر.
  • Ẓāhirat al-falak.
  • ظاهرة الفلك.
  • Fī al-ayyām wa-al-layālī.
  • في الأيام والليالي.
  • Fī al-ṭulūʻ wa-al-ghurūb.
  • في الطلوع والغروب.
  • Fī al-maṭāliʻ mimmā aṣlaḥahu al-Kindī.
  • في المطالع مما أصلحه الكندي.
  • Fī jirmay al-nayyirayn wa-buʻdayhimā.
  • في جرمي النيرين وبعديهما.
  • Kitāb al-maʼkhūdhāt.
  • كتاب المأخوذات.
  • Kurah wa-al-usṭuwānah.
  • الكرة والاسطوانة.
  • Maqālat Arshimīdas fī taksīr al-dāʼirah.
  • مقالة ارشميدس في تكسير الدائرة.
  • Risālah fī ʻilm al-asṭurlāb.
  • رسالة في علم الأسطرلاب.
  • al-Kurah al-mutaḥarrikah.
  • الكرة المتحركة.
OCLC
1097682681
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