[Gathering from Ikhtiṣār lil-maqālāt min kitāb Uqlīdis].

Euclid [Browse]
Uniform title
Manuscript, Book
[Egypt, Iraq, or Syria], A.H. 502 (1108-1109)
1 online resource (8 leaves) : paper, illustrations


Former owner
Summary note
One gathering, perhaps partial, from an abridgment in Arabic of Euclid's Elements, written on paper.
  • Collation: Paper, 8 ; 1⁸.
  • Decoration: Illustrated throughout with small geometric diagrams in red ink; rubrications in red including headings and overlines.
  • Layout: Written in 15 long lines; ruled with a misṭarah with approximately 8 mm. between lines, a standard measurement for manuscripts written in Egypt.
  • Ms. gathering.
  • Origin: From a parent manuscript (LJS 37) written in Fatimid Egypt, Iraq, or Syria, dated between A.H. Jumādá al-Ūlá and Ramaḍān 502 (Dec. 1108-April 1109).
  • Script: Written in naskh in dark brown ink; partially pointed.
  • Title supplied by cataloger.
Location of originals
  • Original Columbia, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
  • OPenn University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Location of other archival materials
The parent manuscript of this gathering is LJS 37.
Language note
  • Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
  • From a parent manuscript (LJS 37) that was in Persia in the 18th century.
  • Gift of Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2016.
  • LJS 460 sold at auction at Christie's, 17 Oct. 2003, lot 407, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), pages (LJS 460).
Cite as
UPenn LJS 460.
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