[كتاب السياسة في تدبير الرياسة].

[Kitāb al-Siyāsah fī tadbīr al-riyāsah].

Uniform title
Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[Andalusia?], A.H. 797 (1394)
Description
1 online resource (22 leaves) : paper

Details

Subject(s)
Attributed name
Summary note
A popular treatise presented as a letter from Aristotle to Alexander the Great on statecraft, astronomy, astrology, magic, and medicine.
Notes
  • Binding: 19th-century red leather with flap (Type II); blind stamped central mandorla with two pendants on the vertical axis; blind tooled frame and border; blue paper doublure with yellow and black painted flower pattern.
  • Decoration: Rubrications in red and blue.
  • Layout: Written in 15 long lines.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Origin: Copy completed in A.H. 797 (1394; colophon, f. 22r); perhaps produced in Andalusia.
  • Pagination: Paper, i (19th-century?) + 22 + i (19th-century?) leaves; [169-212], modern pagination in blue ink, upper center.
  • Script: Written in neat maghribī script; pointed and vocalized.
  • Title from colophon (pages 211).
  • Watermark: Curved horn with a rope looped between the two ends, centrally placed.
Location of originals
  • Original Columbia, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
  • OPenn University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Language note
Arabic.
Provenance
  • Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.
  • Sold at auction at Christie's, 14 Oct. 2003, lot 23, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
References
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), pages 18 (LJS 456).
Cite as
LJS 456.
Other title(s)
  • Siyāsah fī tadbīr al-riyāsah
  • سياسة في تدبير الرياسة
OCLC
814246330
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