سر الاسرار في علم الاثار ؛ شمسية في الكشف عن ما أودع في الجداول الزهرية.

Sirr al-asrār fī ʻilm al-āthār ; Shamsīyah fī al-kashf ʻan mā awdaʻ fī al-Jadāwil al-zahrīyah.

Author
Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[Morocco?], [between 1500 and 1799?)
Description
1 online resource (66 leaves) : paper, illustrations

Details

Subject(s)
Former owner
Contains
Summary note
Set of texts about geomancy. The second is a commentary and abridgement of a longer work on geomancy (ʻilm al-raml) by ʻUmar ibn Aḥmad ibn ʻAlī al-Khitāʼī.
Notes
  • Binding: Bound in red leather over paperboard with flap (Type II); covers blind stamped with central mandorla with paper onlay and frame; flap also blind stamped with paper onlay. Binding is in poor condition: flap has separated and front cover is held on only by two hinges.
  • Decoration: Rubrications; many leaves of tables included (f. 15r, 17r, 18r, 18v, 21r, 23r, 29r, 30v, 43v-66r inclusive).
  • Foliation: Modern western foliation added in pencil, upper left recto; catchwords every verso, lower left.
  • Layout: 21-23 long lines; frame ruled.
  • Ms. codex.
  • Origin: Written after 1426.
  • Script: Written in naskh in black.
  • Title of the manuscript from title of the first work (f. 1r) and the title of the second work (f. 37v).
Location of originals
  • Original Columbia, Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
  • OPenn University of Pennsylvania Libraries.
Language note
Arabic.
Provenance
  • Accessioned by the Libraries, 1891.
  • Likely acquired by Talcott Williams in Morocco; from The Daily Pennsylvanian, 5:18, 20 November 1889: "The University has recently received eighteen Arabic manuscripts, embracing judicial, historical and poetic works. These were procured by Mr. Talcott Williams, in his recent trip to Morocco".
Cite as
UPenn Ms. Codex 1918.
OCLC
1059578477
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