شمس المعارف ولطائف العوارف

Shams al-maʻārif wa-laṭāʼif al-ʻawārif.

Author
Format
  • Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[1468]
Description
133 leaves : paper, ill. ; 179 x 132 (115 x 90) mm. bound to 182 x 140 mm.

Details

Subject(s)
Summary note
Short recension of an encyclopaedia of occult sciences, with tables, magical squares and talismans, divided into unnumbered chapters (faṣl). Several lacunae.
Notes
  • Ms. codex.
  • Title from colophon (fol. 132a).
  • 17 lines per page. Written in medium small naskh in black ink with use of red for headings and tables. On some fol., vocalization in brown ink (see fol. 85b-98b). Oriental glazed paper with no chain or laid lines visible. Notes in the margin. According to the catchwords, some leaves are missing (see between fol. 32 and 33). Seal on upper cover and on fol. 1a. Foliation in pencil using Western numerals. "104Y" noted in red pencil and "104Y" on a label on the upper cover. Same label on the spine. "ELS no. 258 [next line, in Arabic] Shams al-maʻārif wa-laṭāʼif al-ʻawārif [next line in Western numerals] 873" on a label pasted on the upper cover and on the pastedown of the lower cover.
  • The first leaf (originally fol. 1) has been pasted on the back of the upper cover.
  • Copied on Tuesday 14 Muḥarram 873 (colophon, fol. 132a).
  • Incipit: قال الشيخ الامام العالم العلامة القدوة المحقق محيي الدين ابو العباس احمد بن الشيخ الاجل المقرى الى الحسن على يوسف الردسى البونى رح[...] الحمد لله الدى اطلع شمس المعرفه من عيب الغيب حياة للبصاير ونورا للابصار
  • Explicit: من كل العوايق إنك انت الخلّاق الرزّاق اللهم كما رضيت وقدّرت حتّى لا يحجب تعجيل ما اخرت ولا تاخير ما عجلت وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد واله وصحبه وسلم تسليما كثيرا ابدا
Binding note
Cloth over paper pasteboard (only the lower cover is extant).
Provenance
Acquired from Abraham Shalom Yahuda, 1942.
Source acquisition
Gift ; Robert Garrett, Class of 1897 ; 1942.
References
  • Mach, R. Yahuda, 5202
  • Brockelmann, C. GAL, I, 497 (5/3)
  • Brockelmann, C. GAL, SI, 910 (6/3)
  • Ullmann, M. Die Natur- und Geheimwissenschaften, p. 390-391
  • Fahd, T. Divination, p. 230-231
OCLC
68209556
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