كتاب مدخل كوشيار ورسالة في الحساب ... [الخ.]

Kitāb Madkhal Kūshyār wa-Risālah fī al-ḥisāb ... [etc.].

Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
Khwārazm?, [between 1263 and 1580]
Description
51 leaves : paper ; 192 x 147 (120-125 x 105) mm bound to 192 x 152 mm.

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Subject(s)
Donor
Rare books genre
Getty AAT genre
Contains
Summary note
Collection of treatises on astrology/astronomy and arithmetics.
Notes
  • Ms. composite codex.
  • Title from inscription on fol. 1a.
  • Inscription in Western numerals in black ink on the upper left corner of the upper cover (corresponds to Brill's list. See Houtsma, M. Th. Catalogue d'une collection de manuscrits arabes et turcs, no. 502). Magical square on fol. 1a. Contains tables, some on smaller pieces of paper pasted between the leaves. Fol. 45 is a later replacement.
  • Collation: Paper ; fol. 51 ; modern foliation in pencil using Western numerals.
  • Layout: 15-17 lines per page.
  • Description: Rubricated ; MS in fair condition, stained and mended.
  • Paper: Dark cream paper with thich laid lines and pulp visible.
  • Origin: Last text apparently completed at the end of Shawwāl 661 [Sept. 1263] in Khwārazm (see end of text, fol. 51a). It is not clear whether this date applies to the redaction of the text or to the copy. Several dated inscriptions on fol. 1a and 51b, the earliest dated Shawwāl 988 H. [1580] (fol. 1a).
  • Incipit: [كتاب مدخل] قال ابو الحسن كوشيار بن لبان بن باشهرى الحيلى انى جمعت فى هذا الكتاب من اصول صناعة الاحكام وجملها والطرق الى التصرف فيها واستعمالها -- [فصل في معرفة] فصل فى معرفة طلوع الشعري والطالع عند طلوعها وموضع الفجر في ذلك الافق وطريقته ان تصد الشمس حتى تصير في اربع درج ومصف وربع وثمن -- [رسالة لطيفة في حساب] الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلوة على خير خلقه محمد واله اجمعين قال الامام الاجل الافضل شرف اللمة والدين ابو على محمود بن محمد الجغمينى رحمه الله صور الحساب تسع وهى
  • Explicit: [كتاب مدخل] يكون ذلك طالع الشره والكواكب المقومة لذلك الوقت كواكب الشره وجعل طالع التحويل وبرج -- [فصل في معرفة] وان بقى ثلاثة فتطلع في الساعة الثامنة ... هو مولد السنه التمورية وذهذ الطوالع المذكورة تكون بخط الاستوى اعنى وسط الارض والله اعلم -- [رسالة لطيفة في حساب] فالحاصل ان كعب ايه منزلة كانت من المكعبات هو من سميها من الكسور تم بخوارزم ... فى مدرسة الصدرية فى اواخر شوال سنه احدى وستين وستمايه
Binding note
Later half-bound type III (without flap) binding in brown leather and paper over paper pasteboards. Endbands.
Contents
  • 1. fol. 1b-45b: Kitāb Madkhal Kūshyār. Introduction to astrology, incomplete at end. The text ends abruptely in the middle of Part III, ch. 20.
  • 2. fol. 46a: Faṣl fī maʻrifat ṭulūʻ al-Shiʻrá. Short chapter on the appearance of Sirius (al-Shiʻrá al-Yamānīyah).
  • 3. fol. 46a-51a: Risālah laṭīfah fī ḥisāb / Sharaf al-millah wa-al-dīn Abū ʻAlī Maḥmūd ibn Muḥammad al-Jaghmīnī. Short treatise on arithmetic.
Provenance
Several inscriptions on fol. 1a and 51b, including ownership statements. Fol. 1a: ownership statement in the name of ʻAnbar al-Ḥ---ī al-Mīqātī (dated 15 Shawwāl 988 [Nov. 23, 1580]) ; ʻAlā al-Dīn ibn Nāṣir al-Dīn al-Ṭarābulusī al-Ḥanafī (dated 1016 H. [1607 or 8], price: 30) ; one erased except for the word "al-Mīqātī" (dated Rabīʻ al-Awwal 989 [April-May 1581]), written in the hand of Shaykh Sulaymān al-Falakī ; inscription "1226" H. [1811 or 12]. Fol. 51b: partly crossed out waṣiyah dated 997 H. [1588 or 9] ; ownership statement with name obliterated except for the words "al-Shāmī al-mīqātī" (dated "Rabī al-Awwal sanah [no date]"). Waqf (see inscriptions on margins of fol. 1b-2a). Acquired by Robert Garrett from Brill, Leyden, 1900.
Source acquisition
Gift ; Robert Garrett, Class of 1897 ; 1942.
References
  • Hitti, P. Garrett coll., 969, 1032
  • Kūšyār Ibn Labbān's Introduction to Astrology. Edited and Translated by Michio Yano (1997), p. xiii-xiv.
  • King, D. Fihrist al-makhṭūṭāt al-ʻilmīyah al-maḥfūẓah fī Dār al-kutub al-miṣrīyah (1986), II, 6/3/11.
  • Brockelmann, C. GAL, I, 473 (5/II) ; SI.
Other format(s)
Microfilm negative available for reproduction.
Other title(s)
  • Faṣl fī maʻrifat ṭulūʻ al-Shiʻrá.
  • فصل في معرفة طلوع الشعرى.
  • Maʻrifat istikhrāj al-Shiʻrá.
  • معرفة استخراج الشعرى.
  • Risālah fī al-ḥisāb.
  • رسالة في الحساب.
  • Risālah mukhtaṣarah fī al-ḥisāb.
  • رسالة مختصرة في الحساب.
  • Risālah fī ḥisāb al-tisʻ.
  • رسالة في حساب التسع.
OCLC
163843088
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