[Seven texts on alchemy].

Format
Manuscript, Book
Language
Arabic
Published/​Created
[16--?]
Description
190 leaves : paper, illustrations ; 251 x 146 mm. bound to 257 x 156 mm.

Details

Subject(s)
Rare books genre
Contains
Notes
  • Ms. composite codex.
  • Table of contents, index and alchemical diagrams at beginning of MS.
  • Collation: Paper ; fol. i + 190 + i ; pagination in ink using Hindu-Arabic numerals ; modern foliation in pencil using Western numerals.
  • Layout: Text written on diagonal, alternating directions on each page.
  • Description: Rubricated ; overlining in red.
  • Incipit: [كتاب الاركان] الحمد لله الفرد الصمد واحد الوجود ... الکتاب الاول نذکر فيه زيبق الشرق -- [المصباح] بسملة و به نستعين و بهداية الله و نوره نهتدى بذکر المفتاح -- [غاية السرور] الحمد لله مالك الملك الحق القدير ... اما بعد فان الانسان -- [باب في عمل] من کتاب جابر باب فى عمل الشعر ان تأخذ شعرا -- [رسالة في تدبير] خذ الحجر الکريم فى نزول الشمس فى الحمل
Binding note
Type III (without flap) binding in dark brown leather. Blind-stamped mandorla and blind-tooled decorative edging. Blue paper pastedowns.
Language note
Arabic.
Contents
  • 1. fol. 5b-14b: Lawḥ al-dhahab.
  • 2. fol. 14b-112b: al-Taqrīb fī asrār al-tarkīb. Juzʼ IV (qism 1, faṣl 1-qism 4, faṣl 2).
  • 3. fol. 112b-116b: Kitāb al-Arkān al-arbaʻah fī al-ḥajar.
  • 4. fol. 117a-184a: al-Miṣbāḥ fī asrār ʻilm al-miftāḥ. Sifr 1, jumlah 3, 4, 8, 12; sifr 1, qism 2, jumlah 19.
  • 5. fol. 184a-187b: Ghāyat al-surūr fī sharḥ al-Shudhūr. Beginning only.
  • 6. fol. 187b-189a: Bāb fī ʻamal al-shaʻr.
  • 7. fol. 189a-190b: Risālah fī tadbīr al-ḥajar al-karīm.
References
  • Mach, R. Yahuda 5119, 5109
  • Mach, R. & Ormsby, E.L. Handlist of Arabic manuscripts (New Series), 96, 254, 504, 505, 583, 745, 1146, 1506.
  • Brockelmann, GAL, I, 278 (no. 13: Paris 1260, not in Vajda); I, 278 (no. 16) = BM, 1002/5; I, 654 (2: no. 1, commentary b); II, 174 (no. 2, 8); SI, 428 (no. 53); SI 429 (no. 71:Kitāb al-arkān); SI, 908; S II, 172
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Also available in an electronic version.
Other title(s)
  • Kitāb al-Arkān al-arbaʻah fī al-ḥajar.
  • كتاب الاركان الاربعة في الحجر.
OCLC
664883623
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