[Collection of Arabic texts].

Manuscript, Book


  • Fols. 97; 22.2-23.2 x 15.6-16.3 cm.; written surface 15.5-16.5 x 9-10.5 cm.; 15-25 lines to page; on glazed European paper; in naskhi; with catchwords; entries in red.
  • A collection containing:
  • 1. [Kashf al-asrār lil-afhām], a commentary by al-Jaldakī, A.H. 762 [A.D. 1361] on Qaṣīdat al-ghurūr, an ode on philosopy and morals by Abū al-Iṣbaʻ ʻAbd al-ʻAzīz ibn Tammām al-ʻIrāqī, who flourished in the latter part of the IVth Muslim century. See Ḥājjī Khalīfah, Kashf al-ẓunūn (1835-58), V, p. 202; Fihrist al-kutub al-ʻArabīyah al-maḥfūẓah bi-al-Kutubkhānah al-Khudaywīyah, V, pp. 390, 394. MS incomplete at the end. Probably from XVIIIth century.
  • 2. A part of the Koran containing Sūrahs XXXVI; II: 256; CXII.
  • 3. A number of prescriptions of alchemy.
  • 4. al-Sarīyah al-naqīyah fī ʻilm al-kammīyah, an anonymous treatise on alchemy.
  • 5. A fragmentary commentary on a work on alchemy.
  • 6. Nūr al-ḥaqāʼiq wa-īḍāḥ al-ṭarāʼiq, a work on magic and chance by Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-ʻIrāqī al-Sīmāwī, who flourished in the VIth Muslim century. Cf. Ḥājjī Khalīfah, Kashf al-ẓunūn (1835-58), IV, p. 290; Pertsch, Die orientalischen handschriften der Herzoglichen bibliothek zu Gotha, 1274; Rieu, Supplement of the catalogue of the Arabic Mss, 784. MS probably from XVIIIth century.
  • Marginal notes. MS in fair condition; Arabic binding.
  • Acquired from Bārūdī, Beirūt, A.D. 1925.
Other title(s)
  • Qurʼan. Selections
  • Sarīyah al-naqīyah fī ʻilm al-kammīyah.
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