Books  |  Manuscripts/Mixed Material Suwar al سور الكواكب.

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Title
Suwar al
Other Title
سور الكواكب.
Summary
Text is an excellent authority on Arabic names for the stars and constellations; includes depictions of celestial constellations. Persian note before beginning of text claims that this book written in 820 H [1417], but the note probably dates from the 18th century when the book was rebound.
Contributor Names
Ṣūfī, ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn ʻUmar, 903-986.
Created / Published
1 Muḥarram 820 H [18 February 1417].
Subject Headings
-  Astronomy, Arab--Early works to 1800
-  Stars--Names--Early works to 1800
-  Constellations--Early works to 1800
-  Manuscripts, Arabic--Washington (D.C.)
Notes
-  Ms.
-  Arabic; Persian verses on fol. 175b and Persian text on leaf inserted before beginning of text.
-  Title from container.
-  Paper: yellowed cream, watermarks, first two and last leaves repaired, dark stains on fol. 1a; traces of humidity on edges of paper. Text in black, with rubricated headings and captions. Illustrations of constellations have colored ink and gold-colored pigment. Catchwords on rectos. Some diacritical marks.
-  Library of Congress. Arabic manuscript, SM16.
-  Fihris al-makhṭūṭāt al-ʻArabīyah fī maktabat al-Kūngris, 16-17.
-  Naskhi script; 19 lines in written area, 16 x 9 cm.
-  Illustrations (some colored) and tables.
-  Fol. 1b-173a.
-  Precious old binding. Cover and pastedowns decorated and gilded.
-  Persian inscriptions of former owners on fol. 175b dated 1174 H [1760], 1202 H [1787], 1204 H [1789], and 1205 H [1790].
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress website.
-  Incipit: الحمد لله الواحد العدل قال عبد الرحمن بن عمر المعروف بأبي الحسين الصوفي ....
Medium
176 leaves (19 lines), bound : paper, col. ill. ; 25 x 15 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
QB23 .S84 1417
Digital Id
amed0001 200149120 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.amed/amed0001.200149120.1
amed0001 200149120 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.amed/amed0001.200149120.2
Library of Congress Control Number
2008401028
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https://lccn.loc.gov/2008401028
Library of Congress Online Catalog
https://catalog.loc.gov/vwebv/search?searchCode=STNO&searchArg=2008401028&searchType=1&recCount=10
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Ṣūfī, ʻAbd Al-Raḥmān Ibn ʻUmar, 903-986. Suwar Al. [1 Muḥarram 820 H 18 February, 1417] Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008401028/. (Accessed December 02, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Ṣūfī, ʻ. A. I. ʻ. (1417) Suwar Al. [1 Muḥarram 820 H 18 February] [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008401028/.

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Ṣūfī, ʻAbd Al-Raḥmān Ibn ʻUmar, 903-986. Suwar Al. [1 Muḥarram 820 H 18 February, 1417] Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/2008401028/>.