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    Kitāb azhār al-afkār fī jawāhir aḥjār /

    Work on gems and precious stones in 25 chapters, with each chapter devoted to a different stone. Discusses the beauty, color, use, physical properties, crystalization, and medicinal and magical uses of minerals and gems.

    • Contributor: Tīfāshī, Aḥmad Ibn Yūsuf
    • Date: 16??
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    The text ends on fol. 291b, followed by charts on fol. 292a-385a. Ibn al-Shātir was the muwaqqit of the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, where he constructed a magnificent sundial to adorn the central minaret. The sundial displayed the time of day relative to sunrise, and midday relative to the time of the afternoon prayer. There were special curves to measure the times for the ...

    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Shāṭir, ʻalī Ibn Ibrāhīm
    • Date: 16??
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    Kitāb zubdat al-ṭibb /

    Text is an Arabic medical treatise in fomat of a symoptic chart in two parts: the first is devoted to theoretical medicine and discusses diagnosis by means of the pulse and urine; the second discusses anatomy and the treatment of disease. The second part is divided into 20 chapters and deals systematically with the anatomy and physiology of the human body and the treatment ...

    • Contributor: Jurjānī, Ismāʻīl Ibn Ḥasan
    • Date: 1677
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    Jāmiʻ al-qawāʻid fī al-misāḥah.

    The text deals with the precise measurement of the size and shape of the earth, mapping points on the earth's surface, and the study of the earth's gravitational fields. The manuscript includes only three chapters on the third topic. On the last page is a note written in a different script about measuring with different kinds of cubits.

    • Date: 16??
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    Kitāb Mā lā yasaʻu al-ṭabīb jahluh

    A well-organized medical treatment manual explains the evolution of the healing art in the Middle Ages. It is an abridgement of Ibn al-Baytar's "Kitāb al-Jāmiʻ li-mufradāt al-adwiyah," with some additions dealing with nutrition and medicine.

    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Kutubī, Yūsuf Ibn Ismaʻīl
    • Date: 1682
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    ʼPhags pa bskal pa bzaṅ po pa źes bya ba theg pa chen poʼi mdo.

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. 17th century manuscript; written on both sides of leaves of composite Tibetan paper completely died blue and subsequently over-painted black and varnished on a central panel, written in gold ink in 7 lines per page with the opening pages containing respectively 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 lines of script in ...

    • Date: 16??
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    Kitāb qaṭr al-sayl fī amr al-khayl /

    Manuscript is an abridgement of Faḍl al-Khayl by ʻAbd al-Muʼmin ibn Khalaf a-Dimyāṭī.

    • Contributor: Bulqīnī, ʻumar Ibn Raslān
    • Date: 1653
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    Sharḥ al-Khulāṣah fī al-ḥisāb /

    Text is a commentary on al-Khulaṣah fī al-ḥisāb by Bahāʼ al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn al-ʻĀmilī. Two poems attributed to ʻAmr ibn al-ʻĀṣ on title page in a different hand. Last page includes a note in a third hand on a different topic.

    • Contributor: Jazarī, Ramaḍān Ibn Abī Hurayrah
    • Date: 1665
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    Hādhihi risālah li-Ibn al-Hāʼim al-musammāt [sic] Nuzhat al-ḥ...

    According to Carl Brockelmann's Geschichte der Arabischen Litteratur (Supplement II, p. 154), the text is an abridgement of the author's book al-Murshidah fī ṣināʻat al-ghubār. The manuscript contains an introduction, two chapters, and an epilogue. On fol. 1a is a table of written numbers for use in official documents as well as verses (in code?). On fol. 33b, verse 6:115 of the Qur'an is ...

    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Hāʼim, Aḥmad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 16??
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    Qadi zadah ala al

    A commentary on al-Jighmīnī's book on astronomy, al-Mulakhkhaṣ fī al-hayʼah.

    • Contributor: Qāḍīʹzādah, Mūsá Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 16??

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    Muntakhab-i Shāhʹnāmah-i Ḥakīm Abū al-Qāsim Firdawsī, ʻalayhi...

    Selections from the Shāhnāmah of Firdawsī.

    • Contributor: Firdaws
    • Date: 1618