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    al-Mulakhkhaṣ fī al-hayʼah.
    الملخص في الهيئة. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Text is a compendium of astronomy which describes the methods of determining the positions of longitude; it consists of an introduction and two chapters.
    • Contributor: Jighmīnī, Maḥmūd Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1872
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    Kitāb al-yawāqīt fī maʻrifat al-mawāqīt.
    كتاب اليواقيت في معرفة الموافيت. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Manuscript has 12 pages of tables followed by 2 pages of notes from Kashf al-qinaʻ fī rasm al-arbāʻ; this section has pages missing. Note in a second hand on the title page says that the author was [an astronomer?] for the Fatimid Caliph al-Ḥākim bi-ʼAmr Allāh (d. 411 AH/1021 AD).
    • Contributor: Ibn Jaḥḥāf, Al-Ḥusayn Ibn Zayd Ibn ʻal
    • Date: 19??
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    Kitāb qurrat al-ʻayn fī tasyīr al-nayyirayn /
    كتاب قرة العين في تسيير النيرين / | Qurrat al-ʻayn bi-tasyīr al-nayyirayn Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    The text is principally based on the writings of ʻAlī ibn Ibrāhīm Ibn al-Shāṭir (1304-1375), as the introduction mentions. The colophon says that the text was copied from a manuscript with many errors written in a bad hand.
    • Contributor: Jaʻbarī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻabd Al-Qādir
    • Date: 1525
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    Zīj.
    زيج. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    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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    Wasīlat al-mubtadiʼīn li-ʻilm ghurrat al-shuhūr wa-al-sinīn.
    وسيلة المبتدئين لعلم غرة الشهور و السنين. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    The first four pages are Aḥmad ibn Qāsim al-Miṣrī's poem, Wasīlat al-mubtadiʼīn, a poem on astronomy and astrology. It covers the sun, the moon, the planets, the constellations, the signs of the Zodiac and the astrological characteristics of each day of the week. On fol. 3a, the author says that he completed this poem on 18 Rabīʻ al-awwal 1298 (17 February 1881). The author's ...
    • Contributor: Miṣrī, Aḥmad Ibn Qāsim
    • Date: 1883
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    Risālah laṭīfah fī rasm al-munḥarifāt ʻalá al-ḥīṭān /
    رسالة لطيفة في رسم المنحرفات على الحيطان / | Jadāwil fī rasm al-munḥarifāt ʻalá al-ḥīṭān bi-ṭarīq ḥasan lam asbaq ilayh Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Ms. Arabic. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. Yellowed cream paper, with watermarks, some torn edges and termite damage; pages repaired. Black ink on title page and text principally in black, with some rubrics; marginal notes; catchwords on rectos. Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-765. Schoy, K. "Sonnenuhren der spätarabischen Astronomie," Isis, vol. 6, no. 3, 1924, p. 332-360. Nastaʻliq script, 20 lines in ...
    • Contributor: Sibṭ Al-Māridīnī, Badr Al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 15??
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    Raqāyiq al-ḥaqāyiq fī ḥisāb al-daraj wa-al-daqāyiq.
    رقايق الحقايق في الحساب الدرج والدقايق. | Risālah fī al-ḥisāb Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    As the introduction (fol. 1b) notes, this text summarizes and simplifies Kashf al-ḥaqāʼiq fī ḥisāb al-daraj wa-al-daqāʼiq by Aḥmad ibn Rajab Ibn al-Majdī, 1366-1447, which calculates the movement of celestial bodies.
    • Contributor: Sibṭ Al-Māridīnī, Badr Al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1825
  • Book/Printed Material
    Risalah fi al
    رسالة في البروج و المنازل : فرائد جوهرية في فوائد الميقاتية. | Farāyid jawharīyah fī fawāyid mīqātīyah
    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Ms. Arabic Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. Paper: yellowed cream, with watermarks, untrimmed, in moderate condition; brown stains on bottom of many leaves. Black ink on title page; black and red ink in text. Catchwords on rectos. Marginal notes. Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-783. Naskhī script; 19 lines in written ...
    • Contributor: Budayrī, Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1831

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    Suwar al
    سور الكواكب.
    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: Ṣūfī, ʻabd Al-Raḥmān Ibn ʻumar
    • Date: 1417

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    Kitab al
    كتلب الجدول المبارك في علم الزمان و الفلك في حساب مداخل الأشهور العربية و الرومية / | Kitāb al-jadwāl al-mubārak fī ḥisāb madākhil al-ashhur al-ʻArabīyah wa-al-Rūmīyah li-ibn Jaḥḥāf
    The text is a popular exposition on the study of the order of events in time, and the order in which they occur, especially in those related to astronomical movements and the measurement of time. Note on fol. 2a in another hand says that the author was a famous astronomer during the reign of the Fatimid Caliph al-Ḥākim bi-ʼAmr Allāh (d. 411 AH/1021 AD). ...
    • Contributor: Ibn Jaḥḥāf, Al-Ḥusayn Ibn Zayd Ibn ʻal
    • Date: 1729

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    Qadi zadah ala al
    قاضي زادة على الملخص في الهيئة
    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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    Sharḥ ʻalá Tashrīḥ al-aflāk lil-ʻĀmilī.
    شرح على تشريح الأفلاك للعاملي. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Text consists of extracts from and commentary on Tashrīḥ al-aflāk by Bahāʼ al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Ḥusayn al-ʻĀmilī. Fol. 65b contains a list of book titles and a short story (scratched out) dated 1232 H [1816 or 17] and written in a second hand.
    • Date: 17??
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    Kashf al-qināʻ fī waḍʻ al-arbāʻ min al-jihat al-sitt fī ʻilm al-falak.
    كشف القناع في وضع الأرباع من الجهة الست في علم الفلك. Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    According to the colophon (fol. 12a), the author wrote the work in 830 H [1426] based on the lectures of Nūr al-Dīn al-Naqqāsh ibn ʻAbd al-Qādir.
    • Contributor: Ibn Al-ʻaṭṭār, Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1737
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    al-Munḥarifāt.
    المنحرفات. | Fawāʼid sharīfah wa-taḥqīqāt munīfah fimā yataʻallaqa bi-khuṣūṣ al-munḥarifāt Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Ms. Arabic. Purchase ; Mahmud al-Mansuri ; 1945. Paper: yellowed cream, with torn edges, in moderate condition. Watermark on leaf 20. Black and red ink in text. Title written in later hand in pink ink. Catchwords only on leaves 1 and 7. Starting from the third leaf, each verso begins with the ...
    • Contributor: ʻazzārī, Khalīl Ibn Ibrāhīm
    • Date: 18??