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    Kharīdat al-ʻajāyib wa-tuḥfat al-gharāyib.

    Popular but unscientific account of geography and natural history; sometimes attributed to Zayn al-Din ʻUmar ibn al-Muẓaffar Ibn al-Wardī, died 1349.

    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Wardī, Sirāj Al-Dīn Abū Ḥafṣ ʻumar - Ibn Al-Wardī, Zayn Al-Dīn ʻumar Ibn Al-Muẓaffar
    • Date: 15??
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    Kitāb matn al-Lumaʻ fī ʻilm al-ḥisāb /

    Ms. Arabic. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. Paper: yellowed cream, with watermarks, with torn edges, in bad condition: leaves repaired, dark stains on top of leaves. Text is principally in black ink with some rubricated words. A few marginal notes in various hands. Catchwords on rectos. Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-706. Naskhī script; 21 lines in written area, 16 x 11 cm. ...

    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Hāʼim, Aḥmad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 15??
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    Kashf al-qināʻ fī waḍʻ al-arbāʻ min al-jihat al-sitt fī ʻilm ...

    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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    Sharḥ al-Lumaʻ fī ʻilm al-ḥisāb.

    The text is a commentary on al-Lumʻah al-yasīrah fī ʻilm al-ḥisāb by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Ibn al-Hāʼim.

    • Contributor: Sibṭ Al-Māridīnī, Badr Al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1761
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    Sharḥ ʻalá Tashrīḥ al-aflāk lil-ʻĀmilī.

    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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    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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    Kitāb al-yawāqīt fī maʻrifat al-mawāqīt.

    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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    al-Nujūm al-shāriqāt fī dhikr baʻḍ al-ṣanāīʻ al-muḥtāj ilayhā...

    Text is divided into 25 chapters.

    • Contributor: Ḥasanī, Muḥammad Ibn Abī Al-Khayr
    • Date: 18??
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    Wa-hādhihi abwāb tushtamilu ʻalá ṣanʻat al-nafṭ wa-ʻamalih.

    Manuscript is a large portion of a work on the manufacture of petroleum, oils, and gums. On the title page, a piece of paper has been glued over the top three-quarters of the page so that only the rubricated title and 3 lines of writing at the bottom are visible. There follow two pages of tables on different kinds of petroleums, oils, and gums. ...

    • Date: 18??
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    Hādhihi Ḥāshīyat al-Shaykh al-Imām al-ʻĀlim al-ʻAllāmah Aḥmad...

    Text is a commentary on Zakarīyā al-Anṣārī's commentary on the mathematical assumptions addressed by Ibn al-Hāʼim in al-Muqniʻ on the algebraic equality and inequality of functions.

    • Contributor: Janājī, Aḥmad Muḥammad
    • Date: 1888
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    Kitāb Dalāʼil al-khayrāt.

    A collection of prayers for the Prophet, with a description of his tomb and his names.

    • Contributor: Jazūlī, Muḥammad Ibn Sulaymān - Mawlawī, Muḥammad Ibn Ibrāhīm - Batchelder, John Davis - John Davis Batchelder Collection (library of Congress)
    • Date: 1772
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    Hādhā kitāb ʻAjāʼib al-dunyā wa-mā fīhā /

    The text is a section of ʻAjāʼib al-makhlūqāt by Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad Qazwīnī.

    • Contributor: Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1797
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    Hādhā Bughyat al-ṭullāb ʻalá Munyat al-ḥussāb /

    Poem written in rajaz meter. Marginal notes indicate that the manuscript was compared with another copy of the same text.

    • Contributor: Ibn Ghāzī, Muḥammad Ibn Aḥmad
    • Date: 17??
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    Hādhā kitāb fatḥ al-tadāwī min jamīʻ al-amrāḍ wa-al-shakāwī /

    The text is a complete treatise on hygiene and diet and the art of preserving good health. It describes the nourishment of the parts of the human body as well as medical drugs. The text consists of six synoptic tables, each of which is divided into 16 parts. Fol. 1a-17b contain the introduction; fol. 18a-21a are blank. The rest of the book consists of ...

    • Contributor: Maghribī, Abū Saʻīd Ibn Ibrāhīm
    • Date: 17??
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    Wasīlat al-mubtadiʼīn li-ʻilm ghurrat al-shuhūr wa-al-sinīn.

    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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    Ḥāshīyat al-Ḥifnī ʻalá al-Yāsamīnīyah.

    Commentary on Lumʻah al-Māridīnīyah fī sharḥ al-Yāsamīnīyah by Badr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Sibṭ al-Māridīni, which itself is an exposition of al-Yāsamīnīyah by ʻAbd Allāh ibn Ḥajjāj Ibn al-Yāsamīn. The colophon (fol. 14b) says that the author finished composing the work on 14 Shaʻbān 1167 H [6 June 1754].

    • Contributor: Ḥifnī, Muḥammad Ibn Sālim
    • Date: 17??
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    Kitāb sharḥ Nuzhat fī ʻilm al-ḥisāb /

    Manuscript is a commentary on Ibn al-Hāʼim's book Nuzhat al-nuẓẓār, which itself represents the author's abridgement of his work Murshidat al-tālib illá asnaʼ al-maṭālib.

    • Contributor: Ghazzī, Aḥmad Ibn Qāsim
    • Date: 1722
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    Lebanese Lullaby [transcript]

    • Contributor: Cook, Robert Harrison - Cornwall, Robert - Stedman, Lillian - Debs, Nicholas
    • Date: 1940-03-10

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    Bahāʼīyah fī al-ḥisāb.

    Text is a well-known manual on arithmetic.

    • Contributor: ʻāmilī, Bahāʼ Al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Ḥusayn
    • Date: 17??
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    Kitāb qurrat al-ʻayn fī tasyīr al-nayyirayn /

    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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    Kitāb rafʻ al-ḥijāb ʻan wujūh aʻmāl al-ḥisāb : al-mulakhkhaṣa...

    Ms. is a commentary in two parts on the author's treatise on mathematics (Talkhīṣ aʻmāl al-ḥisāb).

    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Bannāʼ, Aḥmad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 17??
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    Alfīyah fī al-ṭibb ismuhā Mughnīyat al-muʻānī ṣināʻat al-ṭibb /

    Text is a treatise on medicine, including drugs and their pharmaceutical properties, written in 1254 H [1838]. It consists of more than 1,000 verses. Includes table of contents (fol. 1b-2a). Second colophon, dated 10 Shawwāl 1291 H [20 November 1874] added by same scribe on fol. 43a.

    • Contributor: Shīwī, Ibrāhīm Ibn Aḥmad
    • Date: 1874
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    Suwar al

    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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    Hādhihi Ḥāshīyat al-ʻĀlim al-ʻAllāmah al-Ustādh al-Ḥifnī al-m...

    A commentary on the commentary of Sibṭ al-Māridīnī on al-Urjūzah, a poem on algebra, by Ibn al-Yāsamīn.

    • Contributor: Ḥifnī, Muḥammad Ibn Sālim
    • Date: 1888
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    Raqāyiq al-ḥaqāyiq fī ḥisāb al-daraj wa-al-daqāyiq.

    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
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    Kitāb nukhab al-dhakhāyir fī aḥwāl al-jawāhir /

    Title page has 5 verses on jewels.

    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Akfānī, Muḥammad Ibn Ibrāhīm
    • Date: 17??
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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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    al-Kalām al-yasīr fī ʻilāj al-maqʻadah wa-al-bawāsīr /

    The text addresses the causes, diagnosis, and medical treatment by diet and drugs of calculi (stones) in the kidney, bladder, hemorrhoids, and hips. The text was written in 1169 H [1755]. The colophon is followed by a second incomplete text.

    • Contributor: Damanhūrī, Aḥmad Ibn ʻabd Al-Munʻim.
    • Date: 1848
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    Munājāt.

    Munājāt (Supplication) of ʻAli ibn Abī Ṭālib.

    • Contributor: ʻalī Ibn Abī Ṭālib
    • Date: 17??
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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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    Kitāb sharḥ Fusūl Ibuqrāṭ /

    Text is a commentary on the Aphorisms by Hippocrates.

    • Contributor: Ibn Abī Ṣādiq Al-Nīsābūrī, Abū Al-Qāsim ʻabd Al-Raḥmān Ibn ʻal
    • Date: 13??
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    al-Munḥarifāt.

    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??
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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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    Sharḥ al-ʻallāmah Aḥmad ibn Qāsim al-Ghazzī al-Shāfiʻī ʻalá a...

    Manuscript consists of an introduction, 2 chapters, and an epilogue. The text is a commentary on Ibn al-Hāʼim's book Nuzhat al-nuẓẓār, which itself represents the author's abridgement of his work Murshidat al-tālib illá asnaʼ al-maṭālib.

    • Contributor: Ghazzī, Aḥmad Ibn Qāsim
    • Date: 17??
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    Hādhā kitāb al-Lumʻah al-Māridīnīyah fī sharḥ al-Yāsamīnīyah ...

    Text is a commentary on the versified treatise of arithmetic entitled al-Yāsamīnīyah by ʻAbd Allāh ibn Ḥajjāj Ibn al-Yāsamīn.

    • Contributor: Sibṭ Al-Māridīnī, Badr Al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1874
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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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    Kunnāsh al-Manṣūrī

    Text is a well-known medical encyclopedia in 10 chapters, covering diseases of various organs and their treatment as well as a description of anatomy and physiology.

    • Contributor: Rāzī, Abū Bakr Muḥammad Ibn Zakarīy
    • Date: 14??
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    Hādhā Sharḥ Shaykh al-Islām Zakarīyā al-Anṣārī li-manẓūmāt Ib...

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Ms. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. Transcribed by Ṭāḥā ibn Yūsuf and finished on 8 Shaʻbān, 1305 AH. [Egypt?] Paper: yellowed cream, in good condition but split from spine. Text of al-Muqniʻ in red, with exposition in black; text framed by double red line. Occasional diacritical marks; catchwords at bottom of ...

    • Contributor: Anṣārī, Zakarīyā Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1888
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    Taʻlīq ʻalá al-urjūzah al-Yāsamīnīyah fī ʻilm al-jabr.

    Text is a short treatise on arithmetic and a commentary on the versified treatise of arithmetic entitled al-Yāsamīnīyah by ʻAbd Allāh ibn Ḥajjāj ibn al-Yāsamīn.

    • Contributor: Sibṭ Al-Māridīnī, Badr Al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1911
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    Brochure, Spafford Children's Center, Jerusalem

    • Contributor: American Colony (jerusalem) - Spafford Children's Center - Hagopian, Anoush
    • Date: 2005

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    Kitāb sharḥ al-Lumaʻ fī al-ḥisāb /

    The text is a commentary on al-Lumaʻ al-yasīrah fī ʻilm al-ḥisāb by Aḥmad ibn Muḥammad Ibn al-Hāʼim. According to the colophon, the author stated that he finished writing the commentary on 27 Ramaḍān 873 [10 April 1469] in Abū Tīj in al-Ṣa'īd, [Egypt].

    • Contributor: Sibṭ Al-Māridīnī, Badr Al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 17??
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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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    al-Nuzhat al-ḥisāb li-Ibn al-Haʼīm.

    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.

    • Contributor: Ibn Al-Hāʼim, Aḥmad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1772
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    [Qurʼān]

    Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Ms. In Arabic. Title supplied by cataloger. Gift of Charles C. McVicker. Paper: smooth yellowed cream with no visible watermarks; the first two pages and colophon are elaborately illuminated in green, blue and red on gold background; borders are gold, blue and red; titles of individual sūrahs in gold; verses separed by ...

    • Date: 18??
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    al-Lumʻah al-Māridīnīyah

    Text is a short treatise on arithmetic and a commentary on the versified treatise of arithmetic entitled al-Yāsamīnīyah by ʻAbd Allāh ibn Ḥajjāj Ibn al-Yāsamīn.

    • Contributor: Sibṭ Al-Māridīnī, Badr Al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad
    • Date: 1800
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    Risalah fi al

    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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    Hādhā Kitāb al-Ṭibb al-jadīd al-kīmīyāʼī /

    The text is based on the medical and alchemical system of Paracelsus.

    • Contributor: Ḥalabī, Ṣāliḥ Naṣr Allāh Ibn Sallūm.
    • Date: 18??
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    al-Mulakhkhaṣ fī al-hayʼah.

    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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    Hādhihi Ḥāshīyat al-ʻĀlim al-ʻAllāmah al-Shaykh Aḥmad Muḥamma...

    Ms. Arabic. Transcribed by Ṭaḥa ibn Yūsuf and completed 16 Rajab, 1305 AH. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri collection, 1945. [Egypt?] Paper: yellowed cream, in good condition; leaves loose. Black ink throughout the text, framed by a double red line. Few marginal notes; catchwords on rectos. Library of Congress. Mansuri Collection, 5-738. With: Hādhā kitāb al-Lumʻah al-Māridīnīyah fī sharḥ al-Yāsamīnīyah fī ʻilm al-jabr wa-al-muqābalah / ...

    • Contributor: Janājī, Aḥmad Muḥammad
    • Date: 1888
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    al-ʻIqd al-thamīn fī-mā yataʻallaqu bi-al-mawāzīn /

    Ms. Arabic. Purchase of Mahmud al-Mansuri, 1945. The colophon (fol. 42b) says that this manuscript was copied from a manuscript written in 1194 H [1780], which itself was copied from a manuscript written by the author himself. Paper: Cream, with watermarks, in good condition. Title page in black ink; rest of text in black with some red ink; marginal notes and calculations in various ...

    • Contributor: Jabartī, Ḥasan Ibn Ibrāhīm
    • Date: 1854
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    al-Insān fī al-ṭibb.

    Text is a treatise on the human body and how to maintain good health. It explains that the body is composed of chemical elements, and deals with medication, nutrition, and diseases of various parts of the body.

    • Date: 17??
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    [Taḥrīr al-majisti].

    Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī's 13th-century recension of Ptolemy's Almagest with the early 14th-century commentary of the Iranian scholar and astronomer Niẓām al-Dīn al-Nīsābūrī.

    • Contributor: Ṭūsī, Naṣīr Al-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Muḥammad - Nīsābūrī, Niẓām Al-Dīn Al-Ḥasan Ibn Muḥammad - Ibn Al-Ḥusayn, Muḥammad Al-Ḥasan
    • Date: 1411
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    Kitāb al-malāḥah fī ʻilm al-filāḥah /

    According to Ismāʻīl Bāshā Bābānī's Kitāb īḍāḥ al-maknūn fī al-dhayl ʻalá Kashf al-ẓunūn, this text is a summary of Jāmiʻ fawāʼid al-malāḥah, by Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Raḍī al-Ghazzī; it consists of 10 chapters and an epilogue.

    • Contributor: Nābulusī, ʻabd Al-Ghanī Ibn Ismāʻīl
    • Date: 1854
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    Scrapbook compiled by Fannie L. Koster and given to Bertha Sp...

    • Contributor: Koster, Fannie L. - Vester, Bertha Spafford - American Colony
    • Date: 1908

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    Kitāb al-jadwal fī al-ḥisāb al-sinīn al-ʻArabīyah wa-al-Rūmīy...

    The text is a treatise on using the solar and lunar systems to calculate the months. It includes tables showing the correspondence of the Arabic and Christian years with a preface and it explains the positions and movement of the sun and the moon, and the discrepancies of the dates. Poem on fol. 14b and 15a.

    • Contributor: Thābitī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻabd Al-Laṭīf.
    • Date: 18??
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    Nubdhah laṭīfah fī ʻilm al-kitābah wa-al-aḥbār.

    Treatise on the types, manufacture, and use of pens, inks, and paper.

    • Contributor: Ṭanṭāwī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻīs
    • Date: 1852
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    al-Dustūr /

    Manual on pharmaceutics, including composition, preparation and use of medicines.

    • Contributor: Najīb Al-Dīn Al-Samarqandī, Muḥammad Ibn ʻal
    • Date: 1514
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    Zīj.

    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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    Risālah laṭīfah fī rasm al-munḥarifāt ʻalá al-ḥīṭān /

    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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    Hāz̲ā duʻā-yi ṣanamay-i Quraysh az Mawlānā Amīr al-Muʼminīn.

    Text of the Shīʻah prayer of ʻAlī ibn Abī Ṭālib titled Duʻa-yi ṣanam-i Quraysh together with an interlinear Persian translation.

    • Contributor: ʻalī Ibn Abī Ṭālib
    • Date: 1808
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    Kitāb mafātīḥ al-raḥmah wa-asrār al-ḥikmah.

    The ms. is in two parts. Part I, or Introduction by Ṭughrāʼī, and Part II, "From keys of wisdom" is by the Egyptian chemist Zosimos, translated into Arabic by al-Ṭughrāʼī. Part I is written in the form of lectures and is divided into 5 chapters: The science and its materials; Mixing and its way; Fire and its nature; Balances (of properties); Metals and plants ...

    • Contributor: Ṭughrāʼī, Al-Ḥusayn Ibn ʻal
    • Date: 17??
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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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    Ḍawʼ al-lumaʻ fī al-ḥisāb

    Text is a poem on arithmetic dedicated to Shihāb al-Dīn Aḥmad ibn Shams al-Dīn Muḥammad al-Bahwashī al-Shāfiʻī, as mentioned at the end of the manuscript.

    • Contributor: Ḥamīdī, ʻabd Al-Raḥmān Ibn Aḥmad Ibn ʻal
    • Date: 1588
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    Kitāb al-fawāʼid fī maʻrifat ʻilm al-baḥr wa-al-qawāʻid.

    Ibn Majid was an expert on the navigation of the Indian Ocean and it is believed that Vasco da Gama consulted him with regard to the route to India. The text covers all aspects of the navigation of the Indian Ocean, including routes, harbors, and landfalls.

    • Contributor: Aḥmad Ibn Mājid Al-Saʻd
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    Kitab al

    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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    Hādhā Sharḥ mukhtaṣar al-Tuffāḥah fī ʻilm al-misāḥah ...

    Text is a commentary on al-Tuffāḥah fī ʻilm al-misāḥah by al-Ashʻarī.

    • Contributor: Dimashqī, ʻabd Al-Laṭīf Ibn Aḥmad
    • Date: 1887
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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