Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.52 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

An Arabic translation of the Spherics of Theodosius

Title: أكر ثاودوسيوس

This was translated from Greek to Arabic by Qusṭā ibn Lūqā at the order of Caliph al-Mustaʿīn bi-Allāh, Abū ʿAbbās ibn al-Amīr Muḥammad, d. 836-866.

The work was only completed by Qusṭā ibn Lūqā up to the 15th figure of the Third Book, after which an anonymous translator has taken over.

Incipit: المقالة الأولى اثنان وعشرون شكلاً الحدد الكرة شكل يحيط به سطح واحد في داخله نقطة كل الخطوط المستقيمة الخارجة منها إلى السطح متساوية
Explicit: فإذن كل واحدة من دائرتين أ ب ح ر ه ي عظيم وذلك ما أردنا وتمت
Language(s): Arabic

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Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 38 ff.

Hand(s)

An Arabic taʿlīq hand

Decoration

Diagrams in red ink

History

Origin: Undated

Provenance and Acquisition

This volume was bought at a sale of Mr. J. O. Halliwell's books under the title of 'Menelai Spherica'.

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on "E. G. Browne: A supplementary hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1922", and "E.H. Palmer A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, London 1870".

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

Trinity College Cambridge

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