R.13.52 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)
An Arabic translation of the Spherics of Theodosius
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.
An Arabic taʿlīq hand
Diagrams in red ink
Provenance and Acquisition
This volume was bought at a sale of Mr. J. O. Halliwell's books under the title of 'Menelai Spherica'.
Funding of Cataloguing
Trinity College Cambridge