Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

O.5.15 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts

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1 copy of Kitāb Aristarkhūs fī jurmay al-nayyirayn

An Arabic translation of Aristarchus' Greek astronomical treatise on the sun and the moon, probably by Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad.

Incipit: يضع أن القمر يقبل الضو من الشمس إلخ
Language(s): Arabic

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Physical Description

Form: codex

Hand(s)

Inelegant European handwriting

Decoration

Illustrated with seventeen diagrams

History

Origin: Undated

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".

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