MS Arabic 462 (Wellcome Collection, Wellcome Trust)
Manuscripts in Arabic
1 copy of al-Jāmiʿ fī al-kīmīyā by Aḥmad al-Tarmānīnī
An assorted collection of notes on preparation of gold and silver and other chemical procedures.
Authorities listed are al-Takrūrī; an anonymous collection of tested proprieties; a collection of recipes (probably another version of the previous); Ibn Umayl al-Tamīmī, Jābir ibn Ḥayyān, Jaldakī, Nīsābūrī, and a chapter from Miftāḥ al-Amal.
Since the chapter titles and the numbers in the book are missing, the detailed context is arranged according to the authorities quoted in the text.
Script: Unprofessional hand, naskh features
Ink: Black380 1:1 90 40
- The text is written with unusually thick characters. Occasional inaccurate drawings.
- The title and name of the author are written on fol. 1a: رسالة جمع شيخنا المرحوم الشيخ احمد الترمانى غفره الله تعالى. On the same fol. are another two inscriptions: الجامع في الكيميا احمد الترمانيني and احمد الترمانيني and a shelf-mark: خطط الشام ٦٩/٤
- Apparently this is a fragment of a larger work, from the quire-mark ك ٢٣ on fol. 21.
Provenance and Acquisition
Known owners: Sāmī Ibrāhīm Ḥaddād (1986).
Sotheby's lot 518 (22/21.11.85)