Delhi Persian 981* (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)
India Office Library
Treatise on astrology
Untitled work on astrology and cosmology, by an unnamed author active around the mid sixteenth century.
The work bears an endorsement at the beginning as the Ḥawz̤ al-ḥayāt, but a further note throws doubt on this by calling the title mashkūk (suspicious).
The work begins with a muqaddimah and follows with two maqālah, each subdivided into two qism. The work lacks a conclusion.
The work has many informally sketched diagrams.
Not dated at end; datable to early eighteenth century.
Only one board from the binding survives (marbled paper with leather edging). Delaminating doubleur exposing inner matter.
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