Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 5589 (St. Pancras, British Library)

Oriental Manuscripts

Treatises on astrology

Contents

3 works by 3 authors on the subjects of Islamic astrology and Predictive astrology

1. ff 1v-60v

A treatise on scientific chronology with an appendix on astrological prediction

Language(s): Persian

References

Meredith-Owens 1968, page 23.
2. ff 16r-29r

An astrological treatise on the selection of proper times for the execution of various enterprises

Found in the margin of Taqvīm-i Luṭfī

Language(s): Persian

References

Meredith-Owens 1968, page 23.
3. ff 29r-60v

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Found in the margin of Taqvīm-i Luṭfī

Language(s): Persian

References

Meredith-Owens 1968, page 23.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 165 ff
Dimensions (leaf): 28.7 × 20.5 cm.
Dimensions (written):

History

Origin: 17th or 18th century CE

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on G. M. Meredith-Owens: Handlist of Persian manuscripts 1895-1966. London, 1968, with additional enhancements.

Availability

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Funding of Cataloguing

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Subjects

  • Islamic astrology
  • Predictive astrology

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