Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 44486 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


1 copy of Miftāḥ al-ḥussāb by Kāshī, Jamshīd ibn Masʻūd, -approximately 1436

Treatise on arithmetic dedicated to Ulūgh Beg

Incipit: الحمد لله الذي توحد بابداع الاحاد وتفرد بتاليف صنوف الاعداد ... اما بعد فان احوج خلق الله تعالى الى غفرانه جمشيد ... الكاشي الملقب بالغيات ... يقول لما مارست بالاعمال الحسابية ...
Colophon: تمام شد كتاب مفتاح الحساب...بتاریخ بیست هفتم رمضان المبارک سنه 1222 هجری مطابق بيست نهم ماه نومبر سنه 1807 عيسوي

Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 157 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 26.5 × 19.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 19 × 11 cm.



Clear naskhi hand


Origin: 1222 AH; 1807 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Bequest of R.C. Reid


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