Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 45815 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


1 copy of Uṣūl al-handasah by Euclid

Author: Euclid

The Elements in the version of Ṭūsī, Naṣīr al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, 1201-1274

Incipit: الحمد لله الذي منه الابتداء واليه الانتهاء وعنده حقايق الانباء وبيده ملكوت الاشياء ... وبعد فلما فرغت عن تحرير المجسطي رايت ان احرر كتاب اصول ... النهندسة والحساب المنسوب الى اوقليدس الصوري
Colophon: قد وقع الفراغ فی خمسه عشر من شهر ذی الججه فی بلدة لكهنوء سنه 1199
Language(s): Arabic


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 147 f.
Dimensions (leaf): 22.5 × 19.5 cm.
Dimensions (written): 17.5 × 12 cm.



Excellent nasta'liq hand


Origin: 1199 AH; 1785 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

Former owner John Lee

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on Adam Gacek : Catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1981".


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