Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Bodl. Or. 434 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: 9 works by 6 authors on the subjects of Sundials, Mathematics, Dates, Astronomy, Nile River, and Geometry
1. ff. 2v-16v

A compendium of his own Irshād al-ḥāʼir ilá maʻrifat wadʻ khuṭūṭ faḍl al-dāʼir. [With title.]*

*[So Nic. says; where?]

Language(s): Arabic

References

GAL II 128
[Nicoll Arah. Moh. 286 (1)]
2. ff. 17v-24r

A compendium of his own ʻUmdat al-ṭullāb [copied from the autograph]

*The date of the MS. as a whole; but this is irreconcilable with Nicollʼs statement that this particular tract was composed in 1464.

Language(s): Arabic

References

GAL II 129
[NAM. 286 (2)]
3. fols. 24v-65v
Language(s): Arabic

References

GAL II 167
[NAM. 286 (3)]
4. fols. 66v-75v
Language(s): Arabic

References

GAL II 167
[NAM. 286 (4), with corrig. Nicoll p. 545]
5. f. 75v
Author: Anonymous.
Language(s): Arabic

References

Appendix Astronomy
[NAM. 286 (5)]
6. fols. 76v-79

* A mistake of the scribe, or a misreading, for ḥisāb?

Language(s): Arabic

References

GAL II 168
[NAM. 286 (6)]
7. 79v-80v
Author: Anonymous
Language(s): Arabic

References

Appendix Astronomy
[NAM. 286 (7)]
8. f. 81
Author: Anonymous
Language(s): Arabic

References

Appendix Mathematics
[NAM. 286 (8)]
9. ff. 82v-138v

A revision of * Shifāʼ al-asqām fī waḍʻ al-sāʻāt ʻalá al-rukhām of Abū al-ʻAbbās Aḥmad ibn ʻUmar al-Ṣūfī late 13th cent.

Whence the authorʼs full name appears as Zayn al-Dīn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad, known as Ibn al-Muhallabī, al-Muwaqqit. He is therefore presumably the Zayn al-Din ʻAbd al-Raḥmān al-Muwaqqit of Brock. S1, p. 798, no. 78

Language(s): Arabic

References

GAL I 474
[NAM. 286 (9)]

Physical Description

Form: codex
15 ff. 8 ff. 42 fols. 10 fols. 1 f. 4 fols. 2 ff. 1 f. 57 ff.

History

Origin: 1453 CE 1453* CE 1453 CE 1453 CE 1453 CE 1453 CE 1453 CE 1453 CE 1453 CE

Provenance and Acquisition

[Any information about a single identifiable episode in the life of the manuscript between origin and acquisition]

Record Sources

Manuscript description based on the Bodleian Library's public card index of Arabic manuscripts with additional enhancements by the OCIMCO project team.

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