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كتاب التفهيم لاوائل صناعة التنجيم
Kitāb al-Tafhīm li-awāʼil ṣināʻat al-tanjīm

Author: تصنيف الاستاذ الجليل ابي الريحان محمد بن احمد البيروني اطال الله في المعالي بقاه. ; Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Bīrūnī
Publisher: [1872]
Edition/Format:   Manuscript   Archival Material : ArabicView all editions and formats
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Neat copy of a treatise on astrology, composed for Rayḥānah bint al-Ḥasan, Ghazna 420/1029 (Ullmann).
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Genre/Form: Manuscripts, Arabic
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Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: تصنيف الاستاذ الجليل ابي الريحان محمد بن احمد البيروني اطال الله في المعالي بقاه. ; Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad Bīrūnī
OCLC Number: 221289381
Notes: Ms. codex.
Title from title page (fol. 1a).
Physical description: 27 lines per page. Written in medium small naskh in black ink with use of magenta (occasional light green and yellow for diagrams, see fol. 44b, fol. 68b-69a). Contains diagrams and tables. Thick European paper with watermark. Modern foliation in pencil using Western numerals. Inner margin worm-eaten ; fragile.
Collation: Paper, fol. iii + ; iii (fly-leaves; wove paper) 1-9¹⁰ 10¹⁰ ( -1, fol. torn out between fol. 93 and 94) 11¹⁰ 12¹⁰ (+2 at end of quire) iii (fly-leaves; wove paper) ; catchword on the verso of each leaf ; the quires are numbered using Arabic numerals.
Inscription in Western numerals in pencil on the pastedown of the upper cover: "1361". Inscription in Roman script on fol. (i)a: "AM 16644" (crossed out ; repeated on fol. 1a). Inscription in Arabic numerals on fol. (i)a: "42."
Origin: According to colophon, copied by Aḥmad al-Shāhah and completed on 24 Sh[awwāl] 1288 [Jan. 6, 1872] (fol. 120b, followed by verses of poetry).
Description: iii+ 121, iii leaves : paper ; 217 x 151 (155 x 90) mm. bound to 225 x 160 mm.
Other Titles: Tafhīm li-awāʼil ṣināʻat al-tanjīm
Responsibility: taṣnīf al-ustādh al-jalīl Abī al-Rayḥān Muḥammad ibn Aḥmad al-Bīrūnī aṭāla Allāh fī al-maʻālī baqāhu.

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Neat copy of a treatise on astrology, composed for Rayḥānah bint al-Ḥasan, Ghazna 420/1029 (Ullmann).

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