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LJS 386 Kitāb Mīzān al-ḥikmah
TitleKitāb Mīzān al-ḥikmah
- Khāzinī, ʻAbd al-Raḥmān, fl. 1121
Call numberLJS 386
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 4824919
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- ca. 1270
Substantial sections from an illustrated treatise titled Book of the balance of wisdom, which concerns measurement of weight, with a historical introduction to theories of gravity and weighing in Greek and Arabic science; tables of densities of substances including metals, precious stones, solids, and liquids; and descriptions of different types of balances. A few marginal notes are present. A few catchwords and some minuscule letters under undotted letters have been added by later hands. Damage to edges of many leaves.
Extent98 leaves : 195 x 160 (145 x 110) mm
FoliationPaper, 98 leaves; [3-18, 37-38, 43-78, 83-94, 97-188, 191-192, 231-232, 235-240, 243-244, 247-248, 261-276, 285-292]; modern pagination in pencil, upper outer corners.
BindingUnbound, with some partial gatherings still joined or repaired at gutter.
LayoutWritten in 15 long lines.
26 diagrams and 18 tables in red and black ink.
ScriptWritten in naskh script, with headings in larger riqa' script.
- Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd., cat. 22 (2000), to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
- Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
- Balances (Weighing instruments)--Early works to 1800
- Scales (Weighing instruments)--Early works to 1800
- Tables (documents)
- Manuscripts, Arabic--13th century
- Manuscripts, Medieval