Collection ID: 0001 | Metadata type: TEI
LJS 441 Kitāb al-Miṣbāḥ wa-nuzʹhat al-arwāḥ fī ʻilm al-miftāḥ fī al-ḥikmah al-Ilāhīyah wa-al-ṣināʻah al-falsafīyah wa al-nātijah al-ʻalīyah ... etc.
TitleKitāb al-Miṣbāḥ wa-nuzʹhat al-arwāḥ fī ʻilm al-miftāḥ fī al-ḥikmah al-Ilāhīyah wa-al-ṣināʻah al-falsafīyah wa al-nātijah al-ʻalīyah ... etc.
- Jaldakī, Aydamar ibn ʻAbd Allāh, fl. 1349-1361
Other related names
- Shams al-Dīn ibn ʻAbbās, scribe
- Tūqātī, ʻUbayd Allāh Bektāsh, former owner
- Selim II, Sultan of the Turks, 1524-1574, former owner
Call numberLJS 441
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5050786
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- ca. 1562
14th-century treatise on alchemy based on the work of the 8th-century alchemist and chemist Jābir ibn Ḥayyān, copied in A.H. 970 (1562), followed by a pseudo-Platonic work on alchemy with commentary (tafsīr) attributed to Jābir ibn Ḥayyān. Some marginal notes.
- Ms. codex.
- Title for manuscript from title of first and predominant work.
Extent128 leaves : 212 x 155 (165-170 x 110-115) mm. bound to 213 x 160 mm
FoliationPaper, 128; [1-128], modern foliation in pencil, upper left recto. Catchwords on each leaf, lower left recto.
BindingLater morocco, bottom cover blind-stamped with a central medallion, top cover laid with paper decorated with a cut-out pattern.
3 drawings of plants in red ink (f. 91r-91v), with green coloring added to one of them; penwork in black and red ink around colophon of first work (f. 92v); 2 circular diagrams inside upper cover; some words and sentences written or underlined in red ink, more frequently in the first work (f. 1-92).
- Formerly owned by Bektāsh al-Tūqātī and then held in the library of Sultan Selim II (inscription, transcribed by Nicholas Harris, f. 93r).
- Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. (London), Nov. 2002.
- Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
- Alchemy--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, Arabic--16th century
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
Inside front cover
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Decoration: Diagram, Inside front cover
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Decoration: Table, f. 1r
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Decoration: Drawing, f. 91r
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Decoration: Drawing, f. 91v
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Decoration: Decorated colophon, f. 92v