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LJS 481 Commentary on Talkhīṣ aʻmāl al-ḥisāb
TitleCommentary on Talkhīṣ aʻmāl al-ḥisāb
Call numberLJS 481
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5954272
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Unattributed commentary on the summary of arithmetical operations by the late 13th- and early 14th-century scholar Ibn al-Bannāʼ. Demonstrates with examples the calculation of sums involving fractional numbers and square roots. Extensive marginal notes on a few leaves (p. 20-35). The first leaf is missing and several leaves have restored outer margins.
Extent159 leaves : 268 x 195 (205 x 135) mm. bound to 274 x 208 mm
FoliationPaper, 159 leaves; [1-55, i-ii, 56-151, i-ii, 152-165, 164-273, 174-179, 280-312], later pagination in ink, upper center. Catchwords on each leaf, lower left verso, many obscured by past water damage.
BindingLater leather, blind-stamped; rebacked.
LayoutWritten in 24 long lines.
ScriptWritten in maghrebi script, with division headings written larger script.
- Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, July 2004.
- Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2013.
- Arithmetic--Early works to 1900
- Mathematics, Arab--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, Arabic--15th century
- Manuscripts, Medieval
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
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