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BV 72 Tables for the risings and settings of the moon and planets.


Tables for the risings and settings of the moon and planets.

Call number

BV 72
(Bryn Mawr, PA, Bryn Mawr College Libraries, Special Collections)

Alternate identifiers


Bryn Mawr College Libraries


Persian with some titles and labels in Arabic


Copy produced in 1277 A.H. (1861) (f. 6r)


Book of astronomical tables to mark the rising and setting of the moon and planets for 1277 (1860-1861) and horoscopes.



Ii, 16, ii leaves : 225 x 136 (205 x 100) mm bound to 233 x 140 mm


Modern foliation in pencil added, upper outer recto.




Paper wrapper with green carpet page design now bound into quarter covers with marbled paper sides and pink textile spine; the corners of the sides have been cut away unevenly leaving the plain board exposed.


  • Chiefly grids that are structured as follows: right-hand page: 5 long lines over 16 columns divided into sets of 2, 1, 4, 9 columns with columns divided into rows of 1 header row and three sets of 5 rows; left-hand page: 5 long lines over 18 columns divided into sets of 4, 6, 5, 1, 2 columns with columns divided into rows of 1 header row, three sets of 5 rows. All grids border ruled with heavier rules dividing the sets of columns and rows.
  • Decoration

    Second opening has illuminated headpieces and outer margins in gold, red, blue, and green with titles in green; two small illustrations of a bird and a set of scales (f. 2v-3r). Last opening also has illuminated titles (15v-16r). Other pages have border rules in red, green, blue, black with five red rules for writing along the top of each page.


  • Written in nastaʻlīq in black and red ink; pointed.
  • Provenance

    Subjects topical



    Table of contents



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