Four manuscripts on mathematics: A. Nasir-ad-Din Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Tusi (1201-1274), Kitab ad-darb wa'l-qisma fi 'ilm al-jabr wa al-hisab, on multiplication and division in algebra and arithmetic Eastern Mediterranean, 15th/16th Century(4)
Lot 10
Four manuscripts on mathematics: A. Nasir-ad-Din Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Tusi (1201-1274), Kitab ad-darb wa'l-qisma fi 'ilm al-jabr wa al-hisab, on multiplication and division in algebra and arithmetic Eastern Mediterranean, 15th/16th Century(4)
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Four manuscripts on mathematics: A. Nasir-ad-Din Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Tusi (1201-1274), Kitab ad-darb wa'l-qisma fi 'ilm al-jabr wa al-hisab, on multiplication and division in algebra and arithmetic Eastern Mediterranean, 15th/16th Century(4) Four manuscripts on mathematics: A. Nasir-ad-Din Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Tusi (1201-1274), Kitab ad-darb wa'l-qisma fi 'ilm al-jabr wa al-hisab, on multiplication and division in algebra and arithmetic Eastern Mediterranean, 15th/16th Century(4)
Four manuscripts on mathematics: A. Nasir-ad-Din Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Tusi (1201-1274), Kitab ad-darb wa'l-qisma fi 'ilm al-jabr wa al-hisab, on multiplication and division in algebra and arithmetic
Eastern Mediterranean, 15th/16th Century
Arabic manuscript on paper, 9 leaves, 31 lines to the page written in clear naskhi script in black ink, significant words picked out or underlined in red, dampstaining mostly restricted to lower borders, edges frayed, modern brown leather with stamped central medallions, 270 x 185 mm.; B. Shihab-ad-Din Ahmad bin Muhammad ibn al-Hayim al-Maqdisi, Kashf al-Manstur 'an a'amal hisab al-Kusur, a treatise on arithmetic, written in Jerusalem, Palestine, dated 3rd Rabi' al-awwal 797/27th December 1394, Arabic manuscript on paper, 5 leaves, approximately 25 lines to the page written in naskhi script in black ink with significant words picked out in red, edges frayed, some staining, modern red morocco with stamped central medallions, 230 x 162 mm.; C. Badr-ad-Din Muhammad bin Muhammad bin Muhammad Sabt al-Mardini (1423-1506), Bughyat al-tullab fi 'ilm al-hisab, a treatise on arithmetic, Eastern Mediterranean, dated 3rd Rajab 1100/23rd April 1689, Arabic manuscript on paper, 11 leaves, 21 lines to the page written in naskhi script in black ink with significant words and sentences picked out in purple, some crude repairs mostly restricted to outer borders, modern red morocco with stamped central medallions, 238 x 172 mm.; D. Abu'l-Fatih 'Umar bin Ibrahim al-Khayyami, al-Mujaz fi 'ilm al-Jabr wa'l muqabalah, a poem on algebra, copied by 'Ali bin Muhammad bin Isma'il al-Zamzami al-Makki, written at Mecca, dated 9th Safar 841/11th August 1437, Arabic manuscript on paper, 11 leaves, approximately 23 lines to the page written in one and two lines of naskhi script in black ink, with significant words picked out in red, damage to the lower part of each page with the loss of areas of text, crudely repaired, modern brown morocco with text leaves laid down on covers
260 x 178 mm.(4)

Footnotes

  • For manuscript (A), see B. A. Rosenfeld & E. Thsanoglu, Mathematicians, Astronomers and other Scholars of Islamic Civilisation and their works, Istanbul 2003, pp. 211-219, M18. The others are not recorded in this work.
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