Rosenthal and Ihsanoglu list other copies of this work in various libraries including Berlin, Florence, Rampur, Manchester, London, Mashhad and Paris, see Mathematicians, Astronomers & Other Scholars of Islamic Civilisation and their Works (7th-19th c.), Istanbul, 2003, pp. 211-219, no 606, M4.
See also A. Mingana, Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library, Manchester, 1934, p.550, no.350. where the author states that “the editor, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, informs us in the preface that the version which he used was revised by Thabet Ibn Qurrah who died in 901 AD, and was first translated by Hunayn Ibn Ishaq Hunayn who died in 873 AD, while his researches were facilitated by the commentary of Eutocius of Ascalon. The work has two maqalahs”. This information also appears in the preface of the present manuscript.
The great scholar and polymath Nasr al-Din al-Tusi (1201-74 AD) was responsible for editions of most of the Greek astronomical and mathematical works that had been translated into Arabic in the eighth-tenth centuries. His enormous output in such editions or recensions was almost matched by his own independent works on those subjects.
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