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Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (d.1274), Juz' II of al-Khususi fi’l-qadaya wa’l ahkam ‘al-mawalid wa irtibatuha bi’l nujum and risalat Dorthuyus fi tali’ al-sa’dah ‘ind al-mawalid, (two astrological treatises), copied by ‘Ali Ibn Muhammad al-Shafi’i, Near East, dated 869 AH/1464-65 AD

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  • paper and leather binding with ink
  • 22.3 by 15cm.
Arabic manuscript on thick paper, 42 leaves plus 2 flyleaves, 25 lines to the page, written in naskh script in black ink, keywords picked out in red, catchwords, some marginal glosses, later red morocco binding with gilt-stamped foliate central medallions and ropework borders

Catalogue Note

Nasir al-Din Abu Ja’far Muhammad Ibn Muhammad al-Tusi (1201-74 AD) was born in Tus, Khurasan, and became the counsellor and astronomer of the Mongol ruler Hulagu (d.1265). In 1259 AD, he founded the great astronomical observatory and scientific school in Maragha, the capital of the Ilkhanids. This manuscript contains a dedication to the Caliph al-Musta’sim.