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[Sirr al-asrār]; [manuscript].

Title:
[Sirr al-asrār] [manuscript].
Abstract:
Early copy of the long form of this popular treatise presented as a letter from Aristotle to Alexander the Great on statecraft, astronomy, astrology, magic, and medicine. The ending of the manuscript is missing; the text breaks off during a discussion of magical alphabets.
Format:
127 leaves : paper, col. ill.; 190 x 127 (120 x 65) mm. bound to 190 x 140 mm.
Identifier:
(OCoLC)ocn802371095; (OCoLC)802371095; (PU)5803344-penndb-Voyager
Language:
Arabic.
Provenance:
Formerly owned by Nūr al-Dīn Arslān Shah, Turkmen ruler of Mosul, 1193-1211 (illuminated name, f. 1r).; Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd., Islamic Calligraphy catalog (2003), no. 25, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.; Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.; Gift of Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2016.
Publisher:
[Mosul?, Iraq, between 1193 and 1211]
Subject:
Education of princes -- Early works to 1800.; Kings and rulers -- Duties -- Early works to 1800.; Political ethics -- Early works to 1800.; Astronomy -- Early works to 1800.; Islamic magic -- Early works to 1800.; Codices.; Illuminations.; Tables (documents); Treatises.; Manuscripts, Arabic; 12th century.; 13th century.; Manuscripts, Medieval.
Type:
Manuscript
Personal Name:
Alexander,; Aristotle,; Nūr al-Dīn Arslān Shah,; Schoenberg, Lawrence J.,
Call Number:
LJS 459
Collection:
Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts