Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 66 (T.3.4)
Date of Creation: Between 1499 and 1599
Place of Creation: Venice?
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Yusuf ibn Amir Saif al Din al Muksi, Makhzun al-asrar.
Unknown Author, Treatise on the Science of Letters.
Unknown Author, Sharhu'l Khafiyah.
Unknown Author, Treatise of Talismans.
Unknown Author, Prayer of Idris.
Unknown Author, Treatise on the Mystic Meaning of Letters.
Abu 'Abdi'llah Ya'Ishu'l Umawi, Lawami'u'l Ta'rif Fi Matali'i'l Tasrif.
Muhammad Ibn Abi Talibi'l Ansari, Al Dimashki, Kitabu'l Siyasah Fi 'Ilmi'l Firasah.
Shihabu'l Din Ahmadu'bn Yusufa'l Safadi, Wajizu'l Muntaka Wa'l 'Azizu'l Multaka.
No. 1 was composed by the author for the use of his son Iskandar.
For 3, cf. Hajji Khalifa, 4,674.
For 7, cf. Hajji Khalifa, 11,223.
For 8, cf. Hajji Khalifa, 13,367.
A key to the ciphers is given at the end in a European hand.
[Formerly S.5.13; S.5.72]
Paper identified by Robson as used in Venice, 16th cent. He considers the whole volume to the compilation of Yusuf.
Arrangement: List Item Content
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Paper, 11 7/8 x 8 1/8, ff. 151, written in single cols. of 21 lines, each 8 5/8 x 5, rubrics and rubricated letters, tables, symbols, etc., in red and black, few marginalia.
Binding: Limp pasteboards, half-bound crimson morocco, marbled-paper sides and flap.
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Arabic
Material Type: Document
Bibliography: James Robson, 'A Hunterian Museum manuscript on magic', Transactions, Glasgow University Oriental Society, vol. 12 (1944-1946), pp 9-18; John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 458-459.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Muhammad ibn Abi Talibi al-Ansari
author: Yusuf ibn Amir Saifi al-Din al-Muksi
author: Shihabu al-Din Ahmad ibn Yusuf al-Safadi
author: Abu Abdillah Ya'ishu al-Umawi
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