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Tables for the risings and settings of the moon and planets, 1861 C.E.; 1277 A.H.

Identifier: BV 72


Book of astronomical tables to mark the rising and setting of the moon and planets for 1277 (1860-1861) and horoscope.


  • Creation: 1861 C.E.; 1277 A.H.


1 volumes

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Copy produced in 1277 A.H. (1861) (f. 6r).

Other Related Names

  1. al-Hakem al Awjad (Ottoman governor), owner
  2. Dr. William Blake Gibson, donor

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Dr. William Blake Gibson in March, 1982.

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Physical Description

Manuscript codex. Title supplied by cataloger.

Paper support.

Paper wrapper with green carpet page design now bound into quarter covers with marbled paper sides and pink textile spine; the corners of the sides have been cut away unevenly leaving the plain board exposed.

Ii, 16, ii leaves : 225 x 136 (205 x 100) mm bound to 233 x 140 mm

Chiefly grids that are structured as follows: right-hand page: 5 long lines over 16 columns divided into sets of 2, 1, 4, 9 columns with columns divided into rows of 1 header row and three sets of 5 rows; left-hand page: 5 long lines over 18 columns divided into sets of 4, 6, 5, 1, 2 columns with columns divided into rows of 1 header row, three sets of 5 rows. All grids border ruled with heavier rules dividing the sets of columns and rows.

Persian with some titles and labels in Arabic. Written in nastaʻlīq in black and red ink; pointed.

Second opening has illuminated headpieces and outer margins in gold, red, blue, and green with titles in green; two small illustrations of a bird and a set of scales (f. 2v-3r). Last opening also has illuminated titles (15v-16r). Other pages have border rules in red, green, blue, black with five red rules for writing along the top of each page.

Modern foliation in pencil added, upper outer recto.

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