The beginning of this manuscript contains an astronomical treatise on the seven planets, Kitab al-Ikhtiyarat ‘ala ma dalat ‘alayhi al-kawakib al-saba’ whose author remains anonymous. It is not recorded in any of the main reference listings.
The second treatise in this manuscript appears to contain diagrams identical to those of an early 15th century Mamluk treatise on divination, Kitab durr al-munazzam fi al-sirr al-a'zam which sold at Christie's, King Street, 13 April 2010, lot 63. Another copy sold at Christie's, King Street, 16 October 2001, lot 36. See also GAL, I, p. 463, SI, p. 838-9.
Kitab durr al-munazzam is a treatise on the interpretation of a magical tablet stated to have been revealed to 'Ali bin Abi Talib, also called Miftah al-Jafr al-Jami'. It is on occult sciences and foretelling the future. The author, Kamal al-Din Muhammad bin Talha bin Muhammad bin al-Hasan, Abu Salim al-Nasibi was originally from Nusaybin, Syria. He settled in Damascus and died in Aleppo in 1254 AD. The present work is recorded amongst others in Al-Zerekly, Al-A'lam, Biographical Dictionary, vol. 6, p.175.
An ownership note on the last folio with circular diagrams gives the date of AH 870/1466-67 AD.