23 April 2002
RA'IS AL-BUHAR AL-MU'ALLIM SULAYMAN IBN AHMAD AL-MIHRI AL-QUDA'I (fl. AH 943/1536 AD): AL-RAUD AL-ZAHIR AL-MUSTAKHLIS MIN ZIJ AL-DAILAMI
Bahrain, AH 1 Jumada I October 1536 AD
Astronomy, Arabic manuscript on paper, 57ff. with 25ll. of black naskh, titles in yellow or red, occasional words and phrases in red, copious astronomical tables, final folio with colophon signed 'Abdullah ibn Mahmud al-Ansari al-Maliki al-Bahraini and dated 1 Jumada I 943, light staining, in brown morocco binding with flap with gold tooled medallion
Folio 11¾ x 8in. (30 x 20.3cm.)
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This is a little known work made during the lifetime of the author, a master navigator and astronomer. The present work consists of extracts taken from the astronomical tables of Dailami and Najrani, updated by the author.
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