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Manuscript Monday: LJS 296 – Īḍāḥ al-maqāṣid li-farāʼiḍ al-fawāʼid

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 296, Īḍāḥ al-maqāṣid li-farāʼiḍ al-fawāʼid. This manuscript was written in Iran in A.H. 720 (1320), in Arabic, by Kāshī, ʻImād al-Dīn Yaḥyá ibn Aḥmad and it is a mathematical treatise with frequent marginal notes by multiple hands.

You can see the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand and you can download all of the images and metadata at OPenn.

 


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Manuscript Monday: Ms. Oversize 33 – Choir Psalter Gatherings

Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s Ms. Oversize 33, choir psalter gatherings from the Catholic Church. This manuscript was written in Spain in the 16th century, in Latin, and it is a section (5 gatherings) from the middle of a choir psalter containing a number of psalms (part of 67 and all of 71, 74-75, 80, 83-86, 88, 90-91, 94-98, and 102-103) in order for liturgical use.

You can see the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand and you can download all of the images and metadata at OPenn.