Title
Kitāb Mufīd al-ḥiṣāb : manuscript, 1910
كتاب مفيد الحساب : مخطوطة، 1910
Kitāb fī al-ʻadad al-hindī
كتاب في العدد الهندي
HOLLIS IDDigital Object
[Provides access to page images of entire work]  http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:FHCL.HOUGH:3106667 
Location
Networked Resource

Houghton
Language
Arabic
Description
1 v. (36 leaves) ; 25.6 cm.
Form/Genre
text

print
Subject
Mathematics, Ancient -- India ;  Mathematics, Arab

Category
manuscript

Note
Written surface: 9.5 x 18.8 cm, 25 lines per page, in clear naskhi script in black ink, on beige paper, with headings, keywords, and markings in red. Text: folios: 1b – 36a

The title "Kitāb Mufīd al-ḥiṣāb" [The Book of Mathematical Assistant] appears at the end of the manuscript. At the beginning, the manuscript was called "Kitāb fī al-ʻadad al-Hindī" [A book on Indian numerals].

Arab authors always considered, and correctly so, the Arabic numerals as coming from India.

Recent cloth, in excellent shape. Paper size: 19 x 25.6 cm.

Anonymous. No reference can be found for this manuscript, probably a unique one.

According to the colophon, copy completed on 28 Jumādā al-Ākhirah 1328 AH [July 7, 1910 AD].

MS Arab 432. Houghton Library, Harvard University.

In Arabic.


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