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Risālah i jarr i t̲h̲aqīl. For a projected edition see Indo-Iranica vi/3 (Jan. 1953) p. 31.
§ 777. Description of a Persian illustrated work on automata, watches, etc., composed in the time of the caliph Nāṣir (575–622/ 1180–1225): in Ilahiyat Fakültesi Dergisi, 1952/2–3 pp. 58–60 (see Oriens vii/1 p. 115).
§ 778. Badīʿ al-Zamān Ismāʿīl b. al-Razzāz al-Jazarī.
(K. fī maʿrifat al-ḥiyal al-handasīyah), an Arabic work written in 602/1205–6 for the Urtuqid ruler of Āmid, Maḥmūd b. M. b. Qarā Arslān: see Brockelmann Sptbd. i p. 902.
Persian translation of unknown authorship and date, divided like the original into six nauʿs: Blochet ii 801–2 (ah 1291/1874). Probably Rieu ii 839a (“treatise on mechanical contrivances”. ah 1216/1801) is a translation of the same work.
§ 779. ʿAlāʾ [al-Dīn] al-Kirmānī composed for the Ottoman Sulṭān Bāyazīd K̲h̲ān [i.e. either, and more probably, Bāyazīd i, who reigned from 792/1389 to 805/1402, on Bāyazīd ii, who reigned from 886/1481 to 918/1512] a treatise describing an improved spherical instrument for finding the qiblah (mss.: Blochet ii 793, Leyden iii p. 153 no. 1589). Badāʾiʿ al-ʿamal fī ṣanāʾiʿ al-ḥiyal (beg. Ḥamdī fuzūn az ḥadd i ʿadd u iḥṣā), on some mechanical contrivances (a clock, an hour-glass, a qiblah-numā, etc.), dedicated to Abū ’l-Muẓaffar Sulṭān Muḥammad K̲h̲ān [i.e. either Muḥammad i b. Bāyazīd, ah 805–24/1402–21, or Muḥammad ii b. Murād, ah 855–86/ 1451–81] and divided into four bābs and a k̲h̲ātimah: Bodleian 1872 (113 foll. Many drawings. N.d.).
¶ § 780. Appendix
Miʿyār al-ʿuqūl dar aʿmāl i jarr i t̲h̲aqīl (beg. al-Ḥ. l. ’l. rafaʿa maqādīra ahli ’l-kamāl (so Ivanow and Nad̲h̲īr Aḥmad, but Ross-Browne 14 (2) begins Baʿd z ḥamd i Kirdgār u durūd bar Nabī i muk̲h̲tār)), a short treatise on mechanics, “obviously compiled from European works” (Ivanow) and divided into five bābs, by Abū ʿAlī (A. ʿA. Ḥaidarābādī according to Āṣafīyah i p. 820, “Abú ‘Alí Abdál (?)” according to Ross-Browne 14 (2)): Ross-Browne 14 (2) (defective at end. 17th cent.), Ivanow Curzon 636 (19th cent.), ʿAlīgaṛh Subḥ. mss. p. 29 no. 1, Nad̲h̲īr Aḥmad 231 (K̲h̲alīl al-Dīn Aḥmad’s library, Benares), Mis̲h̲kāt iii/2 pp. 951–2 no. 1152 (transcribed from an Indian edition).
Editions: Ḥaidarābād 1250/1834° (Risālah dar aʿmāl i jarr i t̲h̲aqīl. 20 pp. Cf. Āṣafīyah i p. 810 no. 249, p. 820 no. 36); Tihrān a.h.s. 1331/1952–3 (ed. Humāʾī).
- Risālah i mīzān i āb: Āṣafīyah i p. 812 no. 163.