This quantity includes the severe version with English translation of a richly-illustrated Arabic treatise at the building of over 100 a variety of astronomical tools, a lot of that are in a different way unknown to experts. It was once composed by way of Najm al-D n al-Misr, a slightly shadowy determine, in Cairo ca. 1330. The variation is followed by means of an in depth technical and old statement, that is framed as a self-standing essay on Islamic mathematical instrumentation. whereas this essay/commentary is especially according to Najm al-D n's treatise, it additionally advantages from the session of a giant variety of formerly unstudied manuscripts, and encompasses a dialogue of all appropriate resources from the interval 800 1500."

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