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Penn Library's LJS 407 - [Collection of astronomical texts]. (Video Orientation)

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8-29-2022

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Video Orientation to the University of Pennsylvania Library's LJS 407, a collection of astronomical works by Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī, which include material on sunset and sunrise, the size of the earth, the moon, the distance to the moon, the distance between the sun and the planets, movement of the spheres, and eclipses. Some marginal notes in another hand, affected by trimming.

LJS 407 is undated; perhaps copied in the 16th century.

Digital copies and a full record are available through Franklin: https://franklin.library.upenn.edu/catalog/FRANKLIN_9950826723503681

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Astronomy -- Early works to 1800, Astronomy, Manuscripts Persian, Manuscripts 16th century, Manuscripts Renaissance, Codices (bound manuscripts), Anthologies, Diagrams, Handbooks, Inlays (decorative components), Early works

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Arabic Studies | History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Other Astrophysics and Astronomy | Renaissance Studies

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