Mohammed Ibn Al-Hussain Treatise

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 103 MS ARAB 1
  • Dates of Creation
      17th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 volume containing 240 pages

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume, 17th century, containing: Mohammed Ibn Al-Hussain Karkhi, Kitab al-kafi fi 'ilm al-hisab wa-'ilm al-misahah wa-al-khawafi (Treatise on arithmetic, geometry, land surveying etc)

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

Graves' library was bequeathed to University College London in 1870.


Summary list of titles and authors of Oriental manuscripts prepared by Peter Colvin, 13/01/04

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Paper. Black and red ink.

Conditions Governing Use

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Custodial History

The manuscript formed part of the library of John Thomas Graves (1806-1870), mathematician and Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London, whose collection included manuscripts dating from the 15th to the 19th century, relating mainly to mathematics. Formerly Graves 2342.

Related Material

University College London holds other Arabic manuscripts (Ref: MS ARAB): five other Arabic manuscripts, including one other (containing treatises on algebra) from the Graves collection, and others formerly belonging to Sandford Arthur Strong.


Mentioned briefly in J D Pearson, Oriental Manuscript Collections in the Libraries of Great Britain and Ireland (Royal Asiatic Society, London, 1954).