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The Kitab al-Bulhan, or Book of Wonders, is an Arabic manuscript dating mainly from the late 14th century A.D. and probably bound together in Baghdad during the reign of Jalayirid Sultan Ahmad (1382-1410). The manuscript is made up of astrological, astronomical and geomantic texts compiled by Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani, as well as a dedicated section of full-page illustrations,

Al-Farabi, Alpharabius, Zodiac chart. al-Farabi, Abu Nasr (c.870-950) Al-Farabi was known to the Arabs as the 'Second Master' (after Aristotle), and with good reason. It is unfortunate that his name has been overshadowed by those of later philosophers such as Ibn Sina, for al-Farabi was one of the world's great philosophers and much more original than many of his Islamic successors. A philosopher, logician and musician, he was also a major political scientist. Astrology.

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MS G.14 (fol. 16v)

Sagittarius | Book of Hours | ca. 1473 | The Morgan Library & Museum

The Rawlinson necromantic manuscript, 15th century This collection of texts on magic and fortune-telling in Latin and Middle English is one of four Bodleian manuscripts consulted by Alan Garner when he was writing The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. Popularly known as the Rawlinson necromantic manuscript, it contains spells, conjurations, invocations, and ‘experimenta’ (true experiences) of angels. MS. Rawl. D. 252

The Ripley scroll is a truly beautiful alchemical manuscript, attributed to George Ripley (c. 1415 – 1490), Canon Regular of the priory at Bridlington in Yorkshire

Astrolabe and Astrological Volvelle, Italian, later 15th century(Inv. 45127)

Kitab al-Bulhan or Book of Wonders (late 14thC.) The Kitab al-Bulhan, or Book of Wonders, is an Arabic manuscript dating mainly from the late 14th century A.D. and probably bound together in Baghdad during the reign of Jalayirid Sultan Ahmad (1382-1410)