Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts

Navigation Aids

Penn in Hand: Selected Manuscripts
Search Collection

Main Content

Oversize LJS 322 - Avicenna, 980-1037 - [Fragments from Books III-V of Qānūn fī al-ṭibb]
Record View:    select brief viewBrief     detailed view selectedDetailed     select staff viewStaff
Avicenna, 980-1037.
[Fragments from Books III-V of Qānūn fī al-ṭibb].
Qānūn fī al-ṭibb. Selections
Physical description:
71 leaves : paper ; 249 x 160 mm, mounted on modern paper 323 x 198 mm.
Sections from Books III (al-Amrāḍ al-juzʼīyah, diseases arranged by part of the body), IV (al-Amrāḍ allatī lā takhuṣṣu ʻuḍwan bi-ʻaynih, diseases not specific to particular organs), and V (al-Adwiyah al-murakkabah, compound drugs, ointments, and electuaries) of Avicenna's medical encyclopedia. Many marginal notes trimmed; some later marginal notes run from the manuscript leaves onto their modern paper frames.
Formerly owned by Muḥammad ʻAbduh (ownership stamp, possibly of Iranian or Turkish origin, f. 22r, 26r).
Sold by Sam Fogg Ltd. (London) to Lawrence J. Schoenberg, Aug. 1999.
Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.
Gift of Barbara Brizdle Schoenberg, 2016.
Related names:
ʻAbduh, Muḥammad, former owner.
Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner.
Medicine - Early works to 1800.
Medicine, Arab.
Medicine, Medieval.
Medicine. - fast - (OCoLC)fst01014893
Medicine, Arab. - fast - (OCoLC)fst01015186
Medicine, Medieval. - fast - (OCoLC)fst01015277
Form / Genre:
Manuscripts, Arabic - 13th century.
Manuscripts, Medieval.
Gatherings (gathered matter components)
Fragments (object portions)
Stamps (Provenance)
Early works. - (OCoLC)fst01411636
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Foliation: Paper, 71; [1-27, 28a, 29a, 30-71], modern foliation in pencil, upper center; earlier foliation in ink suggests the original manuscript was at least 251 leaves.
Layout: Written in 40-41 long lines.
Script: Written in naskh in brown ink; unpointed, unvocalized; marginal notes in black or purple ink; pointed.
Decoration: Chapter titles, headings, and significant words or phrases in red ink.
Origin: Item is undated; possibly written in the 13th century.
Indexed / Referenced in:
Described in Transformation of knowledge: early manuscripts from the collection of Lawrence J. Schoenberg (London: Paul Holberton, 2006), p. 81 (LJS 322).
Cite as:
UPenn Oversize LJS 322.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Oversize LJS 322
Vernacular script:
ابن سينا, 980-1037.
قانون في الطب. Selections
عبده، محمد، former owner.

Find Related Items:

Collection: Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection
Collection: Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts
Facsimile: No
Illuminated: No
Illustrated: No
Notated: No
Language: Arabic
Century: 13th century
Date: 1200
Genre: Early works
Genre: Fragments (object portions)
Genre: Gatherings (gathered matter components)
Genre: Manuscripts, Arabic - 13th century
Genre: Manuscripts, Medieval
Subject: Medicine
Subject: Medicine, Arab
Subject: Medicine, Medieval
Author: Avicenna, 980-1037
Related names: Schoenberg, Lawrence J., former owner
Related names: ʻAbduh, Muḥammad, former owner
Page material: Paper