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Oversize LJS 355 - Avicenna, 980-1037 - [Books III-V of al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb]
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Lawrence J. Schoenberg Collection: Oversize LJS 355 - Avicenna, 980-1037 - [Books III-V of al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb]
Avicenna, 980-1037.
[Books III-V of al-Qānūn fī al-ṭibb] [manuscript].
Qānūn fī al-ṭibb. Selections
Physical description:
182 leaves : paper ; 322 x 222 (255 x 164) mm. bound to 322 x 232 mm.
15th-century copy of Books III (al-Amrāḍ al-juzʼīyah, diseases arranged by part of the body), IV (al-Amrāḍ al latī la takhaṣ bi-ʻuḍwīn bi-ʻaynih, diseases not specific to particular organs), and V (al-Adwiyah al-murakkabah, compound drugs, ointments, and electuaries) from a 13th-century manuscript of Avicenna's medical encyclopedia. The colophon of the 13th-century manuscript states that it was edited by Muḥammad ibn Abī Shujāʻ ibn Muḥammad ibn ʻAlī al-Kātib. The paper is brittle from oxidation; some repairs have been made.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collation: Paper, 182; 1-18¹⁰ 19².
Layout: Written in 51 long lines.
Script: Written in naskh script with headings in slightly larger script.
Decoration: Headings and significant words and phrases in red ink; text block outlined in ink.
Binding: Leather, with blind-stamped medallions and flap attached to lower cover.
Origin: Probably copied in the 15th century (based on the European paper), from a source manuscript dated 9 Ramadan, A.H. 608 (1212, f. 182r).
Cite as:
UPenn Oversize LJS 355.
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Oversize LJS 355
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